ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS

REMOTE BUT ACCESSIBLE LOCATION IN GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO

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Try something you've never done before ... a dog sled ride?
Or how about a winter activity and fly fish, all in the same day?

NEW!!! > Experience the local Kokanee spawning !

Bring your hiking boots, snow shoes, cross country skis, bikes, and horses
to enjoy over 5 miles of trails on property plus endless trails on the adjacent government land.
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Bring your boat and pole -- Williams Fork Reservoir is only 3 miles away.

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Bring your snowmobiles, ATV's, dirt bikes, and Jeeps.
ATVing in Colorado

We will provide maps and suggested places to rent or be guided.
snowmobiling in Colorado

Trails are everywhere ... all within 10 miles.
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ASPEN COLOR SEEKERS
The aspen tree family off the decks are some of the best in the area. We can also steer you in the right direction for a glorious drive to view more.


ASTRONOMERS
NO LIGHT POLLUTION! You can actually see the galaxy without a telescope but we furnish one in your suite, anyway.


ATVs
Many of our guests enjoy renting ATV's and having us lead them on various skilled trails.


BOATERS & FISHERMEN
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Colorado has a year-round open season for trout. The Williams Fork Reservoir is mentioned in popular fishing and hunting magazines quite often as a first class lake to catch lunkers all year long. The pike, mac's, and trout are LARGE and abundant. Ice fishing tournaments are held here and on the other 6 lakes in the area -- all within 30 miles: Green Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake, Lake Granby Reservoir, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Wolford Reservoir, and Willow Creek Reservoir. Less than 10 miles away, the Williams Fork River is historically popular for fly fishing. The Colorado River and the Blue River are "Gold Medal Waters" -- a 10 to 25 mile drive.
> The Colorado River and the Blue River deserve their designation as Gold Medal Waters, with magnificent trout fishing, and good footing makes wading easy. Average is 16-20 inches but plenty of bigger fish are available, too! Some getting to 28-33 inches! Late May try caddis and stoneflies. By June, pale morning dun's, blue wing olives, rusty spinners, green drakes. From late June to early July the salmonflies emerge, and in August beetles and hoppers make their way to the water.
> Want a really unique experience? Every fall the Colorado Department of Wildlife will round up the kokonee salmon to "milk" eggs and then give the fish away to anyone who shows up carrying a current fishing license. It is quite an experience to witness or, better yet, to participate in the round-up. They are always looking for help.


WILLIAMS FORK RESERVOIR
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Completed in 1959, Williams Fork Dam & Power sends water and electricity to the Western slope when Denver diverts water to the city from elsewhere. Standing 217 feet above the Williams Fork River steambed, the dam backs up a reservoir of nearly 97,000 acre feet of water, and the power plant contains a 3,158-kilovolt generator.
> Just 4 miles from our lodging, Williams Fork Reservoir has a surface area of 1,860 acres of water and a shoreline of 15.8 miles. Open year round, with two boat ramps, ice fishing, and sail boarding with full suits. Snagging kokanee salmon starts September 1, ends December 1.
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The last two Colorado state records for northern pike were caught at Williams Fork Reservoir!


GOLF


HIKING
Enjoy over 5 miles of trails on property plus endless trails on the adjacent government land.


HORSE-BACK RIDING
We just put in a brand new horse corral!
30' x 50' 3-strand, barbless corral with water available. Bring your own horses or rent locally. Trailer-friendly parking. Supply your own feed and tack.


HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDES


HUNTERS
You will be pleased with the elk and deer herds in the area. There are sage grouse, turkeys, snow shoe hare, and prong horn in the area, too. We are in Unit 28 and have ingress to the government land that is walking distance from your luxury suite. A customized stay may include a hot meal in the evening or a lunch for the field.


ICE SKATING


KAYAKING


RAFTING TRIPS


ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK -- WILDFLOWERS!
Less than one hour away, west entrance at Grand Lake. Open typically end of May through mid-October.


ROMANTIC GETAWAY
What a great place to propose, get married, or honeymoon. We can arrange for a massage therapist to come to you or, the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort is less than 20 miles away. How about a romantic meal? We can serve you in your suite or prepare a picnic to take with you on the trail.


SKIERS
One hour to WInter Park/Mary Jane, Sol Vista Ski Basin, Steamboat Springs, and Breckenridge/Summit County ski areas. Cross country or snow shoe from your door -- our 5+ miles of trail offers all levels of difficulty.


SNOWMOBILING
We will provide maps and suggested places to rent or be guided. Trails are everywhere ... all within 10 miles.

CHRISTMAS
It's always a white Christmas here!

TUBING


WILDLIFE VIEWERS
Sit on the ample deck and wach the hawks play in the summer, along with the occasional bear and fox families. In the fall, the elk and deer rut and can sometimes be seen and heard bugling.

WIND SURFING



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REMOTE BUT ACCESSIBLE LOCATION IN GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO

NEW CONSTRUCTION * HOT TUB * PET FRIENDLY * TRAILER-FRIENDLY PARKING
* SPECIAL WEEKLY RATES * REPEATS 10 PERCENT OFF
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Greg and Dale Bayda
Williams Fork Lodging
Near Parshall, Colorado USA 80468

(970) 725-3336

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