For Outdoor Activities, Colorado Has the Goods

Aspen Canyon Ranch • Parshall, CO

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a River Cabin Room
  • $100 Credit for Activities or Food

Meet someone from Colorado and they are usually (in the same manner as a native of New Orleans) very proud of the place they call home. Why shouldn't they be? Snow-drenched mountains in the winter, meadows of wildflowers in the summer, and a roster of high-altitude outdoor activities that just won't quit. They've got the goods—and we want them.

Just two hours from Denver sits a 500-acre property surrounded by the snow-capped Gore Range, tall aspen groves, and lots of government-owned land (read: undisturbed nature): Aspen Canyon Ranch. Escape for two nights to a River Cabin Room ($199), one of the cabin's four private units—complete with private bathrooms, gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, and rustic mountain décor. You'll also receive a $100 credit to use toward activities or food.

The fly-fishing? Some of the state's best. But if casting on Williams Fork River seems a bit out of your league, brush up on your skills with one of the ranch's professional guides during a private or group fly-fishing lesson. Tip: Start at the property's private ponds, stocked with rainbow and native cutthroat trout, to give your ego a bit of a boost.

Later, miles of trails in the surrounding Arapaho National Forest wait to be explored, whether it's by foot, mountain bike, or horseback.

"The wranglers did a great job of matching us with an appropriate horse (I'm not a rider, but my kids have been taking riding lessons). There was a choice of rides, from easy to adventurous, and rides up to the top of the mountain for dinner and one for breakfast," says a previous guest on TripAdvisor. "The view from everywhere is so beautiful."

And if you've never ridden atop a four-wheeler, rent an ATV and head to the backcountry. Or, give in to the calling of the Upper Colorado River rapids and have the lodge prepare a picnic lunch to tuck into your dry bag.

As your action-packed day starts to wind down, plant yourself in the cabin's hot tub—a cure-all for tired muscles—before dinner at the lodge and stargazing by the campfire.

Those with Colorado license plates do have all the fun, but so can the out-of-towners. At least, every once in a while.

  • "We were excited to find so many activities offered, including a wonderful horseback riding tour. If you want to visit nature while having all the amenities of a comfortable vacation, this is the place to go!"

    -- TripAdvisor


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the fine print

  • Limit 1 per purchaser, 1 additional as a gift
  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required; subject to availability
  • Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours in advance of scheduled arrival; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Stay must be completed by: November 12, 2012
  • Based upon double occupancy
  • Voucher cannot be combined with any other discounts, vouchers, or gift certificates
  • Lodging tax not included and will be collected at redemption
  • Includes $100 to spend toward any one activity (choose form: ATV, Horseback Riding, Fishing Lessons, or Trap/Skeet Shooting) or at the restaurant (not valid on beverages)
  • All deal components must be redeemed during one stay
  • Handicap-accessible rooms are not available
  • Guests may bring their own food but cannot utilize the lodge for personal dining
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 11, 2012 • Enjoy By November 11, 2012