In The Interest Of Public Safety, All Services Are Currently Reserved For Lodging Guests Only
We hold the health and safety of our entire community as our foremost priority. To successfully implement necessary protocols including temperature screenings and social distancing, all activities and amenities at the Ranch, including dining, stables, spa services, and trails, will only be available to overnight lodging guests until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and continued support while we navigate reopening as safely and thoughtfully as possible amid COVID-19.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Is Open For Your Next Mountain Escape
Our team at the Ranch has been hard at work during this time to deep clean our facilities, continue to maintain the beautiful Colorado landscapes of our property, and keep our staff and animals safe and healthy. We look forward to providing you with access to secluded, pristine wilderness, and fresh mountain air to restore your body, mind, and spirit.

Available Activities & Amenities

  • Complimentary Amenities: Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Yoga, Nature Hikes, Petting Zoo, Stocked Library, and Movie Theater
  • Activities: Air Rifle Biathlon, Archery, Fly Fishing, Game Room (Private Reservations), Hatchet Throwing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Zip Lining
  • Spa: Limited menu of Massages, Facials, Soaks, and revitalizing Hand, Feet, and Scalp Treatments
  • Stables: Horseback Riding, Children’s Pony Rides, Private Wagon Rides
  • Also, view our Events Calendar

Temporarily Closed

  • Ranch House Restaurant is temporarily closed but scheduled to reopen Christmas
  • Lawn Games are temporarily unavailable
  • Sauna, Steam Room, and Locker Rooms are temporarily closed
  • Children’s Cowpoke Camp is temporarily unavailable

Precautionary Measures to Ensure Your Stay is Healthy, Relaxing, and Enjoyable
We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness with the following measures as everyday practice and policy to continue to provide a safe and clean environment for our guests and staff. We are complying with all state and local government mandates. Due to these mandates evolving, please be sure to check back here or contact us for timely updates.

General Protocols

  • Guests will be screened for fever when checking in for their stay and for activities using no-contact infrared thermometers
  • Guests are required to wear masks while indoors or interacting with staff members. Guests may bring their own masks or masks are available for purchase from the Lobby Gift Shop or Zach’s Mercantile
  • Ziploc bags will be available for guests to store their masks when not in use
  • Any staff member or guest who has had cold or flu-like symptoms in the past two weeks and/or has been around others who have been sick will not be permitted to visit the Ranch
  • All staff will be screened for fever before each shift and will wear appropriate protective gear including masks and gloves and practice appropriate social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing
  • Hand sanitizer stations available for staff and guests
  • Enhanced sanitization protocols are implemented throughout the property continually
  • Appropriate spacing and signage protocols throughout the property
  • Reduced occupancy levels for lodges, dining areas, and activities areas
  • No contact payment methods available
  • Amenities and activities may be restricted on an evolving basis in the interest of the health and safety of our guests and staff

Activities & Stables

  • Walk-in reservations cannot be serviced at this time. Advanced reservations are required for all activities. For questions or reservations, please contact Activities (970-726-8231), Stables (970-726-3777), or Concierge (970-726-7000 ext. 716)
  • All activities will be limited to small numbers not exceeding legal gathering limits
  • Private activities per family or per small group of friends are encouraged
  • All activities are outdoors in the fresh, open-air
  • Guests are required to wear masks and keep 6 feet distancing when in a group
  • Hands-on staff assistance will be extremely limited, but if necessary (such as helping on/off horses, catching zip liners, etc.) staff will be required to wear masks, gloves, and sanitize between each assistance
  • Activities are scheduled with adequate time between groups to avoid meeting in waiting areas
  • Guests requested to fill out waivers prior to their activity to reduce the amount of time inside
  • Guests encouraged to use the restroom prior to arrival to reduce the use of public restrooms
  • All orientations and instructions will be done outside in a distanced manner
  • All equipment is thoroughly disinfected after each use
  • Hand sanitizer is available before and after activities
  • Horses will not be used more than one time per AM and PM session with no less than a 2-hour window in between riders to allow for disinfecting of saddles and reins
  • While not mandatory to wear, horseback riding helmets will remain available and continue to be disinfected after each use
  • Fly-Fishing Trips are limited to two guests per guide. If fishing off property, guests and guides will use their own vehicles to avoid close proximity. All fishing guides will carry hand sanitizer
  • Yoga will be offered outside with 6 feet of spacing between guests and instructor. All parties must wear masks during the session. Guests can bring their own mat if they prefer, or provided mats will be thoroughly disinfected between uses


  • Dine-in, patio service, and to-go meals are available at Heck’s Tavern and grab-and-go items are available at Hallowed Grounds Coffee Shop
  • Guests are required to wear their masks until they are seated at their table
  • All Culinary Staff will wear masks and gloves, while guest-facing Food & Beverage Staff will wear masks
  • All dining staff will follow mandatory enhanced sanitization and hygiene protocols
  • Thorough inspection of all kitchen sanitizing equipment. All are operational and fully supplied


  • Thorough cleaning of high-touch areas including, but not limited to, door handles, light and control switches, faucets, toilets, floors, counters, TV remotes, telephones, push plates, and elevators
  • Guest rooms cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant that kills COVID-19 on hard and soft surfaces within one minute
  • Windows are opened to air out rooms in between guest stays
  • All Housekeeping Staff will wear masks and gloves and follow mandatory enhanced sanitization and hygiene protocols
  • Once checked in, turn down and room service are by guest request only to reduce staff entering the room
  • Any guest requested items will be delivered in a bag placed outside of the guest room to limit contact
  • Laundry follows the same strict cleaning procedures of using bleach, gloves to handle all fabrics, water temperature of at least 160 degrees F, and drying temperature of 220 degrees F

Pool, Hot Tub, & Fitness Center

  • Hours for Pool, Hot Tub, and Fitness Center are 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Pool area is limited to 25 people
  • Hot Tub is Reservation Only. Reserve 20-minute session with Front Desk or time of lodging reservation
  • Fitness Center is limited to 6 guests at one time
  • A sign-in sheet will be utilized to ensure all occupancy levels
  • Entrance will be through the gate near Hallowed Grounds Coffee Shop
  • Exit will be through the gate leading out to the Lawn
  • Guests not of the same household should stay at least 6 feet apart both in and out of the water
  • Lounge chairs will be spaced accordingly with additional lounge chairs on the lawn
  • All handrails, chairs, tables, and fitness equipment will be disinfected every hour and between use
  • Food will not be permitted to be consumed in the pool area
  • To-go beverages are available to pick up from Heck’s and enjoy at the pool
  • Guests are asked to place used towels in the bins provided after use


  • Appointments must be made in advance. Walk-in reservations cannot be serviced at this time
  • We are not currently offering couples treatments, maternity treatments, or services for guests under the age of 16
  • Guests will have their temperature taken at check-in
  • Guests are required to wear a mask for the duration of their appointment (excluding during facial treatments)
  • No robes or slippers will be provided at the spa. Guests are welcome to arrive in robes from their guestroom
  • Therapists will have their temperature taken at the beginning of each shift, wear a mask at all times, and wash hands in the treatment room immediately before and after service
  • Therapists will clean and disinfect their treatment room between each guest and at the end of each day, including wiping every surface with barbicide and opening windows for airflow
  • High touch areas including but not limited to door handles, light switches, counters, sinks, faucets, towel warmer, cupboard and drawer handles, and therapist chair will be disinfected regularly and at the end of each day
  • Hand sanitizer positioned around the spa
  • Linens, facial towels, cleaning rags, yoga mats, and any other equipment are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each use with proper water temperature and cleaning solutions to kill bacteria
  • Table warmer and radiant heat will be used to moderate room temperature. Extra blanket only available upon guest request
  • Sauna, Steam Room, and Locker Rooms are Temporarily Closed


Plan Your Next Visit
We can’t wait to welcome you back! Begin planning your next mountain getaway by finding your perfect Lodge Room or Private Cabin.


Refund and Cancellation Policies

In the event that stay-at-home governmental legal mandates are extended to include your reservation dates your stay will be 100% refunded.  

Corporate bookings and events are being handled on a case-by-case basis to determine the best course of action to meet their needs.

For more information please contact our Reservations Team at (970) 726-7000 or our Group Sales Team at (970) 726-3779.


Meeting & Event Protocols

  • Meetings/Events can be held at 50% of the posted occupancy code limit and a maximum of 50 guests
  • Maximum of eight people per party/table
  • Each party/table must always maintain a 6-foot distance from others and cannot mingle with one another
  • Seating assignments must be provided by the group prior to the event and must remain consistent throughout all event functions to avoid intermingling of different tables/parties
  • All employees and outside vendors must wear face coverings
  • Meeting/Event participants will be asked to wear face coverings indoors when not eating or drinking
  • Ensure maximum ventilation by opening windows and minimizing air conditioning to the extent possible
  • No passed food items, self-service stations, or buffets
  • No indoor activities, interactive games, or team-building sessions that require intermingling of tables or personal contact
  • Option to break up tables/parties into smaller tables/parties must also follow these protocols
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