Fall in the Rockies

The Lodge at Spruce Creek

The Lodge at Spruce Creek Western Colorado All Inclusive Business Retreat Bed and BreakfastOne of the most beautiful times at The Lodge at Spruce Creek in Rifle, Colorado, is when the fall foliage explodes into a multitude of colors.  The days are cooler but the long Indian summer still is a common occurrence here.  The days are truly pleasant after making it through the summer and the fall evenings are cool and brisk.  Fall is the only time when you can hear the Bull Elk bugle in the distance as they go into the rutting season (and sometimes if you are lucky you can even hear them without leaving the patio!)  It is also the prime time to pick several different varieties of organic apples, pears, plums and apricots in the orchard that the original homesteaders planted in the early 1900’s.  The Black Angus cows and calves are still grazing on the hillsides getting their last bit of fall pasture before a heavy snowfall will cover the ground, starting the winter feeding season. With out a doubt the fall is truly one of the most beautiful times of the year as the oaks, aspens, and fruit trees change their color hues daily until their leaves finally “fall”.

Some of the included activities during the summer time (weather pending) include:


  • Riding ATV’s on the 160 acre ranch (helmets included)
  • ATV excursion on the Spruce Creek Gulch property of 360 acres (for the more advanced riders) includes lunch and hiking/walking trails.
  • Wildlife viewing (a chance to see Elk, deer, coyotes, wild turkeys, etc.)
  • Sophisticated camping (sleep outside in the great Colorado outdoors …but don’t really “rough it”)
  • S’mores campfire kits
  • Chuck wagon BBQ’s
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Hiking and Walking Trails

Other local “off campus” activities that we can arrange and drive you to  (*additional booking charges and ticket costs required) include:

  • World Famous Glenwood Springs Hotsprings and Spa
  • Vapor Caves and Spa
  • Glenwood Springs Adventure Park
  • Hang gliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Rodeos (schedule pending)
  • Golfing (Vail, Aspen, Glenwood, Rifle, Battlement Mesa)
  • Guided Fishing Trips on the Roaring Fork, Eagle, Frying Pan and Colorado Rivers (Gold Medal Waters)
  • Jeep and ATV tours
  • Shopping (Vail, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction)
  • River Float Fishing Tours
  • Sheepdog Trials
  • Bowling