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The Future of Wellness

Begins at Three Forks

Catering To The Individual
It's What Sets Us Apart

From the moment you arrive at the Lodge and Spa’s front doors, be assured that our talented, knowledgeable, and friendly Mayo Clinic Certified Staff and Expert Guides will be available to accompany you throughout your stay. Their expertise and passion will help make your adventure dreams come true. At no other ranch will you receive the experienced guiding that Three Forks offers. This exceptional relationship is our gold standard.

Explore It All

There’s a moment during your first trip to The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch when it dawns on you: No longer will you experience the world as you have but rather in the manner in which you have always wished to.

Our Guiding Approach

We are always available to support our guests whenever they require assistance. We offer expert guides and wellness staff for all of our outdoor and wellness activities.

Our Three Forks guides are experts at what they do.They work from sunup to sundown to show you the best ways to get the most out of your adventures on the property. They are available to coach you for the cast that hooks “the big one,” recount rich historical details of the property as you hike our mountains together, or lead a snowmobile expedition through powder untouched by other humans. It’s truly “service with a smile” at the highest level possible — signature Three Forks.

No matter what’s on your wish list of things to do at the Ranch, our guides will make it happen — when you want, the way you want. This is YOUR custom experience made possible by your expert guide: world-class from start to finish.

Our Guides
As a team of employees, we are stacked deep with expertise, passion, and tireless work ethic. True to our roots as a working cattle ranch, we “ride for the brand” — doing whatever it takes for our outfit to not only survive but also thrive. In general, our guides — like all of our staff — are professional, outgoing, enthusiastic, and love the outdoors. They provide only the highest level of guest service and a keen attention to detail.

An Unforgettable & Completely
Personalized Adventure Is Waiting For You

Summer

Wake early for a guided wildlife safari that rivals any National Geographic expedition. Set off on an UTV for a remote canyon bursting with wildflowers in full bloom. Lace up your hiking boots for an up-close look at verdant valleys traveled by humans for centuries, with homesteader cabins from the 1800s still standing as proof. Try a new sport — like our 3D archery course or sporting clays — and walk away with a new hobby. Or simply roam the manicured lawns of the Lodge and Spa barefoot, the cool green grass the best salve for a long winter. Dine al fresco on our terrace as the sun sets, lighting the horizon on fire.
Our decades-long commitment to sustainable land use and conservation is evident in the tens of thousands of pristine, private acres at your disposal to explore with abandon. The summer sky’s the limit for adventures during this sunny time of year.

Fall

In the fall, our mountains transform from a spectrum of lush greens to a palette of vibrant yellows, reds, and oranges that only Mother Nature could paint. The riverside cottonwoods are the first trees to start changing, followed by the aspens. The brilliance peaks during the last two weeks of September; it’s truly a magnificent sight. Whether you crave the rush of speeding through golden groves on a mountain bike or a quiet afternoon hike with one our guides to the historic homesteads of the beautiful South Fork Road, fall’s warm days and cool nights provide the perfect climate for exploring the ranch — and for fishing AMERICA’S FINEST TROUT STREAM.
Just as Mother Nature doesn't limit the splendid colors of fall, you will find no limits to the types of activities you can explore in the 200,000 acres of incredible landscapes, crisscrossed with miles of renovated waterways.

Winter

Every season at Three Forks is gorgeous — but there’s something special about winter. Our remote location, draped in a blanket of white, lends itself to a peace and solitude you just can’t find amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And yet, our property is brimming with adventure opportunities. The private cat skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are exhilarating private adventures second to none; your personal guide makes all your winter dreams come true. The Lodge & Spa at Three Forks Ranch are especially cozy this time of year, too. End your day with a massage, or curl up in front of a roaring fire with a glass of our Flora Springs private-label wine.
You will find new strength and courage while traversing 200,000 acres of private terrain under the watchful gaze of Three Forks Mountain. This is where we winter — and we invite you to join us during this stunning and fun time of year.

Outdoor

The perfect Western ranch is calling and The Lodge & Spa at Three Forks Ranch is here to answer. 200,000 acres are at your fingertips when you step foot into our Sierra Madre Mountains paradise. seasons abound when summer brings 50 degree nights and 80 degree days with low humidity and lots of sunshine. Whether you’d like to explore alone or alongside one of our guides, to experience The Lodge & Spa at Three Forks Ranch is to experience mother nature in all of her glory.

Indoor

The splendor of the Sierra Madre Mountains is at our doorstep, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the adventure of a lifetime indoors at The Lodge & Spa at Three Forks Ranch. The accommodations are world-class and the service unparalleled. If your idea of having every desire fulfilled involves sitting by a beautiful fireplace, gazing at breathtaking artwork, or enjoying a craft cocktail in a lounge, your every desire will be fulfilled without having to step foot outside our lodge. If you want to take things further, we offer a full range of wellness activities ranging from Yoga to Qi Gong, deluxe Spa treatments, and unique cooking classes in THE KITCHEN ACADEMY.


  • 3D Archery


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Sporting Clays


    SUMMER - FALL

  • South Fork Shooting Complex


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Horseback Riding


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Hiking


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Mountain Biking


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Wildlife Tours


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Fly Fishing


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Ice Fishing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Cross-Country Skiing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Snowmobiling


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Snowshoeing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Tubing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Wellness Essentials


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR - OUTDOOR

  • Spa Services


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR

  • Wellness and Fitness Activities


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR - OUTDOOR

  • Healthy Dining/Cooking


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR

  • Shopping in Steamboat


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR - OUTDOOR

  • Hunting


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

All Activities

Activities

Fly Fishing

AMERICA'S FINEST TROUT STREAM is here, waiting for you. On our pristine Little Snake River, catching a perfect cutthroat, tiger, brown, or rainbow trout is just one cast away.

We pride ourselves on offering guests expert guiding and instruction for all our outdoor and wellness activities.

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Ice Fishing

If you can dream it, you can likely do it here at Three Forks Ranch — and ice fishing is no exception. Originally just a hobby of some of our winter guides, guest interest inspired us to offer this thrilling activity throughout the season. We’re happy to accommodate your deepest fishing desires — even in the deepest of winter.

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The South Fork Shooting Complex

The South Fork Shooting Complex is located in an amazing setting under a covered shooting house that offers fun, rain or shine. It has rifle targets from 50 to 1000 yards and an exciting and interactive handgun range. We provide a variety of rifles and handguns and give our guests a comprehensive lesson in the operation and safe use of firearms, from our professional and knowledgeable guide staff. It’s a fantastic way to be introduced to the shooting sports for beginners and a challenge for the seasoned shooter.

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Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Your Private Mountain in Colorado

Private Skiing. You read that correctly. Our mountain is your mountain. We limit the “crowd”. Three Forks Mountain, blanketed by hundreds of inches of snow every year, boasts 1,100 vertical feet with 20 runs for every level. Its natural cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, and majestic tree lines make for a world-class experience. During the design phase, former Olympians “tested” the mountain for us — and it left them breathless and begging for more.

While some might consider snowboarding a hybrid of skiing and skateboarding, at Three Forks Ranch we just call it awesome. But the real game changer? Snowcats - our heated snowcats will whisk you to the summit in no time. No lifts, no lines, no hassle. It’s your private mountain to conquer.

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3D Archery

Our Antler Ridge 3D Archery Course has 13 stations, which are an easy walk along the trail from the instruction station, where you can learn archery for the first time or hone your skills with our expert guides. The course was designed and constructed by Three Forks guides, so it’s especially customized for the ultimate ranch experience. We offer compound bows and recurve bows — and plenty of arrows.

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Sporting Clays

Nestled in a picturesque Aspen valley, the Elk Ridge Sporting Clays course offers 12 shooting stations designed for the novice to expert. When your guides have fine-tuned your shooting, and you have a sufficiently bolstered ego from training on the Boone and Crockett Course, your personal guide will give you a tour through the 50-shot or 100-shot Pope and Young course to test and strengthen your abilities.

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Snowmobiling

If there ever was five-star snowmobiling, this is it. Thousands of private acres, no crowds, many miles of guided trails and acre after acre of pristine powder. Our guests love taking a snowmobile tour to Godfather Lake, where they enjoy ice fishing, a hearty cooler lunch, and steaming hot chocolate. It’s a unique experience that really represents the best of Three Forks. All rides are privately guided, using environmentally-sound, four-cycle snowmobiles.

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Tubing

Lodge & Spa guests consistently rank Thrill Hill, our tubing hill, as a favorite winter experience. As you fly down the slope in an inflated tube, you’ll scream like banshees — without fail, no matter whether you are 22 or 72. The best part? You don’t have to trudge back to the top! We drive you and your tube up the incline on a snowmobile. Pro tip: for the ultimate bonding experience, create a circle of tubes, hold on tight to your neighbors’ handles, and let the guides push you over the edge!

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Horseback Riding

It’s your turn to take the reins. Three Forks Ranch has a fine complement of horses for your riding pleasure no matter your level of experience. Trail riding is always an option, and our miles of scenic trails offer insider-only access to this stunning part of the country. Our wranglers take you off the beaten path to show you our Ranch’s hidden treasures — stunning natural beauty, rich historical detail, and vistas that will linger in your mind’s eye for years to come.

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Mountain Biking

Whether you crave the rush of speeding down the mountainside on your bike, or you prefer a quiet afternoon cruise to spot flora, fauna, and wildlife, a ride with one of our experienced guides is sure to show you a side of Three Forks Ranch that you can only get on two non-motorized wheels. We offer wide open roads for the novice and experienced alike. If it’s exercise you’re craving, you have plenty of road to conquer. If it’s a relaxing afternoon you desire, we can do that, too. Remember, you choose your adventure here at Three Forks Ranch!

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Hiking

Perhaps the best way to experience the natural beauty of Three Forks is on foot. A guided hike, completely personalized to your abilities and goals, enables you to step back in time at the historic homesteads of South Fork Road, hear elk bugling during their late summer mating season, and scan stunning 360-degree views with no human development in sight.

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Hunting

Surrounded on three sides by National Forest, Three Forks Ranch offers our hunters more than 50,000 acres of epic scenery, unmatched exclusivity, and healthy big-game herds of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope.

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Our Guides

Three Forks Ranch guides are North America’s most talented, knowledgeable, and friendly outdoor experts. From the moment our guests arrive at our front doors, they’re paired with one of our guides, who remains with them throughout their adventure, combining his or her expertise and passion to make your adventure dreams come true. At no other ranch do guests receive the personalized, individualized guiding that Three Forks offers. This exceptional relationship is our gold standard.

As a team of employees, we are stacked deep with expertise, passion, and tireless work ethic. True to our roots as a working cattle ranch, we “ride for the brand” — doing whatever it takes for our outfit to not only survive but also thrive. In general, our guides — like all of our staff — are professional, outgoing, enthusiastic, and love the outdoors. They provide only the highest level of guest service and a keen attention to detail.

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