Welcome to our Colorado Guest Ranch

Our Colorado guest ranch is the highest guest ranch in the state at 9,600 feet elevation. We have the largest collection of peaks over 14,000 feet in the lower 48 states and the views are awe-inspring. The Ranch overlooks the Arkansas Valley and features breathtaking views of the Collegiate Peaks. Our quaint, local town of Buena Vista is considered the “White Water Capital of Colorado.” Our ranch is nestled among aspen and evergreen on Little Bull Creek surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. A 10-mile dirt road is your gateway to adventure.

Discover Elk Mountain Ranch, your Colorado Guest Ranch:
The Elk Mountain

Lodge

& Common Areas

Full-Course

Dining

You won’t go hungry!

Meet your

Hosts

Tom & Sue Murphy

The Perfect Spot for

Reunions

& Group Gatherings

Helpful Info for

Vacation Planning

your Colorado Trip

20% of guests are

International Travelers

from the UK!

Our

Location

in the Colorado Rockies!

Passionate about ranch life?

Employment

Information

News & Updates

Our Blog

and Ranch Life

“I have always done beach vacations because I love to be on the beach and I love to get a tan.  The problem that I have found with beach vacations is the memories go away fast.  My memories and my son’s memories from our experience at the ranch will be forever with us.  My new motto, ‘A tan fades, memories last forever!'”  E. Milligan

Enjoy our Video Slideshow of our Colorado Guest Ranch

Elk Mountain Ranch is 17 miles from historic Buena Vista, 120 miles southwest of Denver, and 90 miles west of Colorado Springs. We’re just a few hours drive from Denver and Colorado Springs airports, yet far enough to take in the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. Our Colorado guest ranch is a nature lover’s and photographer’s paradise; with deer, elk, antelope, and wildflowers galore. The ranch frees your spirit to the high country where the air is clean, the skies are blue and the scenery is awe-inspiring. Colorado is all about the majestic mountains – you will not be disappointed by Elk Mountain Ranch.

Elk Mountain Ranch is a proud member of several local, state and national associations. We also proudly support and recommend many local and national organizations, learn more: