While standing at the center of the ranch, there is a sense of peace and remoteness that hides the fact that you are a mere 10 minutes from a tasty breakfast burrito or burger at the Cotopaxi General Store or 15 minutes from the quaint shops, restaurants, bowling alley, grocery store, and nostalgic theater in Westcliffe.
Approximately 30 minutes in the car can find you in the historic and charming towns of Salida and Canon City. Salida features excellent boutique shopping in a well preserved downtown, teeming with restaurants that front along the beautiful Arkansas River, complete with its whitewater kayak course and riverside Amphitheater and park. Canon City offers a multitude of shopping and entertainment options, ranging from antique stores to Home Depot, a historic prison museum to a winery, from a multi-screen cinema to a murder mystery train ride at the bottom of a steep canyon along one of the most challenging whitewater runs in the world.
A quick peek at the local calendars show virtually year round festivals and events for those looking to engage with these quintessential and unique mountain communities.
The ranch is less than 90 minutes from Colorado Springs, 2 hours from Breckenridge, 2½ hours from Denver and 2½ hours from Taos, New Mexico.
Commercial flights are available into Colorado Springs (9 non-stop destinations including DFW, HOU, LAX, SLC, PHX, LAS, ORD, SEA, and ATL) and Denver airports. Private jet access is available at Silver West Airport near Westcliffe (22 miles away, 7,000’ asphalt), Alexander Field in Salida (34 miles away, 7,350’ asphalt), and Fremont County Airport in Canon City (42 miles away, 5,400’ asphalt) .
The Ranch also provides easy access to local amenities in the nearby communities of Salida, Westcliffe, and Canon City, Colorado. These quaint, historic towns are just a short drive away and are filled with restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and festivals year round.
Here are some nearby activities and unusual attractions you can also enjoy throughout the region:
◾Shopping, dining, etc. at nearby towns and cities
◾Activities catering to the tourist in all of us (zip lines, museums, train rides, 4-wheeling tours, Segway tours, etc)
◾River rafting and other whitewater sports
◾Trails for additional hiking and horseback riding
◾Natural Hot Springs (Salida, Mt Princeton Resort)
◾Skiing and other winter sports
◾The Great Sand Dunes National Monument
◾Gambling in Cripple Creek
◾Virtually year-round festivals (food, rafting, biking, wine, art, concerts, etc)