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Shawnee, Colorado Dude Ranches
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  • Front of Lodge
  • Back of Lodge
  • Inside of Klondike Cabin
  • Food & Dining
  • Hiking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Fly Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Family
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North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge

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P.O. Box B, 55395 Hwy 285
Shawnee, Colorado 80475
+1 800-843-7895
+1 303-838-9873
$198 - $475 ?
Check In/Out:
3pm / 10am
Ranch Altitude:
8100 ft.
Ranch Capacity:

North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge

With Great pride North Fork has been welcoming families that quickly become friends into this small family oriented ranch & fishing lodge for 30 years! Only an hour from the Denver airport (a little longer by horseback) sitting at 8,100 ft you will find a little of Colorado all in one spot! Grab your hat, pull on your boots and meet your horse to explore our private 500 acres filled with rolling meadows & shimmering aspen's that adjoin the Pike National Forest.  Riding is offered each day and accommodates all abilities. Our exciting adventurous program offers much more; thrilling whitewater rafting, guided hikes into spectacular surrounding high country, trap & target shooting, bow & arrow, petting zoo, even a sleep out in the teepee! Right off the back porch rests a mile of the North Fork of the South Platte River.  Cast your luck at our world famous fly fishing (Orvis Endorsed Lodge)!  Professional Orvis guides along with trophy trout makes your day an experience you will not soon forget! Rejuvenate in our riverside heated pool, hot tubs or pamper yourself with a therapeutic massage!  No detail is overlooked with our diverse program. The ranch takes Great pride in feeding you well.  You will find yourself surrounded by the aroma of bread baking, warm cookies each afternoon and hearty family dining with a gourmet flare.  Special diets are easily accommodated by attentive staff.
The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down.  Sitting around a campfire, watch a sunset while enjoying cowboy ballads, an authentic Mountain Man story teller or square dance and hayride that slowly takes you back in time.  Don't forget to sit back & relax on your front porch counting stars or enjoy a glass of wine in front of a crackling fire in your cozy cabin. Enjoy the cool breeze as you rest and take in the cowboy western way of life. Hospitality is our passion.  Join us where time is measured by the arc of the sun and the shadows of the mountains!

Ranch Dining

We'll start each day with a savory breakfast to give you the fuel you'll need to participate in the morning's activities (eggs benedict, breakfast burrito). Lunches are hearty and healthy (homemade soups, hot chicken & biscuits). We go all out for dinner with dishes like a grilled pork tenderloin with a raspberry chipotle sauce or a Thanksgiving style feast including turkey and all the trimmings. We top this all off with homemade desserts guaranteed to give you "sweet dreams".

Ranch Activities

Our vacation package (full week or less)provides a full host of activities for all ages, including horseback riding, shooting, hiking, fishing, rafting, and activities for the little ones. Enjoy the beautiful Colorado scenery from our heated outdoor pool, or revive your sore muscles with a professional massage or a soak in the hot tub. Sight seeing and shopping trips to Breckenridge and the Alpine slide, target & trap shooting, bow and arrow, hayrides, square dancing and more!

Ranch Lodging

Nestle into all of the comforts of "home" in one of our spacious cabins. Lodging options include everything from one bedroom suites to three bedroom family units with cathedral ceilings, sitting areas, and stone fireplaces. All of our suites and cabins include private baths and cozy pillow-top beds in king, queen and twin size configurations. Each uniquely decorated and all share wonderful views of the wilderness surrounding the Ranch.


  • Archery
  • Billiards
  • Children's Program(3-5)
  • Children's Program(6-8)
  • Babysitting Available
  • Fishing
  • Guided Fishing
  • Golf on or nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hay Rides
  • Evening programs
  • National Park Trips
  • River Rafting
  • Spa Services
  • Shooting Sports
  • Western Dancing
  • Zip Line


  • 8-20

Dates Open

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Gourmet
  • Ranch/Western
  • Special Diets Accommodated

Length of Stay

  • 3 Nights
  • 4 Nights
  • 5 Nights
  • 6 Nights
  • 7 Nights

Lodging and Amenities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Handicap Accessible- call ranch for more details
  • Internet
  • Hot tub
  • Lodge rooms
  • Massages available
  • Petting Zoo
  • Swimming pool

Ranch Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages are permitted
  • Credit Card accepted
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Works With Travel Trade

Ranch suitable for

  • Adults only
  • Couples
  • Corporate Meetings / Conferences
  • Families
  • Reunions / Family Reunions
  • Singles


  • Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 6
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 7
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 8
  • Beginner rides
  • Intermediate rides
  • Family rides
  • All day ride
  • Half day rides

Specialty Events/Weeks

  • Fly Fishing

Cancellation Policy

Deposit is refundable (less 10%) up to 60 days prior to arrival. No refunds or cancellations received less than 60 days prior to arrival. Balance is due upon arrival.

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