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Colorado hiking Vacation In Rawah Wilderness

Embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure at Rawah Ranch, your gateway to the majestic Roosevelt National Forest. Our all-inclusive Colorado guest ranch boasts a network of on-site trails and unparalleled access to diverse wilderness areas, catering to hikers of all experience levels.

Explore at Your Pace: Diverse Trails Right Outside Your Door

Step out your cabin door and lace up your boots – a world of hiking possibilities awaits! Our on-site trails offer something for everyone. Meander through the Valley Trail, a gentle four-mile path that winds through a vibrant aspen forest, teeming with wildlife sightings. For a moderate challenge, venture along the Lily Pond Trail, a 2.5-mile journey that leads you to a breathtaking lily pad-covered pond, a favorite haunt of moose.

Breathtaking Vistas and Historical Intrigue

Challenge yourself with a hike up Overlook Trail, a 2.5-mile path offering panoramic views of the ranch and the surrounding valley. For the more adventurous, the Ditch Trail winds along the west ridge line above the ranch, following a historic stream dating back to 1910. Our staff can share fascinating stories about the Rawah Diversion Ditch and the local disputes it sparked.

Venture Beyond the Ranch

While our on-site trails offer a fantastic introduction to the area’s beauty, Rawah Ranch serves as a springboard for even grander adventures. A short car ride brings you to the enchanting trails of Roosevelt National Forest, a vast wilderness playground offering endless exploration opportunities. For those seeking iconic landscapes.

Guided Hikes to Enhance Your Experience

Want to delve deeper into the wilderness with the guidance of a local expert? Rawah Ranch offers guided hikes catering to all skill levels, ranging from gentle family-friendly strolls to challenging all-day treks. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on unforgettable journeys, sharing their passion for the local flora and fauna and fascinating historical tidbits.

Plan Your Colorado Hiking Adventure Today

Rawah Ranch is more than just a place to stay; it’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Contact us today to discuss your ideal hiking vacation and let us help you craft an itinerary that perfectly suits your desires. Lace up your boots, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and get ready to explore the captivating beauty of Colorado!
Tailor the length of this leisurely stroll through the valley floor, marveling at towering aspen trees and keeping an eye out for wildlife.
Follow the east ridge line to a breathtaking lily pad-covered pond, a favorite haunt for moose. Enjoy moderate inclines rewarded by stunning scenery.
Ascend to a scenic viewpoint for breathtaking panoramas of the ranch and surrounding valley. This easy-to-moderate hike offers a peaceful escape with minimal inclines.
Hike along the west ridge line above the ranch, following a scenic stream and enjoying breathtaking views. Learn about the history of the Rawah Diversion Ditch (built in 1910) and the fascinating dispute it sparked in Colorado.
Starting from the Rawah Trailhead, embark on a shaded journey to a cascading waterfall nestled within the mountains. Be prepared for moderate to challenging inclines, ledges, and the rewarding accomplishment of reaching your destination.
Embark on one of our most challenging hikes, rewarded by truly unforgettable vistas. At the summit of the ridge, you’ll be greeted with panoramic views of the ranch, sprawling valleys, and the awe-inspiring Rawah Peaks. Conquer this moderate-to-challenging trail with its inclines and ledges for an unparalleled sense of accomplishment.

No, although we are happy to go with you, you are more than welcome to explore on your own! We have a few area maps we can give you! 

Most of them are marked by colored tape. 

That depends on the age and skill level of the child. If they hike frequently, they would be able to handle most trails. For those kids who don’t hike often, we do have some trails available that are less difficult. 

Snacks will be available for you in the main lodge, and we do provide lunches for all-day getaways and activities from Rawah Ranch.

We can’t wait to welcome you home to Rawah.