At Rawah, the riding possibilities are nearly limitless – through thousands of acres of protected pristine wilderness, above 11,400′ tree lined passes, along sage-covered hills, past tumbling streams, beaver dams and ponds, next to granite outcrops and rainbow-ribboned sandstone cliffs – on riding trails ranging from the steep and narrow to the more level open areas with top-of-the-world views as far as the eye can see. There is no better way to experience the beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains than from the back of one of Rawah’s fine horses.
Rawah Guest Ranch is a hiker’s paradise. You can set off on foot for a short or all-day hike into the Rawah Wilderness or Roosevelt National Forest right from the ranch. The pocket Trail Guide to many of the marvelous half-day hikes, written by 30 year veteran Rawah hiker June Wheeler, is in each cabin and Lodge room.
And, for those wishing to take even greater advantage of Rawah’s hiking “wanderland,” there are at least a dozen memorable all-day hikes. A short trip by car will bring you to the roadless areas of Rocky Mountain National Park, where you’ll be able to explore the wonder of the Park without all the main-gate crowds. Many of these trails begin at about 10,000 feet yet have very gentle inclines – perfect for anyone who wants to take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies. Trail maps and easy-to-understand directions to numerous trailheads provide scenery descriptions and degree of difficulty for each hike.
If you are looking for a guided hiking expert, Rawah has just that. Offering guided hikes ranging in all types of difficulty from short hikes before breakfast to all day treks over 11,400′ passes. There are even specialty hikes offered such as: fitness, social, extreme and nature.
Guests can chose everything from exciting family excursions to the ultimate in extreme whitewater rafting.
Your rafting trip on the Cache La Poudre River will be thrilling no matter what level of rapids you choose on Colorado’s only National “Wild and Scenic” River. You are offered the free use of paddle jackets and fleece sweaters, wetsuit rentals, fantastic digital photography, the newest whitewater equipment and the most experienced guides.