Vickers Ranch Social Activities

Join Us for Some Good Old Family Fun

Vickers Ranch has been a family-run operation for nearly 100 years. Since many guests have been coming for generations, today we consider all who visit part of the family. Join the Vickers, friends and fellow guests for some good old fashioned western style family fun!

Bring your own steaks with a side dish to share and head up to Gold Hill on Wednesay evening for an open fire cookout. Enjoy your meal with family and friends overlooking Lake San Cristobal with spectacular views of of the San Juan mountain range. Concerned about the rough road? Rent a Jeep!

Come to the rec hall on Friday night to enjoy free charbroiled burgers with all the fixins courtesy of the Vickers on Guest Appreciation night. Sing along to Amazing Grace then get to know the family and learn some history about the ranch where friends have been gathering every summer for years.

Get to know what makes Vickers Ranch such a special place ... the people! Leave your worries behind and join us for good food and fun with the family. All you have to bring is your smile, and something to drink. It just don't get no better than this. Call (970) 944-2249 or email us to reserve your cabin today.

Explore the Hstory of Lake City

Lake City serves as the commercial and cultural center of Hinsdale County, Colorado. Founded in the Late 1800s, just prior to the homesteading of Vickers Ranch, Lake City is your gateway to outdoor activities galore. Ninety six percent of the county's more than 1,000 square miles is public land, with easy access to five of Colorado's fourteeners, two national byways and four wilderness areas.

Take a nature hike with friends along numerous mountain streams or head to town with the family for a walking tour of historic Lake City, all just minutes away. Catch some musical entertainment with local talent at the coffee shop or big name acts like Michael Martin Murphy or Asleep At The Wheel on the intimate stage nestled against the mountain behind the Sportsmans BBQ and Backyard.

Just up the road from Vickers Ranch, you will find the infamous Alferd Packer Masacre site, or you can head downtown for dinner at the Cannibal Grill, a restaurant that honors his legacy. Enjoy breathtaking views of Uncompahgre Peak from nearby Windy Point, hike along Henson Creek or fish the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River or spend your day on Lake San Cristobal.

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Make Vickers Ranch your home base while exploring the San Juan mountains. Call (970) 944-2249 or email us today to book your stay.

  • Uncompahgre Peak View from Windy Point
  • Lake City Cannibal Grill Honors Alferd Packer
  • Asleep At The Wheel Performs at Lake City Garage BBQ
  • Lake City Garage BBQ