Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Weddings, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting.

The Colorado Ranch Resort

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Horseback Riding
Every trail ride is through the magnificent and rugged Taylor Canyon and into the Fossil Ridge Wilderness...
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River Rafting
Unsurpassed for its natural beauty, the glacier carved Taylor Canyon widens at Harmel's and proceeds...
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Fly Fishing
You have just found one of the best cold water fisheries in the state of Colorado! Our 3/4 ...
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Rock Climbing
An adventure filled with fun, beautiful scenery, and the rewards of overcoming mental & physical...
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Harmel’s Ranch Resort, nestled in a mountain valley between Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado, invites you to escape from the day-to-day demands of the city with our affordable and family-friendly vacation destination. 

Enjoy the mountain setting and discover a sense of adventure with horseback riding trips through the wilderness, white water rafting in the flowing waters, rock climbing down the canyon edges, or fly fishing in the award-winning stretch of Taylor River. All our activities range from a beginner to intermediate level and are even available a la carte for a customized vacation package the appeals to everyone in your group!

Our Colorado Ranch Resort boasts 37 lodging facilities, each equipped with refrigerators, coffee makers, and TVs, some including separate kitchenettes and all ranging in size from individual to family cabin rentals making for the perfect ranch vacation for any size group, even those of up to 150 people! Whether you are planning a trip for just you and the kids, organizing the annual family reunion, or searching for the perfect mountain wedding destination, our family cabin rentals can accommodate your group so you can experience the ranch vacation that you deserve. We even encourage you to bring your furry family members to our pet-friendly Colorado ranch resort!

Guest Testimonials

Harmel's has been around for over 50 years providing fun and exciting vacation experiences for many families.  

Many people have taken the time to send us a letter, shoot us an email, or post online.  Take a peak at some of our favorite accolades...

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Perfect Weddings

Hidden in the Elk Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, lies a spectacular wedding and reception site you have to see to believe! 

Harmel's invites you to immerse your wedding party in our remote & spectacular alpine environment. From accommodations, the reception venue & dinner we have the perfect wedding site for you, your family, and guests!

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More than anything, the Harmel’s family wants you and yours to feel at home when you book a stay at our mountain cabins. We love the Harmel’s culture and share that energy with a bold, western flair! Swing onto the dance floor for show-stopping square dances, feast on true Colorado barbeque at our all-you-can-eat cookouts, lounge and ask for “S’more” around the firepit at the Saloon. There is something here for everyone, and we cannot wait to share Colorado’s hidden gem, Harmel’s Ranch Resort, with your crowd!
Call us to make a reservation or complete a reservation request for more information!