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Welcome to Arapaho Valley Ranch!

For the 1st time in 40 years, Arapaho Valley Ranch is open for Winter!  Come stay this Winter and enjoy the amazing tranquility, scenery, and wildlife that Arapaho Valley Ranch offers.
Reserve one of our heated cabins or the fabulous Gold Home for your winter adventure!
All cabins now have wifi!
Winter activities include snowshoeing, sledding/tubing, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing, and the ranch is a 45 min drive to Winter Park ski resort and a 30 min drive to Granby Ranch ski resort.  There are many other activities as well:
On weekend nights roast marshmallows over a bonfire while enjoying the stars before you stop by The Red Dog Saloon for a nightcap.
We hope you can make it out this winter!
Arapaho Valley Ranch is a gorgeous family-owned, guest ranch located in Colorado’s beautiful Grand County.  We are located at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness within a 2-hour drive from Denver.
AVR has a very rich Colorado history and has been helping people enjoy the outdoors since the early 1900s!  There is a long-standing history of families and friends that have spent their summers at AVR creating lifetimes of memories.  You can feel this vibe as soon as you enter our gates!
Our ranch is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest and is nestled in one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This area features hiking trails, waterfalls, and historic steam engines from the old town of Monarch.  We have our own private hiking trail that leads to our “kissing swing” overlooking the headwaters of the Colorado River Valley.
Arapaho Valley Ranch offers upgraded outdoor camping accommodations AKA “Glamping” along with regular campsites for those of you that like it old school.
We offer Tipis & Glamping Tents perfect for a couple or a small family of 4.
We also have cabins that will fit larger families, dozens of riverside campsites, and dispersed camping.
Looking for a place for your wedding, family reunion, or business retreat?  Our property has one of the most picturesque views in Colorado, and is a breathtakingly beautiful place to say, “I DO”!
Our media showcased on our page is all credited to Chandler Schoonmaker Photography for our Landscape and Lodging photographs. Our 2022 Wedding photographs are credited to Vanessa Kruse Photography.

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“This is the best kept secret in Colorado. Kid friendly, beauty for days, coolest bar in Colorado, water, trails, wildlife, tipis, relaxed vibe, it really doesn’t get much better. It’s a must for our family every year.”
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