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Tumbling River horse grazing in a field at sunset
Tumbling River horses and riders crossing a creek
Two men holding up a really large fish they caught

Tumbling River Ranch

Grant, Colorado

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Nearest Regional Airport

Centennial Airport, 65 miles

Nearest International Airport

Denver International Airport, 75 miles


9200 Feet


June - September

Guest Capacity


A Memorable Vacation

Tumbling River is located among cascading streams and is full of abundant wildlife, we offer endless ways to enjoy the Colorado high country and a truly memorable vacation for your entire family. Our friendly atmosphere and unparalleled service, our historic-first-rate lodging, and our exceptional, home-cooked meals have remained staples of the Tumbling River Ranch experience for over 70 years.

A Family Tradition

What’s more, Tumbling River is more than just a business-it’s been a family tradition since 1975. The owners are involved in every aspect of day-to-day ranch operations and will help you create a week of vacation memories that will last a lifetime. We welcome you and yours to our ranch, our home, to experience the best vacation for the ENTIRE family at Tumbling River Ranch! And for folks who are after the perfect setting to host an unforgettable family trip or a family reunion, we offer the best in multi-generational travel paired with the highest level of service, hospitality, and comfort.

A Top Choice Ranch

Tumbling River has been “a best” from 5280 magazines, a “top choice” ranch from Kilgore Ranch Vacations, and awarded Trip Advisors 5-Star Excellence award, but our finest tribute of all is that half of our guests each week are return guests that come back to the ranch each year. Many who return are second-generation guests who want their children and grandchildren to experience the magic of Tumbling River Ranch!

Tumbling River offers more activities than any other ranch in CO. We are the perfect vacation for every member of your family. Activities for family members include a variety of scenic horseback riding options (all-day, half-day, slow, fast, arena work and our unique overnight pack-trip), fishing in stocked trout ponds or great fly-fishing excursions, shooting sports, guided hiking program. We hike from 9200 feet to 12, 200 ft., fitness and wellness classes, listening to cowboy music around a camp fire, enjoying excellent meals, square dancing and watching kids have the time of their lives in our well-known programs for babies (we are one of the only ranches that offers a nanny program), kids and teens. Our teen program is full of activity and tons of fun! We also have plenty of porch swings, and cozy chairs to read a good book in or enjoy our beautiful mountains. TRR is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places you can spend a week.

Tumbling River kids train ride


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Pack Trip
  • Petting Zoo
  • Rock Climbing
  • River Rafting
  • Yoga


  • Beginner Rides
  • Horsemanship Lessons
  • Pony Rides
  • Private Lessons
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Family Reunions

At Tumbling River Ranch, meals are a source of pride. Everything is home-cooked–we make our own breads and desserts, and know that you and your kids will be more than satisfied with the menu. For the most part, our meals are served family-style. This means that adults and kids sit together and enjoy the same meal–we prepare a set entree, rather than a menu to choose from. If you have a picky eater in your family, take the time to fill out the “dietary needs” section on our advance guest form. We can incorporate additional items into our meals if we are prepared ahead of time. We are the most kid-friendly ranch in Colorado, and will always have kid-friendly dining options on-hand (e.g. macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, PB&J, etc.). Typical dinners will feature a wide range of entrees, including tri-tip roasts, pork tenderloin, grilled salmon, smoked trout, barbecued chicken and ribs–and all you can eat!

Tumbling River dining table set up

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

The Ranch House and Pueblo House were built in the 1920’s. The five story Ranch House, accommodates the main dining room, kitchen, large living room, lounge room, and five suites (each with fireplace and private bath.) Around the Ranch House are half a dozen cabins. The cabins vary in size, but typically each has two separate or adjoining suites. Each suite has a private bath, fireplace and front porch complete with a swing. The Pueblo has seven bedrooms and is perfect for a family gathering.

Tumbling River lodge bedroom

  • Lodge Rooms
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Glamping
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Saloon
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool



Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

3 nights (June - June)

3 nights (August - August)

6 nights (June - August)

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel, the deposit (less 10%) is refundable if notice of cancellation is received at least 60 days in advance of your arrival date. Inside 60 days of your arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance of your rates is due 45 days prior to your arrival, which includes taxes and service charges. Any other additionals will be paid at check out. Reservations made within 60 days prior to arrival must be 100% prepaid at the time of booking. Because of our small size, cancellations or rescheduling of dates affect us significantly. A last-minute cancellation or date change gives us little chance of filling the space due to our remote location and short operating season. For these reasons, we uphold a strict cancellation policy. Tumbling River Ranch highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance.


Tumbling River Ranch

Grant, Colorado

Nearest Regional Airport

Centennial Airport, 65 miles