WELCOME TO RANCHO DEL RIO
Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing
The headwaters of the Colorado River offers 1st-class whitewater
rafting, kayaking, canoeing and trout fishing. Rancho Del Rio is located right on
the Colorado River along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic
Byway, and provides river access for all of these activities. While you're
enjoying the river, you can take advantage of our vehicle shuttle service - we will safely
shuttle your vehicle from where you put in on the Upper Colorado River to where you take
This stretch of the Upper Colorado River is a premiere trout fishery, and it is one of the best in the state. The predominant species are Rainbow Trout which spawn in the Spring and the big native Browns which spawn in the Fall. There are several hatches of mayflies, caddis and stoneflies offering year-round opportunities for fly fishing. The best way to fish the river is to float it - and Rancho Del Rio can set you up with fishing trips led by experienced local licensed outfitters who know the river very well.
There are a lot of outdoor
activities in the area during the Spring and Summer. The main
attraction, of course, is the Colorado River with whitewater rafting and trout fishing
that are second to none. One of the main events each year is the Gore Canyon Race, a
whitewater race on Class V rapids. There are a lot of hiking and mountain biking
trails as well. Other attractions in the area include Rocky Mountain National Park
and the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
Cabins and Riverfront CampingLocated in the Rocky Mountains on the headwaters of the Colorado River, Rancho Del Rio is only 40 minutes from Vail and 1 hour from Steamboat Springs and Winter Park. Rancho has rental cabins available on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis, as well as a campground with more than 20 acres of camping for individuals or large groups. Our services include: vehicle shuttles for river users, a convenience store with gasoline, an outdoor bar and restaurant featuring KK's 'World Famous BBQ', and a liquor store.
Rancho Del Rio operates under special permits from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Rancho Del Rio
4199 Trough Road
Bond, CO 80423