Valley Ranch celebrates the heritage of the American old west
and magic of the Christmas spirit in the heart of the Colorado Rocky
Mountains. Home to Red Tail's Old West Burro Farm & Petting Zoo
as well as Santa's Southern Reindeer Ranch, critters and
characters alike enjoy the rustic lifestyle at 8,000 feet above
sea level in historic Clear Creek County. Whether you are interested
in the adventure and legacy of Colorado's wilderness, looking for
good old fashioned family entertainment, or interested in educational
tales about the early history of Rocky Mountain pioneers, Laughing
Valley Ranch offers a fun and memorable experience for young and
Our herds of many domesticated and exotic animal
companions are available for unique interactive opportunities with
an emphasis on education and enjoyment.
Laughing Valley Ranch's inspiring character presentations
have entertained and enlightened Colorado natives and visitors for
two over decades. Our cast includes the authentic storytelling of
Red Tail - The Colorado Mountain Man, the historic mining
experience of an 1890's Prospector and Colorado's most
popular Santa Claus visits.
Laughing Valley participates in many community and private events
including festivals, holiday pageants, corporate team building and
Colorado's only indigenous sport - Pack Burro Racing.
With our team of trained pack burros and expert regional
knowledge, we are a professional outfitter for hiking the beautiful
Colorado back country. Our pack animals are also available
for rent to hunting parties venturing deep into the Rocky Mountain
Located only 30 minutes west of Denver; Laughing Valley Ranch serves the metro
Front Range as well as mountain resort communities.