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Piney River Ranch

#12 of 74 things to do in Vail Features Animals
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Day at Piney Lake

Great place for a day in the mountains with the family. Beautiful scenic view of the mountains... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
via mobile
Must see!

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened June 21st through September annually.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“dirt road” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank AGPNCO2014
Reviewed 15 July 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
Reviewed 10 July 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
Reviewed 6 July 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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