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Address: Off Trail Ridge Road, 9 miles north of Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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This short, easy trail for families is located near Grand Lake.

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We loved this quick hike and all the fun information we learned about the Never Summer Ranch. It was easy to walk through the meadow and reach the camp area, and then there were... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
WendyMomto4
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Burlington, New Jersey

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Burlington, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We loved this quick hike and all the fun information we learned about the Never Summer Ranch. It was easy to walk through the meadow and reach the camp area, and then there were cabins available to look into, a roping area to pretend to rope a steer, plus very friendly and helpful rangers. The small creek (or river?) that... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We enjoy the tour and scenery every year. There are always moose to see and LOTS of elk bugeling. There's a campground nearby that is awesome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Lots to learn and see. Kids can touch and enjoy time romping in this area . Late afternoon will see animals. Rangers tell great stories and history worth the stop.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Like you've walked into a western movie in the mountains. A neat little not-secret valley in RMNP

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Beautiful place to hike and just listen to the peace.

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Colorado
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Look for the Holzworth Historic Site when visiting Rocky Mountain National Park - the "Never Sumer Ranch" moniker was a 1960's era dude ranch on the site - but let the NPS staff fill you in on the true historical nature of the place. In the Kawuneeche Valley on the west side of RMNP.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 December 2007

Since the Never Summer Ranch is no longer in existence, I am assuming this is in regards to the Holzwarth Historic Site. This site was built in the 1920s by a rancher. The area experienced a population boom when prospects of wealth in the mountains nearby was announced. However, little materialized, and the site was left utterly deserted. The Never... More 

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