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Piney River Ranch

700 Red Sandstone Rd, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657
+1 303-905-4439
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Ranked #18 of 55 Activities in Vail
Type: Mountains, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Snowmobiling
Owner description: Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant...
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Type: Mountains, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Snowmobiling
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened late June through September annually.

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Cleveland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Loved visiting Piney Lake with some friends during off season. The view is absolutely worth the very bumpy,, long drive up the mountain-you forget all that once park the car and catch a breath of the air and a view of your surroundings. We brought a picnic lunch and had a wonderful afternoon.

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Long Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This review is for the lake, scenery, wildlife and hike around the lake. The road to this place is pretty rough, but when you get to the end, WOW! The scenery is spectacular, especially in fall with all the colors. Moose hang out here too..so that is a plus! Next time I come back to the Vail area (the road... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The 11 mile trail is an adventure. The views from the ranch were stunning. Proprietor friendly and interested in his guests. Food was fresh and delicious. Picturesque, rugged, beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We just spent a night in one of the cabins at Piney River Ranch and I was pleasantly surprised. All of the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The cabin was very clean and nicely decorated. If you don't want to cook your own food the food at the restaurant was very good. The bathrooms were clean and a short... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Whether you're spending a day, a week, or anything in between, you won't be disappointed!!! This is an incredibly rustic place set in the most amazing place - shooting stars, double rainbows & moose included!!! There is no running water or refrigeration within the accommodations (Yurt, Teepees, Tent Camping or Bare Minimum Cabins), however, bring your own camping supplies and... More 

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Welch, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I camped at the Piney River Ranch on August 14th on our way to Moab. At the request of our daughter who was there in June, she wanted us to see this beautiful mountain lake. We were not disappointed. Even though we could only spend one night. The staff at the ranch were very friendly and kind.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Absolutely stunning views and peaceful surroundings. We were the only ones there. We were surprised by the above average cafe at the ranch. Was a pleasant surprise to have a place to sit and have a snack and they had real restrooms. I will go back in spite of the 10 mile trek over rough terrain.

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Shamong
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went there 2 times during the 5 days we were in Vail. It is an awesome, somewhat white knuckle drive up to the lake, but the beauty is well worth it. The lake is beautiful, and we were fortunate to get great pictures of the moose Montie both trips. The horse riding trip could not have been better. Ty... More 

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Elgin, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Piney River Ranch is the perfect venue for people who want a rustic Colorado wedding. Monique is super helpful and customizes your event to fit your needs. Even though my husband and I live in the Vail valley, we are both transplants from other states. We really wanted our guests to experience Colorado in the non-tourist way. This venue was... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Piney Lake is a beautiful place, we rented canoes, had a picnic, took pictures. We did not have time to hike up to see the falls p, but definitely worth the trip.

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