Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to usher-in fall with a getaway to Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Special festivities include a cocktail mixology class and live music, pool party, lawn games, and movie under the stars before Sunday’s First Annual 5K Thumb Run/Walk (featuring beginner and intermediate terrain) and Yoga.

Easy to reach, just ten minutes west of the town of Winter Park, Devil’s Thumb Ranch gives guests access to 6,000 acres of privately owned wilderness and 35 miles of trails where they can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding as well as onsite and private water access fly-fishing, ziplining, navigating an adventure course, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), SUP yoga, and studio yoga.

Labor Day weekend activities:

Friday, August 30

7 pm | Red, White, and Blue Cocktail Mixology Class

Guests will learn how to make the basics of cocktail creation in this fun and social setting. Three drinks included in the event, followed by live music and S’mores on Heck’s patio. $30 for à la carte lodging guests and day visitors; included for Ranch Relax & Play guests

Saturday, August 31 (lodging guests only)

1-4 pm | Pool Party with Live Music – Hunker Down at Rachel’s Pool. Also includes rancher’s horse demonstration at 1pm and lawn games.  8 pm | Movie Under the Stars: Dumbo

Sunday, September 1

7 am | Packet Pickup, Check-in and Day-of registration at Broad Axe Barn for the inaugural 5K Thumb Run/Walk and Yoga. The inaugural 5K running race and walk, benefitting Headwaters Trail Alliance (HTA), takes participants on a scenic dirt paved journey, starting from the base area at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa on a gentle rolling course with moderate elevation gain. All ability levels and walkers welcome!  Please, leave your pets at home. 

Register online at or in-person at Zach’s Mercantile.

8:30 am | 5K Timed Run/Walk commences

10 am | Awards Ceremony – top three overall finishers.

Water and Gatorade will be provided on course and post-race. Fruit will be provided post-race, courtesy of Fireside Market & Eatery. Includes race, event t-shirt, swag bag and entry into drawing for prizes

10:15 am | Yoga on the lawn – please bring own yoga mat

Cost | $25 overnight guests | $35 day guests

To view upcoming events and class schedules, visit

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Package options

Guests also have the opportunity to book the Ranch’s special Relax & Play Getaway package for The Colorado Experience that includes luxury accommodations, three meals per day, daily recreation options, and trail fees. Off-site, guided, and private water fishing are also available for an additional cost, which can be added to the overall price at time of booking. Other à la carte package options are also available, visit or call (970) 726-5632.