Immerse yourself in an authentic weekend of Ranch activity working with the Ranch’s own cattle herd. Help Ranch hands drive cattle to and from the corrals where you will participate in humane freeze branding, vaccination, DNA sample collection, and more. Learn about cattle herd welfare, identification, protection, care, and maintenance on the job as you … ContinuedMore Information
Welcome to The Colorado Experience.
At Devil’s Thumb Ranch we offer experiences that embrace the pioneering spirit of the early homesteaders while honoring the grand landscape that surrounds us. Of course, such a luxurious escape would be incomplete without refined modern comforts like our renowned spa, acclaimed restaurants, plush accommodations and a unique approach to sustainability that preserves this stunning place for future generations. Here, guests are invited to participate in real, authentic ranch activities from Nordic skiing to horseback riding, cattle driving, fly fishing and exploring breathtaking Colorado, on over 6,000 acres (and millions of wilderness acres) that surrounds us. Or to simply unplug from everyday life, escape from the Denver heat, curl up with a good book, and reconnect with the people who matter most. It is, dare we say, an authentic Colorado ranch experience you simply can’t find anywhere else. We invite you to explore what it’s all about.
ANNOUNCING—We’ve become an Orvis Endorsed Lodge. We’re pleased to be aligned with a brand that has a rich history of upholding the finest quality, integrity, and service standards in the industry and bringing the richest quality experience to our angler guests. With a broad range of fly fishing gear and equipment, talented guides, and a sustainable approach to fishing our private waters on Ranch Creek & the Fraser River, we look forward to further investing in the passionate culture of Fly-Fishing on the Ranch.
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We’re excited to offer a weekly shuttle to Headwaters River Journey, the only off-the-power-grid exhibit venue, and Colorado’s most interactive place for people of all ages to dive into water conservation and conversation. The shuttle will depart every Wednesday at 10am, Reservations are required at least 2 hours before departure, guests to have 1 hour … ContinuedMore Information
A fancy photo app may make your cell phone pics look better, but there’s more to eye-catching photos than adjusting contrast with color post-shoot. Starting in the classroom, we will cover some composition tips to help you compose a dynamic shot, learn basic controls in taking photos and adjusting them afterward using the camera’s own … ContinuedMore Information
Give thanks with your family at Devil’s Thumb Ranch! Special activities will be happening all week long. Activities will include everything from a gratitude yoga session, Thanksgiving buffet, cooking demos & tastings, s’mores and star party, paint & sip, and we will end the week with our Christmas tree-lighting ceremony! So, save the date for … ContinuedMore Information
Inspiring landscapes and lavish accommodations create an atmosphere perfect for celebrating, connecting or simply unearthing a renewed sense of purpose. Whatever brings you to Devil’s Thumb Ranch is also certain to bring your group closer together. Explore our unique approach to weddings, events and corporate meetings that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
Stargazing with guest astronomer Dave Schlichting In most parts of the world, the setting sun is a cue to call it a day, pack up your gear, and head indoors. Not here – and not for guest astronomer Dave Schlichting. Our clear Colorado skies present a natural and magical theater for stargazing, moongazing, sky watching, … Continued