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Address: Piney River Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81658
Phone Number: +1 303-905-4439
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Snowmobiling
Description: Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback...
Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened June 21st through September annually.
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2014
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! What a gorgeous setting. We enjoyed a family day and even saw a moose with two babies. Well worth the drive

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Lafayette, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The drive up to the ranch is totally worth it. The snow capped mountains behind the lake make for amazing photos! I can see why it is also a wedding venue. A+

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite lake in all of Colorado. No, I haven't been to that many but I do love this one. The scenery is beautiful, a lake surrounded by snow capped mountains is just what you imagine when you think of Colorado. Highly recommend the trip out (you have to travel about 10 mile on a long dirt road).

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Piney has horses, fishing, canoes for rent and great hiking trails. The drive in can be 4WD only if it has rained recently, but it can be worth the effort to get away from the crowds in the valley during summer.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Piney River Ranch is one of my favorite places on Earth. I started coming to the Ranch In the mid-1970's as a little girl to ride horses. Today, if you can handle the INCREDIBLY bumpy ride, (note: this is NOT a drive for your little Honda Accord! Low-riding cars will bottom out on some beautiful Sandstone rocks and ruts that... More 

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Cleveland
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Additional Information about Piney River Ranch

Address: Address: Piney River Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81658
Phone Number: +1 303-905-4439
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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