by Kristin Franks
With campfires, sing-a-longs, hayrides and square dancing, this Colorado dude ranch offers a unique family vacation. The resort features a number of spacious cabins, offering all of the comforts of home. Lodging options include everything from one- and two-bedroom suites to three-bedroom family units with stone fireplaces, cathedral ceilings and spacious sitting areas.
With a little something for everyone, make your retreat as action packed and exciting as you want. Featuring a diverse range of activities families can enjoy rafting, hiking, fishing, campfires, hayrides and family game nights. Horseback riding plays a large part in the ranch experience. North Fork offers a wide range of rides available for all ages and abilities. Pony rides are offered for the little ones, while children six and up can join the family in a riding adventure program. Morning, afternoon and lunch rides are available for teens and adults as well as weekly horse rentals. The resort’s flexible horseback riding program guarantees a one-of-a-kind riding experience for all ages and riding abilities.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious lodging accommodations
- Family game nights and campfires
- Horseback riding for all ages and riding abilities
We visited the ranch in mid-July for a fly fishing and family vacation. We stayed in the Caribou cabin which was perfect for our family of four. It is a beautiful cabin with a beautiful rock fireplace and king size bed but also includes with a large upstairs room and bath which provided some privacy for our two twenty something sons. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch listening to the river in the evening while playing Ranch provided board games. The fly fishing is great (our main reason for going) and the Ranch also has a fully stocked pond which provides additional fishing opportunities. We also enjoyed a horseback riding adventure and spent time at the pool and hot tub. There is also hiking on the property. The food is fantastic and as meals are eaten family style we had the opportunity to meet all of the other ranch guests. Karen and Hayley also made special meals for my son who is a vegan. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
by Cindy R
This place is amazing ! We took our family here to celebrate an anniversary. 16 of us ages 5 - 70 and all had a great stay...even the teenagers. The accommodations are clean and comfortable, the food is delicious and plentiful, and the setting is beautiful. The pool and hot tub are a great way to relax after days’ activities. Although we did not use the Orvis fishing guides, we enjoyed watching the daily catches. The trout pond was fantastic for the kids...adults too ! The little ones were thrilled to run to the “hen house and check for eggs. We did enjoy horseback riding.. beautiful scenery, white-water rafting.. thrills, and zip-lining.. wow ! But Hayley, Nick, Karen, Dean and the entire staff are kind, patient and always attentive to your needs. Hayley was so helpful in planning this trip and answered all my many questions. We would definitely return to North Fork Ranch !!