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North Fork Ranch

55395 Highway 285, P.O. Box B, Shawnee, CO 80475
North Fork Ranch
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted to give our two grandsons a different type of vacation, so we decided to try a dude ranch experience since we are from the East Coast. I picked North Fork because it is close to Denver, we could stay less than a week, and the Trip Advisor reviews were outstanding. It did not disappoint! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were surprised that this beautiful ranch is only an hour from our house. We were able to go there on highway 285 which is much less traffic congested than I 70. The couple that own and run the ranch are very attentive and accommodating. The scenary is beautiful, the fly fishing is great, food is excellent. We rode horses... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drive HWY285 between Fairplay and Denver all the time and we never noticed the Northfork Ranch. I can't tell you how happy we were to find this wonderful place. Let's see - instead of sitting in traffic - we relaxed and decided to stay the night. We arrived at 4pm - caught a trout - went on a hike... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I just returned from 3 1/2 days, 3 nights at North Fork Ranch and didn't want to leave. I randomly found North Fork Ranch on the internet and thought it read too good to be true. Actually it is better than you can even imagine. Idyllc setting on beautiful grassy grounds, with the South Platte River running... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

When it comes to fishing, there can't possibly be a better experience in Colorado(or maybe nationwide...) than North Fork Ranch. We stayed for a long weekend in the lodge and fished two days with Monroe. I'm sure all the guides are wonderful, but if you are looking to catch big fish, have a great time and learn about life, Monroe... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a gem! Wonderful vacation for every one. Horse back riding, white water rafting and fly fishing. What's not to like? The accommodations are great... the meals are wonderful... the staff is friendly and very helpful. Karen and Dean run a very upscale and efficient ranch. Wish we could have discovered this place sooner. Can't wait for our next visit!

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Aspens were turning yellow for fall. We stayed here for 4 days. Our cabin, stonehenge was a multiroom building built in the 30's but remodeled beautifully but Dean the present owner. We loved the grounds, the river running through it, the food, all 5 star. Everyone was very pleasant and attentive. The river running through the property is excellent... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Took entire family of 15, from 8 months-47 & 100 % were delighted with everything from accommodations to extraordinary range of activities, food & especially the gracious, efficient service! Best family event ever, one never to be duplicated. Easily reached from Denver International Airports, with Ranch providing transport, if needed; since so entirely self-contained car unnecessary. Early season timing outstanding:... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The North Fork Ranch is a wonderful couples or family experience within 1.5 hrs. of Denver. The fishing on property was incredible; great thrill catching our first trout using fly fishing gear. And the food was absolutely delicious. Karen and Dean May have taken a beautiful setting on the South Platte River and built it into a 35-guest dude ranch... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fishing, riding, relaxing, eating, hiking...you name it - North Fork delivers! Our family just returned from a long weekend stay. We couldn't have been more pleased with the location, the quality of the fishing, the trailriding, the food and the staff. All of us had a great time. The accommodations are spaced out so everyone feels like they have their... More 

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