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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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STUNNING views/ like you're in Switzerland

Absolutely GORGEOUS. wonderful customer service; make sure you rent a kayak/canoe and take it up... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jasmine T

We attended a wedding. First - as others have said - the ride in and out is rough. We were in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James C
Palatine, Illinois
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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%
Travellers talk about
“dirt road” (29 reviews)
“national park” (5 reviews)
“wedding venue” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank scragen
Reviewed 10 September 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 20 August 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 17 August 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 9 August 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 8 August 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
Reviewed 4 August 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
Reviewed 29 July 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!!!

1  Thank Monigracia
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