Smith Fork Ranch
45362 Needle Rock Road
Live Your Favorite Old Western at Smith Fork RanchLive out your Western fantasies without roughing it at Smith Fork Ranch. A two-story log house and four cabins accommodate 26 guests on 265 acres. Saddle up to ride into the mountains and meadows along old Ute trails or help to pen cattle along with the staff. Anglers try for trout in five stocked ponds and nearly three miles of the Smith Fork River that flows through the property. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park—Colorado’s Grand Canyon—is 20 miles away. Hike the park’s scenic North Rim or arrange a white-water rafting trip through the 1,000-foot black cliffs of Gunnison Gorge. You can savor dishes such as roasted bison strip loin with beet green gratin or rabbit porchetta with corona beans and favas, knowing that all the ingredients come from within 20 miles. Many of them are from the on-site garden, where you’re welcome to help the chef plant or pick. From $1,200, all-inclusive.