The A/U Ranches, located in Buena Vista, Colorado, is fully accredited by the ACA (American Camp Association). Our 1,100 acre property is situated in the upper Arkansas River Valley, a gem in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. To the west rise the magnificent, 14,000-foot collegiate peaks, framing the sky with their angular ridges that remain snow-capped from late October until mid-June. To the east lies the more modest Mosquito Mountain range, rising out of the Arkansas River to separate this valley from South Park. South of us in the far distance, one can make out the rugged peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Nestled in this stunning landscape, the A/U Ranches property is well-equipped with accommodations, dining facilities and recreational resources while remaining connected to nature.

Amenities & Guest Accommodations

  • 12 cabins
  • 4 lodges (dining and meeting areas)
  • 70+ horses on property
  • 2 corrals
  • 2 lakes
  • Junior-Olympic pool
  • Upper and lower ropes courses
  • Sports field
  • Indoor rock gym
  • Outdoor rock tower
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Mountain bike training course
  • Archery range
  • Riflery range
  • Canoes, kayaks and rafts

Video Tour

Deluxe Rooms & Apartments


Lodges & Meeting Facilities

Recreational Resources

Related Information:

A/U Ranches – Sky Valley Ranch Map
A/U Ranches – Round-Up Ranch Map
A/U Ranches – Property Map

Contact Us

If you have questions about our Facilities, or are interested in renting them during our off season, feel free to contact us. 888.416.7348   Email