Peaceful Valley is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, off the Peak to Peak Highway, one of the most scenic roads you'll find anywhere.
Long Lake is in easily accessible, amazingly beautiful part of the Indian Peaks Recreation Area. It is a low intensity hike, great for children and adults alike. The wildflowers are some Colorado's best. The hike around the lake takes less than an hour and a half, with places to sit and enjoy the alpine setting. There are usually families of ducks swimming and playing in the lake and birds and squirrels chattering and frolicking in the trees.
Want to get to timberline, where trees are replaced by low brush and the air is thin? This hike will take you to a high mountain lake that is fed by the snows of Isabelle Glacier. Teeming with rainbow trout, Lake Isabelle has a shoreline that invites a fun and relaxing time of fishing. The trail is a bit more rocky and uneven than Long Lake’s, but the scenery is worth every step.
There is so much to do here!
Here are just a few of the hikes available at Peaceful Valley:
Note: Some of the following hikes are inaccessible at times due to weather. Call for details.
Interested in exploring the local hiking trails but not quite sure where to go? Peaceful Valley staff members are available to guide hikes including interesting information about the area and local wildlife, along the way.
We have taken folks of all ages on this moderate hike. Once on top, you will experience one of the most amazing views of the Colorado Rockies. Families have the opportunity to take pictures that are worthy of a Christmas card.
This hike leaves directly from the main lodge. Families climb their way up the ridge overlooking Peaceful Valley to a large rock outcropping. Once on the top, the views of the entire ranch are unbeatable. Children have fun trying to find their cabin in the valley below.
Peaceful Valley Chapel
This short and easy hike is ideal for all hikers. Leaving from the lodge it is no more than 20 minutes to the chapel (this includes resting!). Following the path the horses use to get up and down the mountain to and from the corral and the upper pasture, hikers walk along a pine tree and aspen lined trail. Once at the top you have the opportunity to explore the chapel and its breathtaking views. Don’t forget the hike down! The views of the divide peek through the trees and really make you appreciate the beautiful world around you.