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Piney River Ranch

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Iconic Vail attraction

Living in Vail for 30 years now I have seen 1st hand how piney has evolved. In the last 5 years... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert B
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Wolcott, Colorado
Scenic hike

The drive up from Vail was beautiful too. The last 3.8 miles was all bumpy road. I missed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ming X
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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
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700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
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+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Vail for 30 years now I have seen 1st hand how piney has evolved. In the last 5 years this Little gem has gotten very popular. A few weeks ago it was the busiest I have ever seen it, but even that can’t...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up from Vail was beautiful too. The last 3.8 miles was all bumpy road. I missed the fall leaves this year. Came a little late in the season. We had a dry summer. The water level is low. But the hike was still...More

Thank Ming X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had our daughters wedding here. What an amazing spot to find! The views are complete with a bald eagle flying over head as moose walk in front of us. The food is fabulous, the help is unbelievable with kindness and willingness to do...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was probably our favorite hike during our time in Vail. The bumpy dirt road (45 minute drive) is slow to navigate but we were able to do in my SUV. We hiked the Upper Trail which had awesome views the entire hike! We returned...More

Thank Texans112
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great area, gets busier in the afternoon summer days but if you go in the morning it's excellent. You can hike and paddle board. Cute cabins even though we didn't stay in them.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited late in August 2017, and the place was crowded - we did not even try to get in. Rather, we took the Piney River Falls Trail, which is nice thogh quite busy.

Thank MXB48
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited Piney River Ranch. Awesome view! The picture attached is NOT photo shopped! Two went horse back riding and had a wonderful time. My husband & I canoed on the 'lake' and loved it. Watched a mother Moose and her calf as they grazed...More

Thank MarciaBenjam
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Best chance of seeing a moose is early morning or dusk. Road is bumpy but a car can do it fine just take it slow. Nice horseshoe pit so among other mentioned activities you can have a couple beers and a bite from the lunch...More

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We took our 3 boys, ages 3, 5, and 7, up to this ranch. We did part of the hike, canoed, and fished. It was reasonably priced for everything we did. The road up wasn't bad, but we have an SUV. There are parts where...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My husband insisted we visit here with our teens after his trip with his parents 35 years earlier. I was skeptical of the drive, bumpy and long, but so worth it. The beauty of this cannot be described well enough. We rented canoes(paddle boards also...More

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Susan L
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I wasn't aware that they had overnight accommodations. I've only been there for day visits.
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