- Exceptional Dude Ranch Operation
- Outstanding equestrian property
- National Forest access
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Overview: The 90.37-acre Tarryall River Ranch offers exceptional recreational opportunities. Bordered on three sides by the Pike National Forest and in close proximity to the Lost Creek Wilderness, the ranch scenery is spectacular. This guest ranch can accommodate up to 40 guests, and is an outstanding equestrian property and fly fishing retreat. Situated 8 miles from the Tarryall Reservoir, the property provides exceptional fly fishing on more than ¾ mile of the Tarryall River flowing through the ranch. Additionally, the ranch is within minutes of Colorado’s best gold-medal fisheries including the “Dream Stream.” Horse enthusiasts will appreciate the superb riding, given the impressive and varied terrain. Currently operating as a commercial dude ranch, Tarryall River Ranch has permits to enjoy miles of horseback riding trails in 100,000 acres of the surrounding wilderness and national forest. The ranch borders first-class hunting areas including Unit 50 and Unit 501, boasting some of the best draw elk hunting in Colorado. Much of Unit 501 reaching from the ranch to Jefferson, Colorado, is accessible only by foot or horseback. Tarryall River Ranch is an ideal secluded dude ranch, corporate retreat or private family getaway located in the heart of Colorado.
Location: Tarryall River Ranch is located in Park County near Lake George, Colorado, in a beautiful valley in the majestic Tarryall Mountains. The ranch is a 2-hour drive from the Denver International Airport and closer to the Colorado Springs Airport at 1 ½ hours. The ranch feels remote and tucked away from the modern day, fast-paced lifestyle. But secluded as it may be, there is easy access with a blacktop county road open year round running past the main entrance. Since it is almost dead center in the state of Colorado, the ranch is located an hour from many of the great attractions, such as Pikes Peak, Breckenridge, the Royal Gorge and the Arkansas River, which has some of the best whitewater rafting in the state.
Acreage: The Tarryall River Ranch is comprised of 90.37 deeded acres with more than ¾ mile of the Tarryall River and shared boundaries with the Pike National Forest. The terrain varies from green lawns around the recreational hall, cabins, swimming pool and playground areas to a gentle slope where the main lodge, office and another guest cabin are located. Towering pines and quaking aspen are scattered throughout the property, and the backdrop is a fantastic series of giant rocky outcroppings rising up to the mountains beyond.
Improvements: All of the cabins have had remodeling done within the past ten years and a duplex cabin was added in 2007. Seven of the eight lodgings have fireplaces, as well as the 2,300 sqft Frontier Lodge, which is used as the recreation hall. There is easy access to the 2,000 sqft Main Lodge and dining room, the Apache cabin and four other cabins. There is a heated swimming pool, spa, petting zoo and playground in addition to a maintenance building, three barns and staff quarters. The grounds and cabins are all well-kept and the cabins come complete with western log furniture and all amenities including artwork. The ranch is a member in good standing of the Dude Ranchers’ Association and the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association.
Live Water: With ¾ of a mile of the Tarryall River winding its way through the property, Tarryall River Ranch maintains an excellent trout fishery. In addition to a healthy native population of German Brown Trout, the ranch also has been able to sustain large Rainbow Trout within the river due to naturally occurring deep holes and runs. Fly fishing at the ranch adds to its already extensive list of activities available to guests and has also provided an additional source of revenue through guided fishing trips, fly fishing instruction and by bringing in guests for the rare opportunity to fly fish on private water.
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