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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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This is a special little hide gem and worth the short but bumpy road drive. Be sure to look at the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Mswol
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Rough ride to spectacular beauty.

We were hesitant to go, as it's so far out of the way, but were glad we did. The road is rough... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Warren B
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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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"rent canoes"
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"beautiful mountain lake"
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"small lake"
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"rough ride"
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"low clearance"
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"hiking trail"
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"paddle boarding"
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"mile hike"
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"wheel drive"
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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

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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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Reviewed August 4, 2017

If you love postcard scenic beauty, you'll love this place. A placid lake, greenery, and the beautiful mountains as a back drop...what more could you ask for?

1  Thank Merrill S
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Most beautiful place! We did paddle at the lake, horse back riding, hiking, waterfall, there is a nice casual restaurant. We stayed there from 11am to 5pm. It's a most!!!

2  Thank Monigracia
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We drove our 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan to Piney River Ranch mid-morning on Monday July 10th. Yes, it was bumpy, but no damage to our vehicle at all. We saw several other low clearance vehicles maneuvering the road without apparent difficulty as well. I think...More

3  Thank MICHELLE R
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I live in the area, so I'm here several times during the summer. It's my favorite place to be whether I'm hiking solo or entertaining f/f from out of town. You don't need a 4x4 to get there and best to avoid weekends. Decent food...More

2  Thank AGPNCO2014
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Only stopped in for a short visit, but enjoyed it thoroughly! The bar staff was attentive and courteous. Being in one of the most beautiful places one could imagine doesn't hurt the way drinks go down either!

1  Thank heretic73
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Be sure to have a car with high clearance. This is a wonderful place to take the family! Easy (6 mile round trip) hike to a water fall. Lots of activities on site. You can rent canoes, SUP boards, horses... There is even a place...More

4  Thank yvonnesG6733TB
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Visited 25 years ago but this time it had quite the physical change. A restaurant, cabins, bathrooms, gift shop, a place to have a party, etc. There were going to be 4 weddings there that night. They must have had spectacular views! Hubby and I...More

1  Thank clr1966
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the canoeing and paddle boarding. The staff was very helpful and informative. We also ate lunch at the restaurant there. It was very good and offered a lot of variety. The only drawback is the bumpy, dusty road to get there, but it...More

Thank TxMelindaS
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Susan L
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Response from Ruhskis | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware that they had overnight accommodations. I've only been there for day visits.
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