So many choices...


You don't hear folks in these parts saying "there's nothing to do..."

Winter Fun
Besides Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Grand County is home to Winter Park Resort, one of Colorado's premiere alpine ski resorts. Rocky Mountain National Park, with outdoor recreation, wildlife viewing and scenic wonders, is just 45 minutes away. Spend the day downhill skiing or exploring. Go snowmobiling in Grand Lake at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park or snowshoeing in the Park itself. Whiz down one of the only tubing hills with a lift in Fraser.

Shopping, hiking, mountain biking and relaxing diversions of all shapes and sizes await. Ask about our regular shuttles from Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa to Winter Park, and our guided tours of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Summer Fun
If you decide to spend a summer day away from the Ranch, Grand County is unparalleled in true mountain town fun. Our music and art festivals are loved by fans and artists alike.

Winter Park, Colorado mountain biking is world-renowned. Winter Park and Winter Park Resort have more than 600 miles of mountain biking trails, a rodeo every weekend, and a nearly mile-long Alpine Slide. And your Colorado mountain vacation isn't complete if you've never hit a golf ball at high-altitude! The area boasts three championship courses all located within minutes of the Ranch.

Grand Lake is only 40 minutes away. There you'll find shopping, professional theater, and the state's largest natural lake for boating. Or tour Rocky Mountain National Park, where outdoor recreation, wildlife viewing and scenic wonders abound. And on the way back to the Ranch, stop by for a soak at Hot Sulphur Springs. Since we're so close, we're the perfect place to stay if you're looking for Rocky Mountain National Park lodging.

If you're looking to do some serious high altitude hiking, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area is just down the road. Or you can hike up to the 400 foot granite outcropping for which the Ranch is named – Devil's Thumb.

Family Photos at the Ranch
The best time for a family photograph is when everyone is relaxed - and there's no more picturesque spot than the Ranch. We've worked out special rates with an area photographer who knows the Ranch like the back of her hand. You'll have a great time and have a lasting memory. Contact Helen Sittig at Photography by Helen to arrange your photo shoot during your stay. or 970-531-2200.  See her work here.

So, before you decide when you'll be packing your bags, consider extending your stay a day (or three) to get the most out of your mountain vacation. Need help figuring it all out? Contact our concierge at or 970-726-5632