Flying Horse Ranch Activities
Board Game Library
|WII (bring your own games!)
iPod/iPhone Docking Station
Nearby trail rides - Trot through miles of open range, lose yourself in Aspen forests, explore the Colorado Trail or the Jefferson County Open Space
North Fork Ranch - Horseback Riding
From the unmatched beauty of the Colorado Aspens, to the spectacular view of the Continental Divide, this is a high country horseman’s paradise.
Bring your own horse
The Barn has 8 stalls that can be rented for horses. One horse per stall; feed, tack, and animal care is not provided. Stall rental includes the use of corral.
Gold Medal Fly Fishing in Colorado
Opportunities to fish on the property include Jefferson Creek, Baker Lake, and Horseshoe Lake which are stocked full of trout that are just waiting to put up a fight. Take your morning cup of coffee outside at dawn and cast a line in Horseshoe Lake from your front porch. Show your kids the thrill of a strike at the end of their line (they may keep two fish to cook up for dinner!). Head up to Baker Lake and loose yourself in the forest's tranquility, or better yet, completely disconnect yourself and stay in one of lake side tents. Baker Lake and Horseshoe Lake are catch and release and do not require a fishing license.
Some of the best river and lake fishing in Colorado is found here, with the South Platte providing depth and breadth to Antero, Spinney and Elevenmile Reservoirs. Tarryall Creek fills Tarryall Reservoir as well. This is public fishing on private land which is limited to 2-3 anglers per day and the Gold Ribbon Waters are only 20 minutes away. Let us organize a day on the river for you with those who know the best kept secrets of the area: Breckenridge Outfitters. (www.breckenridgeoutfitters.com - 877 898 6104)
Hiking and Biking in the Rocky Mountains
There are endless opportunities to get out and explore our 3,600 acres on bike or on foot. There are miles of trails in the Pike National Forest, along the Colorado Trail and down the Tarryall Valley, taking you through the aspen groves and willows, up to historic Baker Lake and all throughout the meadows and creeks where the views are absolutely breathtaking. Wildlife abounds-elk, mule deer, coyote, badger, hawks, eagles and many bird species. Maybe you will spot the elusive mountain lion.
Bring your own mountain bike or hike through the Colorado Trail that runs through the property.
Boating on Private Waters
Come take a paddle around one of our two ranch lakes. Horseshoe Lake is 19 acres and situated between the main lodge and cabins with a breath taking view of the mountains in the back, a great place to paddle boat, canoe, row boat, or just relax after a ride or hike. Baker Lake is a historic site up and around the aspen groves amid the rocky cliffs on the north side of the property. This is a nice quiet spot to take the family for a picnic and an afternoon boat or swim surrounded by wildflowers and mountains. Non-motorized watercraft is allowed.
White Water Rafting
Up for an adrenaline filled day? Try a white water rafting package with the experienced team from River Runners. White Water: www.whitewater.net
Play horseshoes with our carriage horse's old shoes outside the Lodge.
The volleyball net is located outside the Lodge.
Big Game Hunting Packages
Packages available or stay at the ranch and self hunt. Call us at (719) 785-3279 for more information.
Other Area Attractions
Fairplay - 20 Minutes
South Park Chamber
Buena Vista - 60 Minutes
Chamber of Commerce
Summit County - 45 Minutes
Chamber of Commerce