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Piney River Ranch

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A wonderful place in the high in the mountains.

As we went up the mountain, we saw several outfitters and their hunter clients camped to the side... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
North Carolina
What a View

Drove up to do a day hike and what an amazing view. We did go into the Ranch store/restaurant to... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

As we went up the mountain, we saw several outfitters and their hunter clients camped to the side of the road, so we knew it would be a place to view the wilderness.

1  Thank wmlifsey
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Drove up to do a day hike and what an amazing view. We did go into the Ranch store/restaurant to use restroom and bought the kids some snacks/ice cream. Pretty rustic up there; seems like it would be a cool place to stay overnight. The...More

Thank Cheezyfrye
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Absolutely GORGEOUS. wonderful customer service; make sure you rent a kayak/canoe and take it up the river. can't say enough about our trip there. the views are breathtaking. I would recommend getting there early when the morning sun is the most beautiful. Also, be prepared...More

Thank Jasmine T
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding. First - as others have said - the ride in and out is rough. We were in shuttles and it was a rough ride. But so worth it. We had rain, snow and sun all the same day. A beautiful place...More

Thank James C
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Best advice: download the directions from Piney River Ranch website before you go! The drive is bumpy, but well worth it. Just take your time and enjoy the views along the way. We were able to take a last minute horseback ride up the mountain,...More

3  Thank scragen
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We didn't want to do another hike since we wanted a relaxing day, so we researched other recommended places to visit close to Vail. The drive is basically on a rocky road and takes about 40mins to finally get to the ranch. It's a beautiful...More

Thank venisonking
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Long drive on gravel keeps so many away and allows the regulars to have a nice and uncrowded day. Really beautiful views. It is a shame to miss this one.

Thank FLLsunshine
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Great place for a day in the mountains with the family. Beautiful scenic view of the mountains. Nice lunch in cafe an accommodating staff

Thank Cvillboy
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is a special little hide gem and worth the short but bumpy road drive. Be sure to look at the map on their website prior to going, we did take a wrong turn. Keep to the left when there is a fork in the...More

Thank Mswol
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We were hesitant to go, as it's so far out of the way, but were glad we did. The road is rough. I'd strongly recommend an SUV or crossover of some type. Lots of ruts and large rocks. We did see some regular cars, but...More

1  Thank Warren B
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Susan L
April 14, 2018|
Response from Ruhskis | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware that they had overnight accommodations. I've only been there for day visits.