Hiking is a wonderful way
to explore the Sangre de Cristo mountains just west of the ranch
property. Our access connects directly to the Rainbow Trail.
Like its namesake, Colorado's Rainbow Trail arcs through the Sangre de
Cristo mountain range, providing roughly 100 miles of outdoor fun.
Hiking is available seasonally Mid May through early October ~ weather depending
A day hike to the beautiful Lake of the Clouds will fill you with the
wonder of the great outdoors! If you are a fisherman this is a great place
to catch that trophy trout!
Hiking trails are all around us giving you the possibility of a different
hike and view for each day you stay!
Interested in fishing? The Rainbow Trail offers plenty of that, too. Many
side trails lead visitors up to mountain lakes and streams for fishing,
and during hunting season, games men will find plenty of bear, deer and
We are happy to assist you in finding the perfect place to suit your
needs. Just Ask!
Fishing available seasonally ~ weather depending
The Pines Ranch offers two catch & release ponds for children or beginner
Fly or Hook Only
Horseback Riding Is A Great Way to Enjoy the Spectacular Colorado
Mountain Scenery at this location!
Available seasonally ~ May through September ~ weather depending
We are able to take groups of four to five in size at a time and offer
a one or two hour riding session. Longer rides may be arranged by
Children under the age of 8 can be accommodated with a ride in our
round corral under the supervision of a guide.
Rates are $40 per person per hour regardless of age.
To ensure availability to participate in this fun activity we suggest
making reservations for your trail riding package a week or two in
advance of your arrival.
is available on site!
Bring your metal detector and hunt for old Cavalry Bullets, Cannon &
Musket Balls and Indian Artifacts!
We were surprised to accidentally stumble across these items a few years
ago in one of our pastures.
Now we enjoy the fun of sharing this great treasure finding adventure
with our guests!
Available May through September ~ weather depending
OPTIONS FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS!
White Water Rafting and ATV tours are available and easily accessible
from the ranch!
We can help you reserve a part day, half day or full day of either exciting
adventure with companies we have worked with for years and trust your
Arkansas River Tours
Play Dirty ATV Tours
Both are located within 25 miles of the ranch
Please contact us for full details on these awesome and exciting trips!
See further area activities on our Activities page!
Click here for further information!
|We offer private access to the National Forest
For our Guests by Horse and Foot traffic.
Riding available Mid May through early October ~ weather depending
ELK HUNTING PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
One of our experienced guides can lead you on and outstanding
high country Elk Hunt!
Click HERE for further information!
|We are Happy to offer Hourly Trail
Riding to the Public!
Advance Reservations REQUIRED
|The Historic Pines Ranch is an equal opportunity service provider/employer and operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, San Isabel National
|EXCITING ACTIVITIES AT THE HISTORIC PINES RANCH!
COLORADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE AT IT'S BEST!