If you’re looking for a family friendly day trip during your trip to Winter Park, we highly recommend checking out Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa.
This 5000 acre ranch has undergone major developments in the last 10 years to make it one of Colorado’s best environmentally friendly resorts, and it still opens it’s doors to the general public.
80+ miles of groomed Nordic trails wind through meadows, aspen groves and hillsides with impressive views of the Continental Divide and Fraser Valley. If you have kids on board, take them on the easy ranch walk/lakeside trail that goes right by the stables & petting zoo ( a perfect stopping point for tired little legs!). The Nordic trails switch over to easy hiking and biking trails in the Summer Months and enjoy plenty of wildlife encounters thanks to the Ranch’s no-hunting policy.
Cabin Creek StablesThe stables at Devils Thumb Ranch offer a year program of horse activities including horseback riding, team penning (moving cows on horseback!), wagon rides & sleigh rides. They also have a small petting zoo that homes a miniature donkey, goats, chickens, bunny and calf for everyone to enjoy.
Ranch Creek SpaIf you want to unwind and relax during your vacation, we highly recommend a trip to Ranch Creek Spa. This newly built spa offers a full menu of services and a wonderfully relaxing environment to savor before, during and after your treatment.
Summer Zipline ToursEnjoy a bird’s eye view of the Ranch as you zip through woodland and over high alpine meadows at close to 40mph. Be sure to bring your camera to record those stunning views…and to prove to everyone at home that you really did it!
The Hecks Tavern’s Alpenglow happy hour (Sun – Thurs, 4 pm – 6 pm) is unarguably the best deal in town. Enjoy two for one well drinks, $1 house beer pints & $3 house wine by the glass, plus complimentary appetizers from 4 pm-5 pm and live music 5 nights a week.
For further infomation or to book any of the above activities, call 970-726-5632, or visit www.devilsthumbranch.com