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
elk nearby.


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
enjoyment.
 
~
Fly or Hook Only
No Lures

TRAIL RIDING
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
request

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.  

Treasure Hunting
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
A Fun Filled Day of Trail Riding!
Horseback Riding in the mountains is the Best!
Heading Out from The Pines Riding Barn for a Day of Adventure!
The Lake of the Clouds is a great hiking or fishing spot!
The Trout Are Waiting!

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
safety to.
We recommend:
Arkansas River Tours
www.arkansasrivertours.com

and

Play Dirty ATV Tours
www.playdirtyatvtours.com

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!
Canon Balls, Calvery Bullets and Indian Artifacts Right Here On Site!
Explore the Mountains from ATV!
Exciting White Water Packages Available!
Bow Hunting for Elk is our most popular package!
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 Beautiful Rainbow Trail!  Photo Courtsey of C. Hillerich
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
Forest.
EXCITING ACTIVITIES AT THE HISTORIC PINES RANCH!
COLORADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE AT IT'S BEST!
Westcliffe, Colorado
719-783-2039
info@thehistoricpinesranch.com