The Area

Nearby Towns

While standing at the center of the ranch, 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 General Store or 15 minutes from the quaint shops, restaurants, bowling alley, grocery store, and nostalgic theater in Westcliffe. Just over 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 respected winery, from a multi-screen cinema to a murder mystery train ride at the bottom of the World Famous Royal Gorge along one of the most challenging whitewater runs anywhere in the world.

A quick peek at local calendars show virtually year round festivals and events for those looking to engage with these quintessential and unique mountain communities.
 
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The Region

The ranch is less than 90 minutes from Colorado Springs, 2 hours from Breckenridge, 2½ hours from Denver and less than 4½ hours from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Commercial flights are available into Colorado Springs Airport (check out current non-stop destinations including DFW, HOU, LAX, SLC, PHX, LAS, ORD, SEA, SAN, SAT, MCO, IAD 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).
Want more?

Here are some nearby activities and unusual attractions you can also enjoy throughout the region:

  • Shopping, dining, entertainment, 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
  • Fishing the 102 world famous Gold Medal miles of the Arkansas River, the renown South Platte, or numerous lakes and streams
  • Hunting big game, including Mule Deer, Elk, Pronhorn Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, etc
  • Trails for additional hiking and horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Natural Hot Springs (Salida, Mt Princeton Resort)
  • Skiing and other winter sports
  • Mountain Climbing
  • The Great Sand Dunes National Monument
  • Bishops Castle
  • Gambling in Cripple Creek
  • Virtually year-round festivals (food, rafting, biking, wine, art, concerts, etc)