Maps & Directions

Whatever route you take to get here, you may find it a challenge to find the front gate! So… as you are heading up County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road, here’s how to find our gate:

Colorado Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfast in Red Feather Lakes

Colorado Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfast in Red Feather Lakes

  • We are 17.8 miles up the hill from the Forks Restaurant, about 1 mile past Boy Scout Road (CR 68C) – trip your trip odometer.
  • Magic Sky Ranch is across the road – our gate is only 200 feet past theirs.
  • When the speed limit goes up from 40 MPH to 45 MPH – STOP! Our gate is just before the 45 MPH sign.
  • Our mailbox hangs from chains, directly across from the gate.
  • At night watch for blue reflectors.

Driving to the Ranch from Denver (about 2.5 hours) or Cheyenne (about 1.25 hours)

  • Take I-25 to Exit #281 (Owl Canyon Road).
  • Go west on Owl Canyon Road 11 miles until it ends at Route 287.
  • Owl Canyon Rd is an adventure! About 5 miles down, the road turns into a dirt road, and then another mile or so further the road abruptly turns right (north) for about 1 mile, then abruptly turns left (west) for the next 5 miles. The last mile of Owl Canyon Rd. the speed limit drops down to 35 MPH and then 25 MPH, but then ends at Route 287, which is paved and 65 MPH again!
  • Turn right (north) onto Route 287.
  • North on Route 287 about 3.6 miles to County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road.
  • Turn left at the Forks onto County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road. (Landmarks are the Livermore Post Office and what used to be the Forks Restaurant.)
  • Drive 17.8 miles. Our sign and gate are on the left hand side.
  • Our gate is kept closed for the horses. Come on in, and close the gate behind you!
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Alternate (Snow) Route from Denver or Cheyenne

  • Take I-25 to Exit #269 (Route 14).
  • Go west on Rt 14 into Ft. Collins until it feeds into Route 287 North.
  • North on Route 287 about 20 miles to the County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road.
  • Turn left at the Forks onto County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road. (Landmarks are the Livermore Post Office and what used to be the Forks Restaurant)
  • Drive 17.8 miles. Our sign and gate are on the left hand side.
  • Our gate is kept closed for the horses. Come on in, and close the gate behind you!

Driving from Fort Collins

  • North on Route 287 (College Ave.) about 20 miles past the Cache La Poudre River (10 miles past the Shell station at Ted’s Place – do NOT turn at the Shell station! You will end up in Utah!) to County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road.
  • Turn left at the Forks onto County Road 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road. (Landmarks are the Livermore Post Office and what used to be the Forks Restaurant)
  • Drive 17.8 miles. Our sign and gate are on the left hand side.
  • Our gate is kept closed for the horses. Come on in, and close the gate behind you!

Driving East from Steam Boat or Walden on Rt 14

  • When you get to the Glen Echo Resort Area, watch for County Road 69 on the left. Both the Ben DeLaTour Boy Scout Ranch and the Shambhala Center have signs here.
  • County Road 69 is an adventure. When it says 15 MPH, we recommend you obey! When climbing the switch-backs you may hear screaming – that just you…
  • About 5 miles up, the road will split, stay to the right.
  • About 5 more miles up the road will end at CR 74E – Red Feather Lakes Road.
  • Turn left onto CR 74E. We are about 1 mile down on the left.

Airport Pick-up by Ranch Staff (about 2.5 hours)

  • Our staff will be happy to pick you up at the airport, and take you directly home to the ranch. We can also return you to the airport at the end of your stay.
  • The rate for round trip ranch transportation is listed on the various rates pages on the website. We require a minimum of two people, and have a maximum capacity of 10 people.
  • Airport pick-up by ranch staff must be booked in advance on a “first-booked-basis.” Please call the ranch to book your reservation (800-357-4930 or 970-224-1222).

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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