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Piney River Ranch

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700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Beautiful

My family loved the view. The drive there was very pretty. Kids loved the road that takes u there... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
gbpatel76
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plano, tx
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Not easy to get to, but worth it!

My husband drove out to Piney Lake for one afternoon in September. We didn't stay there, we didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Julie G
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Minneapolis, Mn
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We are officially closed for the 2017 season. See you in Summer 2018! Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened June 21st through September annually.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“dirt road” (29 reviews)
“wedding venue” (5 reviews)
“rent canoes” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
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+1 303-905-4439
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"dirt road"
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"wedding venue"
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"rent canoes"
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"peaceful lake"
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"hour horse ride"
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"small lake"
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"great hikes"
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"rental suv"
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"rough ride"
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"low clearance"
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"paddle boarding"
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"mile hike"
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"horseback riding"
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"easy hike"
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"gore range"
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"views are breathtaking"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My family loved the view. The drive there was very pretty. Kids loved the road that takes u there. We rented canoe there and that was a huge hit with kids. We would go back there again in a heartbeat.

2  Thank gbpatel76
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

My husband drove out to Piney Lake for one afternoon in September. We didn't stay there, we didn't hike, we didn't have time. Turns out, it was well worth it for the views alone and when we got there, a MOOSE was standing in the...More

3  Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Best thing to say is have your adventure and try it out for yourself. I found it beautiful, nice trails and decent food. A LOT of fun! It's a long slow drive though. Took us about 45 minutes on the dirt road.

3  Thank RussellKP
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

In summer time, this is a great place to visit. 40 minutes away from Vail with different walking trails and wonderful views. Excellent place for picnics and family/friends gatherings.

2  Thank Edgardo M
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fun! This place is definitely beautiful. The road in/out is not as bad as others have said, but it is not easy either. The lake, surrounding mountains, and fall colors were truly spectacular. We stayed in one of the lakeside glamping tents. They really need...More

1  Thank BuffaloPaz
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stopped to use a picnic table to feed our infant and were shooed away by a worker who explained "they're trying to run a restaurant here and you're discouraging our guests". not sure nature this is the best location for a resort compound... My...More

Thank Hughesgt
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I lived in Vail for a ski season 30 years ago. Piney River Ranch is the most beautiful spot in that area in my opinion. You have to travel a rocky dirt road that twists and turns for 11 miles to get there, but the...More

2  Thank RamRom080410
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I decided to check out the Piney River Ranch. It is 10.5 miles outside of Vail on very rugged, bumpy, unpaved, and narrow road. Once we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by the ranch. Not only is it on the Piney River,...More

Thank Barb G
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our daughter got married on the lakeside deck outside the rustic wedding venue at Piney. With the water and mountains behind them, the setting could not have been prettier. The views from inside the spacious timber dining room were gorgeous. The room was warm, comfortable...More

2  Thank Wendell D
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had read several reviews on the trip to Piney Lake so was prepared for the encounter. The road up, while bumpy and rugged, was much easier than anticipated. Did it in a rental SUV; wouldn't have wanted to do it in a low slung sedan....More

1  Thank jeffmpma
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