Nestled under the rimrock just outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Middle Creek Ranch invites visitors to an authentic Rocky Mountain experience. A family-owned, working ranch spanning 10,000 acres, Middle Creek Ranch beckons private groups, up to 20 people, to rest, play, and take in the extraordinary mountain air. Guests will have the entire property to themselves: a one-of-a-kind ranch vacation in the utmost seclusion.
Both a private retreat and a wildlife refuge, Middle Creek Ranch boasts a rich Western history. Take in unbelievable views while horseback riding, fly-fishing or cross-country skiing, or let our expert guides design a custom adventure for you. When you’re ready to relax, the hot tub on our sun deck is ready. Savor one-of-a-kind meals from a private chef, and say goodnight in cabins that are as rustic as the Colorado countryside – but so thoughtfully designed, you might want to stay in bed for another hour or two.
Good time to go
June through September for horseback riding, hiking, and other summer activiites.
December through March for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and other winter activities.
Children at the Ranch
Great for children aged 5 and over
Riding is supervised by ranch wranglers. All other activities require children to be supervised by their parent/guardian.
Minimum age children can ride
5 and over
hiking, biking, picnics, cookouts
board games, horseshoes, ping pong, pool table
While our story dates back to 1862 and Abraham Lincoln’s Homestead Act, our time as a family-owned guest ranch is more recent. Middle Creek Ranch has been under the ownership of the Hunter family since 1991. Their goal has been to instill healthy and sustainable land, wildlife and livestock management and ranching practices, while allowing family, friends, and guests to experience everything the ranch has to offer. With bison, cattle, horse, and hay operations, Middle Creek Ranch employs a year-round staff to manage commercial activities and maintain a full-sized riding arena, natural ponds, and a mile and a half of frontage on Trout Creek.