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A Colorado Family Reunion Destination
Harmel’s Ranch Resort
Category: At the Ranch

Harmel's Ranch Resort is a family reunion paradise!  Our destination location in the gorgeous Taylor River Canyon sure is tough to beat.  We offer a myriad of activities from mild to wild so the entire family has an experience they'll never forget!

Looking for a family reunion destination in Colorado that will thrill every member of the family? Look no further than Harmel’s Ranch Resort.

Harmel’s is a hidden gem, located just north of Gunnison and south of historic Crested Butte, Colorado. Our location, nestled in a gorgeous valley high in the mountains, gives us the advantage of having the best summertime weather imaginable with the norm being warm and sunny during the day and clear and cool in the evening.

We offer a fun, exciting and adventurous dude ranch experience in the Colorado Rockies that family members will love. Situated in pristine Taylor River Canyon at the confluence of three rivers surrounded by 1.6 million acres of the magnificent Gunnison National Forest; Harmel's offers an  abundance of activities, from mild to wild.

Your adventurous family members can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Taylor River, world-class gold medal quality fly-fishing, horseback riding, fantastic hiking, rock climbing and more. Other family members may enjoy more relaxing activities, like lounging at the outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, getting a massage right here at the ranch, or simply reading a book while over-looking the Taylor River and the magnificent Rocky Mountains. The whole family will enjoy western gourmet meals and our special barbecues, hayrides and non-stop gorgeous scenery. Harmel’s is also able to create special meals and dining activities (like fish fry, steak fry and barbecue meals) for family reunion groups upon request.

The area around the resort is loaded with other fantastic things for your family reunion members to see and do including:

  • Horseback Riding - Our wranglers, including Foreman Bode “Doc” McKee, are proud to present the finest Western Saddle horses in the U.S.A. Trips are available for individuals and groups at all skill levels — beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.
  • Historic Gunnison - Shopping, dining, the Pioneer Museum, and so much more ... it’s all waiting for you in Gunnison.
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison - Deeper and narrower than the Grand Canyon, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is Colorado scenery at its best. Take the Morrow Point Boat ride into the canyon for a truly spectacular ride.
  • Historic Crested Butte - Shopping, dining, the Wildflower Festival, and more await you in Crested Butte. Take the lift to the top of the ski area and hike to the top of Mt. Crested Butte.  Zip line tours are also available on the mountain!
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir - For boating and water sports of all types, Blue Mesa Reservoir offers it all, including trophy pike and lake trout!
  • Tincup Cemetery - Divided into 4 sections — Protestant Knoll, Catholic Knoll, Jewish Knoll and Boot Hill Knoll  — Tin Cup Cemetery is a fascinating stroll. Read markers like “Black” Jack Cameron, whose grave is in the Boot Hill section. It reads “He drew 5 Aces.”

For a Colorado family reunion destination that can’t be beat, take a look at Harmel’s Ranch Resort. We’ll make sure very member of the family enjoys the stay.

Posted by Amie A. on 07/04/2014