Sweetwater Lake Resort and AJ Brink Outfitters



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Horseback riding group crossing a creek from Sweetwater Lake Resort in Sweetwater, Colorado
All Horseback Rides Depart From and Return to the barn at Sweetwater Lake Resort
Two horseback riders from Sweetwater Lake Resort over looking White River in Colorado
Our Trail Rides are Custom Trips into Flat Tops Wilderness Area -- Including a Cave Ride

GO WESTERN! At Sweetwater Lake Resort

Vacation on the edge of the Flat Tops Wilderness in the grandeur of the White River National Forest. Sweetwater Lake Resort is surrounded by an unforgettable panorama of nature from mountain tops to streams rushing through meadows.


Motel Rooms
Horse Pens
Horseback Trips
Pony Rides
Fishing & Hunting Excursions
Diamond Jack's Western Restaurant
Weddings and Receptions

Aerial View of Sweetwater Lake Resort near Glenwood Springs Colorado
lay and Stay in the Grandeur of White River National Forest -- Fishing Lake and Streams
Colorado Ranch, Horserides, Sweetwater, Vail, Glenwood Springs
Wilderness Pack Trips, Multi-Day Hunting Trips and Daily Winter Horse Rides

WESTERN CABINS: Choose between 2 and 3-bedroom cabins with fully equipped kitchens, showers and linens provided. Some of the 7 cabins are on the lake and have fireplaces and decks. One cabin has a woodstove.

MOTEL ROOMS: Each unit includes a bedroom, bathrooms with showers, deck and tables on front porch.

CAMPSITES: 20 primitive tent and RV camp sites have no hookups. Six of the RV sites are 45 feet and have room for slide-outs.

SWEETWATER LAKE RESORT BOASTS: Rainbow and German Brown Trout, along with Kokanee Salmon fishing should be enjoyed both at the lake and the areas nearby streams.

AVAILABLE ON-SITE: Rowboat and canoe rentals, a barbecue picnic area, volleyball court, and horseshoe area. There's even a wilderness cooking and packing school here! Numerous trails begin at the resort, including mountain bike, cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails. Tour the historic Ute Indian cave on our property and view the pictographs.

NEARBY ACTIVITIES: A museum, golf course, whitewater rafting tours, and snowmobile trails.

A.J. BRINK OUTFITTERS: Is based out of the resort and offers horseback rides, wilderness pack trips, and winter rides. Exceptional, custom Flat Tops Wilderness horseback rides and pack trips (add wine, cheese, gourmet mountain fruit picnic or a brown bag lunch to your trail ride). This is also a great area for big game hunting.

DIAMOND JACK'S WESTERN RESTAURANT: Is on the Lake our deck overlooks the Lake and in summer the hummingbirds sing as you dine. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Our menu features buffalo burgers and steaks locally raise. Be sure to save room for Lilia's homemade pie!

PETS ARE PERMITTED: Both in the cabins and at the campsites. Guests may also bring their own horse.

WEDDING AND ACTIVITY PLANNING: Our services are available, let us help you create a Colorado mountain destination wedding.

Permitted by the US Forest Service Bureau of Land Management.

Sweetwater Lake Resort & AJ Brink Outfitters Location

DIRECTIONS: Between Glenwood Springs and Vail. From I-70 take Dotsero exit 133 for 7 miles to Anderson's Camp. Turn west and follow Sweetwater Creek 10 miles. 3406 Sweetwater Road, Sweetwater CO 81637.

For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: 970-524-7344.



  • Lodging Open Dates: All Year


  • Nightly Lodging Rates On-Season: Range from $65 to $220
  • Weekly Lodging Rates On-Season: Range from $455 to $1540
  • Monthly Rates Available: Yes, call for details.
  • Off-season rates available, call for information.
  • Multi-Night Stay Required: During holidays and special events, please call for details.


  • Cabins/Cottages with Cooking Facilities: 6
  • Vacation Homes or Guest Houses: 1
  • Motel/Hotel Rooms without Cooking Facilities: 4
  • Units with King Beds: Some units.
  • Units with Queen Beds: Some units.
  • Units with Wood Fireplaces: 4
  • Additional Amenities (ask about availability): Coffee Maker with coffee. Fishing Equipment.


  • Internet Access in Units: All units.
  • Internet Access at No Additional Fee: Through High-Speed wired.


  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Seniors. Groups. Firefighters and Police Officers. Military Personnel.


  • Camping Open Dates: All Year


  • Tent Camping Rates: Range from $12 to $15 a night for two people.
  • RV Camping Rates: Range from $15 to $25 a night for two people.
  • Additional Person Rate: Adult: $0. Kids: $0.
  • Weekly RV Camping Rates On-Season: $84.00 for two people.


  • RV Sites: 5
  • Tent Sites: 15
  • Separate Tenting Area: Yes
  • Total Sites: 20
  • Electric & Water Hookups: 1 sites with electric and water only.
  • Long RV Sites 45+ Feet: 2 RV sites are 45 feet or longer.
  • RV Sites Wide Enough for Slideout(s): 3
  • Hot Showers in Winter: Yes


  • Elevation: 7700 feet above sea level.
  • Region: Glenwood Springs - Northwest, Colorado
  • Region: Sweetwater - Northwest, Colorado
  • Region: Vail Area - Northwest, Colorado
  • Map Location: Property Location Map
  • Location: Away from Town, but close to a community convenience store and restaurant.
  • Setting: Mountain views. Waterfront setting beside a lake, reservoir or pond. Adjoins public lands. Country feel. Forested.
  • OPEN Campfires (individual use): Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • BBQ Grills (individual use): Yes
  • Restaurant: On site.
  • Meals Regularly Served: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • On-Property in Central Area for Guests to Use: Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and serving utensils. Wood Stove. Fishing Equipment. Central Area for OPEN Campfires. (If no local fire bans are active.) Central Picnic Area with BBQ Grills. Laundry Area (washers and dryers).
  • Overnight Pack Trip: On site.
  • Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card.


  • Pets in Lodging: All Pets are allowed in private rental units.
  • Pets at Campground & RV Park: Pets are allowed at campsites for no additional cost. Well-behaved dogs or cats are allowed on a leash outdoors while their owners are on-site.
  • Vet Services: 30 minutes drive.


  • Guest's Horses Welcome (call for availability): You may bring your horse for an additional fee or deposit.
  • Individual Horse Run/Pen: Available for an additional fee or deposit.
  • Horse Trailer Parking: On site.
  • Grain/Hay: Available for an additional fee or deposit.
  • Horse Trails: Trails start on site.


  • Phone: Public payphones.
  • Television: Available.
  • VCR: Available.
  • DVD Player: Available.


  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
  • Central Area for OPEN Campfires: Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • Central Picnic Area with BBQ Grills: Yes
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 50
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 25
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 150
  • Maximum # of Lodging Guests with a Group: 50
  • Maximum # of Camping Sites with a Group: 20
  • Your Host will Cater or Arrange Meals with Advance Arrangements: Yes
  • Your Host will Provide Wedding Planning Help: Yes



    • National Forests & BLM Lands: Walking distance.
    • Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: 5 minutes drive.
    • Indian Ruins - Archeological Site: 15 minutes drive.
    • Designated Hiking Trails: Trails start on site.
    • Restaurant(s): On site.


    • Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: On site.
    • Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: On site.
    • Guided Fishing Trips (Licensed): Lake Fishing.
    • Fishing Tackle Sold: On site.
    • Boat Rentals: Canoe, Raft, Row, Paddle &/or Motor: On site.
    • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: 40 minutes drive.
    • Kayaking Rentals: 40 minutes drive.
    • Horseback Trail Rides (Guided): On site.
    • Horse Rides with a Wrangler (Open Range): On site.
    • Horse Riding Lessons: On site.
    • Jeep Trails: 15 minute drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Trails: 15 minute drive.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Tours: 25 minute drive.
    • Cave Tours: On site.
    • Mountain Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
    • Waterfall Trails: 30 minutes drive to trailhead.


    • Hunting in Area: On site.
    • Guided Hunts: Yes.
    • Drop Camps: Yes.
    • Private Land Unguided Hunting On-Site: Yes.
    • Rifle Hunting Season: Yes.
    • Archery Hunting Season: Yes.
    • Muzzle Loading Hunting Season: Yes.
    • Deer Hunting: Yes.
    • Elk Hunting: Yes.
    • Bear Hunting: Yes.
    • Bighorn Sheep Hunting: Yes.
    • Moose Hunting: Yes.
    • Antelope Hunting: Yes.
    • Colorado Hunting Units/Areas: 6, 7, 8, 25,


    • Downhill/Snowboarding Ski Area: 45 minutes drive.
    • Cross Country Skiing Trails: Trails start on site.
    • Snowshoe Trails: Trails on site.
    • Ice Fishing: On site.
    • Snowmobile Trails: 30 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Snowmobile Tours: 25 minutes drive.
    • Snowmobile Sales & Services: 30 minutes drive.
    • Ice Skating (outdoor) Skates Available: On site.

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