0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190, Avon, Colorado 81620 USA
Phone:  +1 (970) 748-6200   •  Map & Directions

Family & Naturalist Activities

Our Beaver Creek family resort offers limitless activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Among the breathtaking mountain landscape, parents and children are invited to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, ATV tours, off-road Jeep tours, rodeos, target shooting, hot air ballooning, tennis and golf during summer, while winter brings alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, tubing, ice-skating and CAT tours to our Colorado family hotel.

During warmer months, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers a variety of family activities on and around Beaver Creek Mountain, including:

  • An outside family area offering nostalgic yard games for all ages to enjoy 
  • An on-property Game Room for children 
  • Our year-round heated pool is a refreshing, fun-filled destination during summer and winter months 
  • The Bachelor Gulch Spa offers guided family hikes on trails with majestic views into the surrounding White River National Forest.

Naturalist Program

Guided by our expert Resident Naturalist, Ranger Jackie, our Resort Naturalist Program gives every guest the opportunity to learn about and explore the breathtaking scenery that surrounds our resort. From the sweet scent of wildflowers, to the trickle of mountain streams and panoramic alpine vistas, the natural wonders around every turn are sure to delight the senses!

Daily Guided Snowshoe Tour
Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this beautiful mountain landscape on a moderately strenuous snowshoe hike. This tour will invigorate your body, refresh your senses, soothe your soul and stimulate your mind and we explore and learn about this amazing ecosystem.

Every day of the winter season from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. $35 per person includes snowshoe rental and tour. Meet your guide at 10:15 a.m. in the fitness center located on the 4th floor of the resort.

Stargazing Snowshoe Tour
You will experience the night sky like never before on this unique snowshoe tour. Walking beneath the glow of the Milky Way, our Naturalist will point out constellations and share ancient legends of the cosmos.

Thursday nights from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. $35 per person includes snowshoe rental and tour. Meet your guide at 5:45pm in the fitness center located on the 4th floor of the resort.

Private Snowshoe Excursion
Embark on the ultimate winter adventure with this private snowshoe hike adapted perfectly to your fitness level, schedule and interests. Along the way, learn about this fascinating ecosystem or simply enjoy the quiet tranquility of the alpine forest. Upon return to hotel, enjoy a rejuvenating session at the spa’s oxygen bar.

This two hour experience is $200 for up to 4 guests and $35 for each additional guest.

Family Snowshoe Adventure
The whole family will fall in love with snowshoeing on this playful, interactive introduction to the sport! After learning how to get around on top of the snow, we will travel through the forest on a search for animal tracks and signs, snap some amazing vacation photos, and end the adventure by building a snowman.

This two hour experience is $200 for up to 4 guests and $35 for each additional guest.

Private Stargazing Snowshoe
Nothing is more magical than venturing out on snowshoes to gaze up at the vibrant winter constellations and glowing Milky Way galaxy. On crisp clear evenings as well as snowy nights, there is a world of nocturnal beauty waiting to reveal itself to you. End the evening by relaxing in the Great Room with a warm cocktail included in the experience.

This one hour experience is $160 for up to 4 guests and $35 for each additional guest. Twilight tours are typically booked from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

*Reservations required for all snowshoe tours.

*Please contact Ranger Jackie directly at or contact the spa at (970) 343-1138 for detailed information including dates and times of scheduled activities.

*Well-mannered pets are welcome to join all events.

*Hikes may be cancelled on short notice due to dangerous conditions; cancellation is at the Naturalist’s discretion.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is considered one of the preeminent Beaver Creek family resorts, and we know ‘Fido’ is a very important family member.

Every four-legged visitor to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is welcome to “Bachelor’s Pack”– led by the resort’s resident St. Bernard “Bachelor” and resident Bernese Mountain Dog “Belle”– with a host of enhanced canine-friendly services and amenities, including:

  • Premium amenities for guest use during stay, including premium dog bowls and overstuffed beds 
  • Bachelor’s V.I.P. Pack, containing treats, toys and a dog-friendly area handbook and guide 
  • "Pampered Pup" in-room doggie massage, presented by The Bachelor Gulch Spa 
  • All-natural pet food and treats available for in-room orders 

The resort’s Concierge, reachable at (970) 343-1066, is available to answer any questions and will happily assist with arranging any of the wide range of family and dog-friendly activities available in Beaver Creek and surrounding areas