About Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch

Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch was established in 1936 as a guest ranch by the Carmichael Family. Today, proprietor Jim White has maintained the beauty and simplicity of days gone by. The site was once a retreat for vacationers from Denver and beyond; not much different than today, except you'll find modern amenities to make your stay even more comfortable.

A very noticeable feature of Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch is that each building on the grounds is in fact a genuine log cabin, built anywhere between 1920 and 1940. Over the past 20 years, Jim and friends have given each cabin a unique theme, complete with log furniture and comforts like full kitchens, spacious bathrooms, and large decks and patios for outdoor enjoyment.

The ranch occupies 40 acres primarily on the west side of CO Highway 125, but extends east of the road, with frontage along a section of Willow Creek.


Our Unique Cabins and Facilities

The ranch boasts 7 Rocky Mountain guest cabins, the Main Lodge, complete with a spacious living room, 16-seat dining room, and fire ring. In addition, the Trading Post is a building on the North end of the property near Willow Creek, reserved for events such as family reunions, private parties and weddings.


More about the historic Main Lodge...

High Country Trails, the horseback riding outfitter affiliated with Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch, occupies land on the East side of Hwy. 125. They offer a wide range of trail riding services. Follow this link to find out more about reserving a trail ride on your next visit.




Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch is located approximately 8 miles Northwest of Granby, CO, on State Highway 125.




Grand County, Colorado

Grand County, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, is also famous for being the Headwaters of the Colorado River. This incredibly influential waterway begins its 1,500-mile journey at Lake Granby, just 20 minutes away from Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch.

Grand County is also full of interesting stuff to do. During the winter, ski or snowboard at Winter Park Ski Resort or Granby Ranch, or go snowmobiling in the Fraser Valley, or even try your hand at ice fishing on Grand Lake.

During summer, enjoy the cooler temperatures while fishing along the Colorado River, or hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Or, kick back with a good book and breathe in the fresh, crisp Rocky Mountain air.

Only 2 hours from Denver, Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch is THE ideal choice for getting in on the action, no matter what the season!