Ranch Holiday & Western Experience in Colorado at North Fork Ranch! Riding in Colorado!

North Fork Ranch in Shawnee / Colorado
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“Where the mountains reach the sky" is just one way to describe the stunning country you’ll experience on horseback at North Fork Ranch.

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Established in 1985, North Fork Ranch rests quietly along one-half mile of the tranquil North Fork of the South Platte River. Our 520 acre ranch sits at an elevation of 8100 ft. and adjoins the Pike National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness and Mt. Evans Wilderness. The Continental Divide with it's 14,000 foot snow-capped peaks are always visible to our west.

The North Fork valley is oriented east and west boasting amazing sunsets and long relaxing days of sunshine. The fresh evening air will sway your curtains and the quiet of the mountains will give you a magical night of sleep.

With the ranch set at 8100 feet, our rides take you to up to 10,000 feet, where high country meadows are showered with wild flowers and the crisp, fresh air and high mountain sun is a perfect invitation to relax and regroup.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: White water rafting on the Arkansas River (15 miles down Browns Canyon), South Park and Breckenridge
Traveling by car:
We also provide airport transfer from Denver International Airport
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
Denver International Airport
Transfer service available

nearby /
on the property

Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Skiing cross-country, Biking, Mountain climbing

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Galleries / Museum, Shopping, Golf course, Tennis court, Water skiing, Canoeing / Kayaking, White-Water Rafting, Skiing downhill, Mountain biking
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Dude/Guest Ranch, Ranch Resort
from: 20. May
to: 31. October
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

“Where the mountains reach the sky" is just one way to describe the stunning country you’ll experience on horseback at North Fork Ranch.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

    More details of the property

    Whether you're a seasoned cowboy or you've never put your feet into a pair of cowboy boots, a vacation to North Fork Ranch will be an experience you won't soon forget.

    What we have to offer
    • Horses for guests available
    • Accommodation for one night only
    • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
    • Weekend stays
    • Weekly
    • Long Term stays
    • Family Trips
    • Group activities
    • Honeymoon Packages
    • accommodation for Non-Riders too
    • Supervised Children's Activities
      (no limitation)
    • Archery
    • Dancing (classes)
    • Fishing
    • Massage
    • Sightseeing Tours
    • Evening program
    • Barbecues

    Additional Animals on the property

    Horses, mules, miniature mule, calf, lambs, goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, deer, elk
    Horses available in our riding program
    Number of Horses:
    in all >20 Horses are available.
    Kind of Horses:
    For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Ponies
    Riding (trained for / saddle):
    Western, For guided Trail Rides
    Riding program
    • with horses for rent
    • Guided Trail Rides
    • All-day Rides
      Minimum age for Trail Rides:
      age 6 & up
      Riding experience:
      No restriction
      Demand on rider:
      little demands
      Big/Heavy Riders:
      No restriction
      Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
      •Rides available for all abilities
      •Your own horse for the week
      •Horsemanship clinic offered
      •Morning, afternoon, & lunch rides offered
      •Champagne brunch ride at 10,000 ft.

      Guest lodgings

      Cozy, Intimate, Luxurious Accommodations (cabins, lodge, etc.)

      4 Single / double room(s) :
      •Queen or king size beds with private bath
      The Wildhorse Lodge has a comfortable country and western decor.
      •Featuring 4 comfortable suites
      •Accommodates couples or Adult families
      •Conveniently located adjacent to the dining area
      5 Multi-bedded room(s):
      The Stonehenge Lodge was originally built as a private mansion. Built right into the surrounding hillside, it is a southwestern show piece. This exceptional lodge has private porches that look out over the Ranch, framed by a spectacular view of the Platte River Mountains.

      4 Cabins (with bathroom) :
      This beautifully elegant, yet rustic, cabin is nestled into the surrounding Ponderosa forest and overlooks horses grazing in the meadows alongside the rushing river. Enjoy sitting on the spacious front porch each morning, sipping a hot cup of coffee and watching the horses run by.
      Amenities - special features:
      Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
      Kind of Catering:
      • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
      • Wholesome food
      More information of the Catering:
      The ranch takes great pride in feeding you well! Exceptional family dining with a gourmet flair is sure to satisfy every appetite.
      General information of the accommodation
      Special features:
      Handicap accessible, Pool available, Whirlpool/hot tub, Washing machine, Dryer, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service

      North Fork Ranch
      First name:
      Dean & Karen
      Last name:
      + 1 303 838-9873
      Phone 2:
      + 1 800 843-7895
      + 1 303 838-1549

      You can contact us with the following languages:

      E-Mail address: Inquiry

      Company: North Fork Ranch
      Zip/Postal Code: 80475
      Street: 55395 Highway 285
      Country: USA -- Colorado -- Shawnee
      Phone: + 1 303 838-9873
      Phone 2: + 1 800 843-7895