Park Bench Chat

Western Colorado

Activities abound at scenic Smith Fork Ranch, one of the West’s premier vacation ranches. Tucked within the Gunnison National Forest near the West Elk Wilderness Area, the ranch straddles three private miles of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River and offers gold-medal fishing on the Gunnison, horseback riding through untrammeled wilderness, sporting clays, and archery. After an exhilarating day exploring the surrounding mountains or the nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison River National Park, you can enjoy a relaxing massage at the ranch’s luxurious spa. Andrew Harper, Abercrombie & Kent, The New York Times, and Martha Stewart Living have all showered accolades on Smith Fork Ranch.

We’ve also invited Mark Obmascik, award-winning author of The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, as our featured speaker. In addition to being an entertaining story teller, Mark is also an avid conservationist and outdoorsman and we’ve asked him lead a morning hike too—bring your binoculars!

During your private adventure, you’ll learn how The Trust for Public Land is helping to preserve special places throughout Colorado—more than 105,000 acres of wildlands, greenbelts, neighborhood parks, farms, and ranches since 1981.


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