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Ranch Activities

Ranch Activities

At Rawah you’ll choose how to fill your days—hiking through aspen groves, riding in unspoiled mountain valleys or trying your hand at fly fishing on sparkling glacial rivers.

Activities & Special Events

Each day at Rawah we offer authentic western activities for adventurers of all ages. Make the most of your time and enjoy every activity the ranch has to offer, or wind down and experience deep relaxation through the beauty and solitude that makes Rawah such an incredible escape.

Daily Activities

Horseback Riding

The time you spend in the saddle at Rawah is the quintessential element of your ranch vacation. Riding through thousands of acres of pristine and protected high-country Colorado wilderness is the ultimate western experience. There’s something incomparable about exploring private trails past mountain waterfalls and across rivers, through aspen groves and into peaceful valleys.

Rawah Ranch welcomes family with children of any age. Depending upon size and riding ability, children 6 years old and younger have the option to ride in the arena with our Wranglers’ one-on-one instruction. For certain riding activities, weight and skill level restrictions may apply. Rawah Ranch staff reserves the right to modify or refuse riding option for guests based on necessary skill level and other safety factors. Please note there is a 250lb rider weight limit. Contact us today with any questions.

Fly Fishing

Our private stretch of the legendary Big Laramie River meanders through the middle of the ranch, offering anglers of all abilities incredible fly fishing opportunities. Spend an early morning casting for rainbow, brown and brook trout and grayling just steps behind the Lodge. Or enjoy an easy morning of casting lessons, then head out before dinner for peaceful fishing at dusk. Your professional guide provides personal instruction, flies and all your terminal gear.

In addition to our hallmark stretch of the Big Laramie River, Rawah guests have access to stretches of the Poudre River and local lakes and creeks in the nearby Rawah Wildness area.

Our Waters

Big Laramie River

Private Ranch Access | Medium River | Browns, Rainbows, Brooks | Walk & Wade

Cache La Poudre River

Big/Medium River | Browns, Rainbows, Brooks | Walk & Wade

Joe Wright Creek

Small Stream | Greenback Cutthroat, Grayling, Brooks | Walk & Wade

Rawah Creek

Small Stream | Brooks | Walk & Wade

Lake Agnes

10,600 ft | Greenback Cutthroat, Grayling | Hike & Wade

Joe Wright

10,000 ft | Grayling | Hike & Wade

One day of fly fishing is included in every vacation package. For additional days of guided fishing, we offer an excellent Anglers Retreat package for the avid fisherman. A valid Colorado State Fishing License is required by law for anglers 16 years of age and older. Contact us with any questions.

Hiking & Fitness

Rawah Ranch is the hiker, runner and fitness buff’s paradise. You can set off for a short or an all-day hike or run into the Rawah Wilderness or Roosevelt National Forest right from the ranch. For those wishing to make the most of the surrounding Colorado wilderness, there are several memorable all-day routes within close proximity. A short trip by car will bring you to the off-road areas of Rocky Mountain National Park, where you’ll explore the wonder of the park without all the main-gate crowds. The multiple hiking options provide a challenge for all fitness levels and a close-up view of the spectacular Rocky Mountain and Medicine Bow ranges.

Want a little help or company? We’d love to explore with you. Rawah Ranch guided hikes range in difficulty from short hikes to all day treks. Contact us today for more information.

Shooting & Archery

Practice your marksmanship with professional instruction on our ranch shooting and archery ranges. Our Activities Coordinators will walk you through firearm safety, handling instructions and target practice while you try your hand at skeet shooting against a breathtaking Rawah Valley backdrop. Move over to the archery range to show your skill during target practice between lunch and an afternoon ride.

Rawah Wilderness

Get to know Colorado’s wildlife while exploring the beautiful Rawah Wilderness area, home to many species of wildlife that will most likely make appearances during your stay. Some of the wildlife you might see during your stay: Shiras Moose, Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Pronghorn, Beaver, River Otters, Yellow-Bellied Marmots, Chipmunks, Muskrats, Minks, Pine Squirrels, Ground Squirrels, Pine Martens, Coyotes, Badgers, Porcupines, Golden Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk.

Whitewater Rafting*

Can you imagine a Colorado vacation without shooting the rapids? We can’t. We’ve teamed up with A Wanderlust Adventure Rafting Co. in La Porte, CO to offer our guests optional whitewater rafting adventures as an add-on to your stay. With 30-plus years of river-guiding experience, Wanderlust will take you for the ride of your life. Contact us today for more information on rafting options and pricing.

Spa Services*

What could be better than treating yourself to a relaxing massage after a long day in the saddle. Rawah Ranch offers single massages by the hour as an add-on to your stay. Contact us today for more information and to book a massage with your vacation package.
*Subject to availability. Advance notice required.

Special Events

Throughout the week you’ll enjoy special events that give you a taste of the real cowboy west—spend a night camping under the stars with your horse grazing nearby, relish an evening of live country music by the fire in the Lodge, or keep in step line dancing at the Rawah Hoedown. Our younger guests will enjoy roasting hotdogs and marshmallows at the campfire cookout, and a Rawah favorite has become the outdoor cowboy breakfast of biscuits, eggs and bourbon bacon after a short ride across the ranch. Whatever your preference, there’s something for everyone in the group—we can’t wait for you to experience all Rawah has to offer.