Welcome to The Colorado Mountain Ranch! For over 60 years, The Colorado Mountain Ranch has shared fun, laughter, and good old Western hospitality with countless happy people. Come discover the mountain magic!
Outdoor Adventures ... Located at 8500 feet elevation just above Boulder and near the historic mining town of Gold Hill, The Ranch offers majestic vistas of the Rocky Mountain Front Range in the day and the twinkling lights of Denver by night. The Ranch's 200 acres of wildflower meadows and pine 'and aspen forests become the perfect mountain setting for Mountain Events May through September. The Ranch is just right for children's summer camps, your outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception, corporate ropes course challenges, group horseback riding, mountainboarding, and company picnics
The members of the Walker Family of The Colorado Mountain Ranch have each been lifetime youth workers, beginning with Coach and Norma Walker, a gym coach and teacher from Texas. They directed residential camps in the hills of Texas and Oklahoma, and at what is now the Y Camp of the Rockies near Estes before establishing their dream as Trojan Ranch in 1947 at today's location in the mountains west of Boulder. Since 1973, second generation Walkers - Gail, Mike and Lynn - have directed the Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp, focusing since 1997 on enhancing the quality of day camps for Boulder youth ages 7-16. The founding principles of the Ranch still hold today as young people build confidence and resilience through wholesome outdoor activity and a positive connection with nature and each other.