From horseback riding on our many trails to quick-draw shooting with an experienced cowboy, opportunities for adventure await! 

For The Kids

At Tarryall River Ranch, we love families and want every member of your group to have a great time. Our kid-friendly offerings will ensure your young cowboys & cowgirls sleep well by the end of each day on the ranch!

Horseback Riding

Looking for something for your little one? The Tarryall Buckaroo Ride is for youngsters ages 4-10. Ready to explore some of Colorado’s trails from the back of a horse the way the first settlers did? Choose from our list of trail rides featuring varying lengths and difficulties, available to riders ages 7 and up. If  you’re looking for something a little more out of the box, check out one of our more specialized activities like cow penning or private riding lessons. 

Some of our rides include:

  • The Tarryall Buckaroo Ride
  • Stagecoach Loop
  • Tarryall Loop
  • Lessons and more!

Old West Activities

Get the full Western experience and try out some cowboy activities! Shoot a bow and arrow, throw knives or tomahawks, and even experience a quick-draw shoot-out. These activities do have age restrictions, so please check the information below! 

Get the full Western experience and learn how to hit a bullseye with a bow and arrow! Our archery activity gives you the chance to learn how to shoot using powerful recurve bows. This activity is available to adults and children ages 6+.

Experience a pastime from the Old West by learning how to throw knives and tomahawks with safety and precision! Our lead wrangler has decades of experience and instructs participants on proper grip and throwing techniques. This activity is available to adults and children ages 10+.

Feel like a true cowboy or cowgirl when you learn how to handle and fire a gun and take part in a real shoot-out! To keep this activity fun and safe, we use .38 caliber six-shooters that shoot wax blanks with ground-up black walnut shells, the type of round used in Cowboy Mounted Shooting. This activity is available to adults and children ages 12+. 


Here at Tarryall River Ranch, we have direct access to trails in both Pike National Forest and Lost Creek Wilderness; two areas of natural beauty.   While the elevation gain can be  breathtaking in its own way, don’t worry – the views are worth it!  Our staff offers guided sunrise hikes to Lizard Rock, a popular local landmark on selected days.

Fly Fishing

Experience one of Colorado’s favorite pastimes by getting out on the water to do some fly fishing, on a surprisingly productive, and accessible mountain stream. Tarryall River runs through the ranch’s property and every year we make sure it’s well stocked for our guests to enjoy. For guests who don’t have their own gear, we do provide rental packages. *A valid Colorado fishing license, obtained prior to arrival, is required for all adults. Minors wishing to fish must be accompanied by a licensed adult. Obtain your license online here.

Pool and Hot Tub

Colorado may be a land-locked state, but ranch guests can still enjoy time in the water! Our ranch features a heated pool and a hot tub for guests to enjoy throughout their stay. 

Trading Post

Our own little Mercantile, with snacks, gifts, and Tarryall Logo merchandise to help you remember your time at the ranch. 

Outdoor Workouts

For our guests who want a unique fitness experience, Tarryall River Ranch offers outdoor workouts. The Puma Outdoor Workouts are catered towards each group’s exercise interests. Offered first thing in the morning, we have a variety of workout types from yoga to zumba, complete with the necessary equipment and refreshments. Each class begins with a warm-up hike to the top of Puma Hills Terrace. Join the group to enjoy the great outdoors while you get a great workout!

Nearby Attractions

Tarryall River Ranch is surrounded by beautiful mountains and national parks. If you’re looking for nearby attractions to visit while you’re staying with us, there are plenty of available options.  

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