Most guests of our Colorado Vacation Ranch come here to fish the Rio Grande River or Goose Creek. Those who do enjoy some of the finest fishing conditions in southwest Colorado. Fishing is certainly our favorite activity on the water, but we have to admit that rafting is also fun.

June is the best time of the year for white water rafting on the Rio Grande, thanks to the spring run off. Rides can be downright thrilling. At other times of the year, rafting is often a quiet and calm experience. It’s a wonderful way to take it a broad swath of the Rio Grande National Forest. If you’re planning a trip to 4UR next summer, consider devoting a few hours to rafting the Rio Grande. It can be a delightful addition to your ranching holiday.

There are several rafting outfitters in South Fork, about 10 miles from our Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation. Guided trips and individual boat rentals are available.

The Rio Grande Valley

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