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Coulter Lake Guest Ranch, Colorado

Experience the Rocky Mountains at a small year round Colorado guest ranch, nestled in a beautiful valley on a pristine mountain lake in western Colorado. Coulter Lake is located 20 miles north of Rifle, Colorado in the White River National Forest which is home to incredible natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The Coulter Lake Guest Ranch staff is focused on providing a unique experience that you, your family, and friends will always remember.

We have created memories for hundreds of guests who have visited our corner of Colorado for summer vacations, family reunions, weddings, business retreats, hunting opportunities and winter getaways. Each package can be customized to start and end on the days that fit your schedule! We are pet friendly as well so do not worry about bringing your dog or horses! Please contract ranch for pet policy and applicable fees.

Experience family vacations with quality family time!

You'll enjoy trail rides, fishing, log cabins, hiking, mountain biking, unique outdoor wedding location, hunting opportunities, snowmobiling, and more! Distinctive seasonal programs for all ages are provided with passion, creating one-of-a-kind memories for everyone.

Let us help you with creating a vacation to remember at a price  you can afford!

Call ranch at 970-625-1473 for details or send an e-mail request to

Horseback riding is the heart of our summer vacations

Each guest is matched to one of our excellent mountain trail horses based on their riding abilities and goals. We have the right horse for you whether you've ridden your whole life or your first time up! You can ride twice a day and as often or little as you like. Scenic walking rides, loping on most trails, or take lessons to improve your skills are all options available to you.

With daily trail rides, our guests can see the Colorado Rockies like no other way. All-day lunch rides going through valleys with beaver ponds and trout streams are available.

Our wranglers will lead you through all the breath taking country available in the White River National Forest. The amazing aspen groves, views, and wildlife will surely rejuvenate your soul..

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Enjoy hummingbirds from the deck.

Summer, Fall, & Winter Getaways in the Rocky Mountains

Each month has its charm on Colorado’s western slope. Spring and fall seasons are beautiful with temperatures usually in the 70s during the day and 40s at night. Spring brings fresh wildflowers and fall finds our aspen trees turning to gold. Summer temperatures range from the mid 70s to 80s during the day and in the 40s to 50s at night. Winter offers some of the best snowmobiling in the state as well as snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and the basics such as sledding, snow forts, snowball fights, and more!

Enjoy exploring our website and all Coulter Lake and Rifle, Colorado has to offer. We look forward to sharing our corner of the mountains with you and know you will leave with memories to last a lifetime!

Who is the staff at Coulter Lake?

Randy and Barb Sloan are the owners/managers. Together they manage the year round activities at Coulter Lake.

A wide variety of people have worked at Coulter Lake throughout the years. All have a common desire to work hard to ensure our guests have an incredible holiday. We employ college students, retired workers and some adults seeking a part-time role. Our jobs include wranglers, waitresses, housekeepers, cooks and ranch hands.

For applications and job descriptions please contact us at

Barb and Randy Sloan

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