Where to stay?

Mmmmm...

If you're camping, Stacey suggests Pear with Chocolate for a quick snack. Mmmmmm.

Super Cheap (ie outdoors):

Campgrounds in Arapaho National Forest:
Idlewild is the closest, but there is traffic noise
St. Louis Creek is in Fraser (probably the closest to Wild Horse and is popular with mountain bikers)
South Fork and Sugarloaf sound the nicest and are in Hot Sulphur Springs.
The official Forest Service site is lacking, but here's a list of campgrounds from outside the FS site.

Affordable lodging:

The Rocky Mountain Inn and Hostel: Private or dorm-style rooms, in Winter Park, 10 minutes from Wild Horse. (ranked #1 on trip advisor)

Riverside Hotel: Funky, in a western-hotel-opened-by-Harvey-Keitel kind of way. Guest-house style rooms, about 30 minutes away from Wild Horse. On the plus side, it's the closest hotel to the hot springs! One thing to know about the Riverside is that it doesn't take credit cards... checks only.

Thee olde west, at sunset

Facade of the Riverside Hotel... walking distance to the hot springs.

  • Riverside Hotel is located at:
  • 509 Grand Ave
  • Hot Sulphur Spgs, CO 80451
  • (970) 725-3589

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA: Lodge rooms, or cabins. About 20 minutes away from Wild Horse.

Nice, fancy lodging:

The Snowberry: Chris' (of the Wild Horse Inn) other place

Devil's Thumb Ranch: rustic cabins avail for $170-200/ nite or super fancy cabins (no lodge rooms until 2007)

General lodging information:

Grand County lodging directory