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The Elk River Guest Ranch, tucked in the Elk River Valley and the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, is an all-inclusive vacation destination that offers a remote, western experience while also affording great access into the Steamboat Springs area. We boast our intimate location and size because with a maximum guest capacity of 15, you receive an incredibly personalized vacation from the horse you ride to the delicious food you eat.
The ranch facilities provide a lodge, saloon/recreation area, a hot tub, the Elk River, a teepee, barn and corral areas, direct access into the national forest, and four comfortable and modern guest cabins.
Cowboy cuisine doesn’t have to leave you loosening your belt buckle a couple of notches. At Elk River Guest Ranch we provide a dining experience that blends the hearty with the healthy, utilizing many locally-grown and raised food along with some beautiful desserts. We understand you are here for the beautiful Colorado outdoor experience, but we strive to make your dining experience something to remember as well.
The activities at the Elk River Guest Ranch offer something for every member of your family or group. We have an extensive horseback program where guests are offered rides ranging from 1 hour to all-day. We also provide an outdoor arena, an overnight camp trip, and plenty of instruction for those looking to refine their skills. We also offer archery, kayaking, rafting, fishing, hiking, western dancing, cookouts, campfires, cowboy singers, a trip to the Steamboat Pro Rodeo and more. And, there are a la carte activities offered in the Steamboat area and near the ranch that we can assist in organizing at some point during your stay, such as mountain biking, rock climbing, a trip to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, hot air ballooning, etc.