The Elk River Guest Ranch sits high up at 7,502 ft, secluded in northwestern Colorado. Its landscape creates an ideal setting for a western getaway vacation.
The fastest route to get to the ranch is from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. From there, you can either rent a car, use a shuttle service from Go Alpine or the Elk River Guest Ranch.
Summer dude ranch in Clark
While there, you can observe an abundance in wildlife letting you see some elk herds, eagles, hawks, fox and marmot just to name a few. The ranch is a 3-season activity center. From June 10 to August 25, the establishment operates as an all-inclusive dude ranch. From August 26 to March 31, the ranch offers lodging and horseback riding on select dates.
Lodging at the guest ranch
The ranch accommodates 15 guests per week ensuring a 2:1 guest to host ratio to provide the most intimate, memorable and rewarding experience. For lodging, guests can choose between the Aspen, Riverside or Evergreen cabin. Each cabin varies in size, number of beds and amenities. The interior designs are lovely, beds are comfortable and the rooms are simply cozy. Great after a day of fun-filled activities.
Recreation at the guest ranch
At the Elk Guest Ranch, you won’t run out of things to do. Guests can go horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, overnight camping, fly fishing and rafting or tubing. The ranch also provides evening entertainments and if you think you’re good with archery, you can give it a go at the ranch. Guests can also go hunting for mule deer and elk during the fall hunting season.
Whatever the activity you choose to do, it’s made better with the majestic view and dedicated hosts determined to give you the vacation you deserve.
It’s important to note however that the ranch is not pet-friendly. The ranch is also committed to making use of eco-friendly practices. They encourage catch-and-release fly fishing, water conservation, use of organic bath products and energy-efficient lighting. It’s a great establishment that provides exceptional vacations while letting everyone be responsible stewards of the lands.
Address: 29840 County Road 64, Clark
Season: early June through March