Looking for an unspoiled, authentic “American vacation”? Does the call of the wild, world-class fly fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking and breathtaking scenery, appeal? If so, Rawah Ranch (www.rawahranch.com) is calling your name.
Named for the Ute Indian word for “abundance,” Rawah Ranch is the perfect place to create memories with family or friends. Surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains and 100,000 acres of virgin wilderness, Northern Colorado’s historic Orvis-endorsed Rawah Ranch and fly fishing lodge offers the ultimate in physical activity, rustic relaxation and creature comforts.
Guests are cosseted in the main lodge or in one of nine charmingly rustic, centrally located log cabins, each unique and well-appointed, with fireplace or woodstove, private bath and daily housekeeping service.
Anglers of all ages and abilities can spend the day with their own personal fly fishing guide, along Rawah’s private two-mile stretch of Big Laramie River, known as the “perfect trout stream.” Special “Ladies-only” packages and instruction for youngsters are available as well.
Fly fishing not your thing? Enjoy whitewater rafting, mountain biking or hiking through Alpine meadows, where elk and moose wander freely.
Prefer your hikes on horseback? Rawah offers the quintessentially romantic Colorado riding experience on thousands of acres of pristine, protected Western High Country. Rawah’s Wranglers will pair you with the perfect equine partner and provide individual or group instruction, if you wish. At day’s end, unwind with a relaxing massage provided by the Ranch masseuse, followed by a glass of wine on your cabin’s private porch or a “Colorado gourmet” Western meal in the Lodge’s main dining room.
Less than 150 miles from Denver and only 75 miles from Fort Collins, Rawah Ranch is the perfect choice for an unmatched Western adventure. And with no minimum stay requirement, guests can book a spontaneous getaway, a weekend, a week or more, with reservations available from May to November for singles, couples or groups.