With nearly 120km of trails nestled in the pristine and private Ranch Creek valley at the base of the Continental Divide, we’re the premier Nordic center for Colorado cross-country skiing. In fact, we were named #1 Cross-Country Ski Resort in North America in the 2018 and 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! Whether you enjoy skate, classic or snowshoeing; there are exhilarating experiences waiting to happen.

Novices can start the day with a private or group lesson from one of our friendly instructors. And, of course, a wide variety of quality cross-country ski equipment is available for purchase or rental – including child sleds and skijoring rigs. Dogs on leashes are welcome on our dog-friendly trails. Our Nordic Center and ski trails are open daily during ski season. With a daily trail pass, you pay one rental fee that allows for skiing and snowshoeing that day.


2019/2020 Nordic Ski Events at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

January 4-March 14 – Junior Nordic Skiing Program

January 25 – 7th Annual Stagecoach Classic Race & Tour

January 26 – Skijoring Clinic

January 29 – Women’s Classic Ski Clinic

February 5 – Women’s Skate Skiing Clinic (also Feb 12, 19, and 26)

February 8 – Full Moon Ski Tour (also Mar 7)

February 9 – Ski, Sip, & Spa

February 9 – Skijoring & Dog Spa Day

Nordic Center: 970-726-8231 (Located inside Zach’s Mercantile)

Daily | 8am – 6pm

Trail Conditions

Trail Map