by Kimberly Liu
You’re sure to have an unforgettable family vacation at the Lost Valley Ranch in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Ride on wooded trails, over mountains, across meadows and through streams as you take in the scenic views and improve your skills, too. One-on-one babysitting is available for kids under age 2 and programs for kids ages 3 and up allow even the littlest ones to enjoy a ride on a horse. And for kids not interested in riding, there are plenty of other supervised activities for children to enjoy while mom and dad take a ride on the trails. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Olympic-sized heated swimming pool and teens will particularly enjoy tubing or rafting down a river.
A variety of suites are offered at the ranch, including one- to three-bedroom options, all with a separate living room with stone fireplace and some with two bathrooms. All suites include a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, and oversized towels. Guests enjoy Western-style traditional American foods that are fresh and cooked-to-order, and a bag lunch can be provided for the trail. Children may select from a special kids’ menu, and the chef will try to accommodate special dietary requirements.
While at the ranch, don’t miss out on the opportunity to corral your little cowboys and cowgirls for a professional photograph in this spectacular setting.
Our Editor Loves
- Horseback riding lessons and trail rides
- Kids' programs for ages 3 and up
- Olympic-size outdoor heated pool
Just Amazing! wonderful place with wonderful people. The riding is absolutely breathtaking with well cared for horses. Riding is available for all abilities & the wranglers look after everyone on their rides really well. All the staff are so friendly while still being very professional. Food is excellent & in abundance. The cabins are really comfortable & very clean. Love this place.
I wish there were more stars as I would give them to Lost Valley Ranch! Everything about the ranch is superb, although the staff are what makes the experience unforgettable. This is the most unique and guest-centric operation that I have ever encountered. We spent a truly magical week here with our two girls, my parents and my brother's family. Everyone from my 1-year nephew to my almost 70 year parents had an incredible time. We will come back as often as we can!