NORTH FORK RANCH COLORADO TO BOOK Tel:01798 865946 or e mail
Highly recommended ranch with attention to detail offering excellent food, riding, fishing and hospitality which is reflected in the price.
This fine riding and Orvis approved fishing ranch rests quietly alongside the tranquil North Fork of the South Platte River at an elevation of 8100 feet adjoining the Pike National Forest, Lost Creek and Mt. Evans wilderness areas. Experienced wranglers will guide you through the mountain valleys surrounding North Fork. A fine string of horses ensures that there will be a horse suitable to your riding skills. They begin with orientation and instruction. Rides will take you into their own 520 acres and the adjoining Pike NF and wilderness areas where you will find ponderosa forests, aspen groves and beautiful mountain meadows teaming with wildflowers.
Their family programme allows children ages 6 and over to join their family in a riding adventure. You may take lunch on the trail or perhaps take a champagne brunch ride. Ranch wranglers will provide instruction all week long. On Sunday evenings In the summer, entertainment is provided by a local guitar player who performs well known songs around the campfire.
Exceptional family dining with a gourmet flair is sure to satisfy every appetite. Full, hearty breakfasts, unique lunches and dinners that are anything but typical! Also included in the package is a raft trip that is an experience you will never forget. You will spend the afternoon, after a picnic lunch, rafting on an extraordinary stretch of the Arkansas River called Browns Canyon. During the high season there is an all day Wilderness ride which will take you way out into the back country, a trailer will bring you home. Meanwhile back at the ranch why not relax and enjoy the beautiful Colorado scenery by the heated outdoor pool.
Alternatively right out the back door is 1/2 mile of private river - the famous North Fork of the South Platte. This was Eisenhower's favourite river for trout fishing. A trout pond provides budding fishermen the opportunity to practice their fly fishing skills with catch and release. On Friday afternoon there is trap shooting available.
A range of cabin accommodation is available, the Wildhorse Lodge offers a number of comfortable, western style rooms each with private bathrooms. Across the river is the Stonehenge Lodge, originally built as a private mansion, is a south-western showpiece. Family units of one, two or three bedrooms, each with private baths. Then there is the Klondike Cabin which offers two, two bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, sitting area, cathedral ceiling and full baths. Finally the Homestead Cabin offers 3 bedroom family accommodations each with large tub private baths.
Prices start from
25 May-7 Sept 2013 Adult £1436.00 pp incl tax plus compulsory ranch gratuity of £208.00 pp. Child 6-11 years £1197 plus compulsory ranch gratuity of £173 pp. Child Under 5 years £445 plus £65 ranch gratuity.
Fishing instruction extra on request.
Price includes 3 meals a day and all riding activities. Transfer is available from Denver for $400 + 3.9% tax per family of up to 6. Extras separate Orvis fishing programme with expert tuition available please ask for details and prices. Fishing programme Sep- Dec 2013 & Jan - May 2013- call for to update rates as they vary.
Alternative activities : White water rafting (extra charge) (8yrs +), Fishing, Hiking, Square Dancing, Volley Ball, River rafting, Target Shooting, small heated pool. Extra charge for guided fishing
North Fork Ranch Guide Service offers personalized fly fishing instruction to you and all members of your group at an extra charge. They will provide everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable time on the river. We will provide your lunch and all your fishing equipment including fly rods and waders, flies, leader and tippet. You may choose from full or half-day trips.
For keen fishermen who require a separate programme and guide for a week please contact us for prices.
Children 2+, have to be 6+ Trail Ride.
Kids programme Infant-8 yr
Altitude 8100 Capacity 40
American Round-Up visited this ranch in August 2008. All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please call American Round-Up on 01798 865946 to book this ranch. Remember we charge the same as the ranchers do and only by booking through us can your holiday be protected by our industry bonding.