RECREATION

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Indoor Entertainment:

For rainy days or cabin life we have a beautiful sitting room with a usable stone fireplace and hundreds of books.  There is also a game room stocked with a mind-boggling number of puzzles, games, and–of course–Lincoln logs.

Outdoor Recreation:

We have a pavilion with picnic tables for outdoor eating and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows.  There are horseshoe pits, a ping-pong table and 155 acres for hiking and watching wildlife.  We have a small pond stocked with rainbow trout that you are welcome to fry up for dinner if you can catch them (limit two/day).

Things to do on site:

Hiking, biking or horseback riding in any direction will provide unparalleled views of wild flowers, animals, and incredible vistas.  There are many ATV and motor vehicle trails that wind through Gunnison National Forest.

Black Mesa Lodge:

(Also known as McLeod’s and Homestead Ranch)  is a mountain lodge with a bar and restaurant 4 miles from XF.  They provide lodging and tours of their 2600 acre elk ranch where you are likely to see the biggest elk in the United States.  Contact them at www.blackmesalodge.com and www.homesteadranch.com .

Hiking:

Hermit Rest, Crystal Creek Trail, Bald Mtn., and the West Elks Wilderness Area.

Fishing:

Curecanti Creek provides excellent mountain stream fishing.

Black Canyon Tour Boat:

Tour the Black Canyon reservoir by making a reservation with the Curecanti National Recreation Area.  970-641-2337

Horse Riding:

X Lazy F does NOT offer a horseback riding service.  The closest facility for that is:

Ferro’s Blue Mesa Ranch and Guide Service at www.ferrosbluemesa.com or tele. # (970) 641-4671