Harmel’s Ranch Resort

Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Weddings, Day Spa, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting.
Where the Guest Are Having Fun!  See What We’re All About!

Harmel’s not only has all of our adventurous activities to offer, but our resort also has some amenities that make us stand out just a bit more than the other guys. There is a nice playground area located near some of our riverfront cabins. We have a stocked pond located in our pasture area that is plentiful with smaller rainbow trout where you can use bait and keep what you catch; perfect for the smaller kiddos that shouldn’t be out in the river. Harmel’s boasts a nice rec room with chess, checkers, billiards, foosball, ping pong, etc located in the main office complex. And we have horseshoes and volleyball available if you would like to get the whole family in on some fun!

Fly Fishing on the Taylor River

You have just found one of the best cold water fisheries in the state of Colorado! Our 3/4 of a mile of waters including the Taylor River and tributaries has been said to be “twice the fishing at half the price” of the Frying Pan near Aspen. No guides required. Our fee to fish per person is $100/day or FREE if you are a guest of Harmel’s. Come to enjoy our beautiful scenery and the wiley trout; stay to enjoy our comfortable accommodations, great food and friendly staff.

Horseback Riding & the Stables

At Harmel’s there is a mount to suit everyone from children seven years old to the most experienced rider. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced trail rides leave Harmel’s three times per day – every day. From hay rides, riding lessons to wilderness rides, Harmel’s has it all! Every trail ride is through the magnificent and rugged Taylor Canyon and into the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area on some of the same trails used over one hundred years ago by the original pioneers and of course the local wildlife.

Whitewater Rafting

The Taylor River trips offer something for every member of your group or family, from mild to wild. This is a scenic narrow river that meanders through the Taylor Canyon. You travel through areas where the canyon walls rise straight up from the river banks and often there are bighorn sheep sightings along the river. If you are lucky, you may even see elk, deer or an occasional black bear.

Rock Climbing for the Beginner or Expert

We offer a variety of climbing day activities to fit whatever your skill level or goals may be. Join us for a ½ day Intro to Rockclimbing Class, perfect for families or those with limited time. Make it a full-day of climbing either at a relaxed pace for the entire family, or for smaller groups looking to push their skill levels and intensity. Or for the more experienced, join us on a full-day course focusing on gear systems and safety, culminating with an ascent of an area multi-pitch test-piece, a technical alpine peak climb, or a day in the Taylor Canyon.

Spring Creek Therapeutic Massage

So, you’ve been doing all kinds of fun and exciting activities the week at the ranch; fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting… Now, take the time to make the most of your Harmel’s vacation by soothing those sore, tired muscles with a relaxing, rejuvenating massage by one of our friendly, knowledgeable and skilled massage therapists.