"THE BEST OF COLORADO" voted Latigo as "Colorado's Best Dude Ranch"
STAFF: Scarcely a week goes by that our guests don't ask where and how we get such amazing young people for staff. They are genuinely polite, serving, trustworthy and just plain fun to be around. Kids and adults alike fall in love with them.
VIEWS: The views leave indelible impressions. You'll gaze in awe at some of Colorado's most spectacular scenery. Drink in those views and inhale the crisp mountain air. From the front porch of our historic log lodge, you have a panoramic view of 100 miles of the Continental Divide. Even other dude ranchers have told us we don't talk enough about our views.
SOLACE: You'll enjoy the quiet and seclusion of a place that is also readily accessible. Find a slower pace in a hectic world. You'll spend a week without cars or the sound of traffic. Where some ranches are just off the highway, the paved road is 6 miles from Latigo, and our nearest neighbor is over 5 miles away.
FLEXIBILITY: Choices abound! Whether in riding, dining or playing, you get lots of choices.
HORSES: You'll find out why the riding program is so highly acclaimed by our guests. The new things you learn and the bond you develop with your horse will be truly wonderful and gratifying. Nose-to-tail isn't everyone's idea of fun, so we give you the choice of walk-only rides, walk-trot, walk-trot-lope, family rides, all-day rides, packtrips, breakfast rides, photo rides, sunset rides, cattle work, or arena lessons.
KIDS: Your children will have a fabulous time riding, swimming, fishing, and playing with their new friends. Latigo is a family-oriented, kid-friendly place where you can be with them as much as you want, but don't have to watch over them every minute.
MEALS: You'll savor the quality and variety of food our guests rave about. Nouveau Ranch Cuisine: healthy, hearty, tasty, fresh, and wholesome. Check out the section on meals for details that will surprise you.
SOCIAL: You'll meet new folks who, like you, enjoy the adventure of life. Swap lots of good talk, stories, and laughter.
The owners and staff at Latigo want you to have the best vacation of your life and do everything we can to ensure that.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT LATIGO: If you are a savvy shopper who researches on-line, you will find www.talkofthetownnews.com/awards2011/9707249008, www.tripadvisor.com and others give us ratings that should remove any anxieties you might have about getting the best from Latigo.
We deliver! You'll enjoy!
Summer: Jun. 22, 2014 to Aug. 23, 2014
Fall: Aug. 24, 2014 to Sep. 20, 2014
Winter: Dec. 15, 2013 to Mar. 22, 2014
|Riding Dates:||Jun. 01, 2014 to Sep. 20, 2014|
|Minimum Age For Independent Riding:||6|
|Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:||0|
|Nearest Airport:||Denver, 2.75 hours
Yampa Valley - Hayden, 2 hours
When you visit Latigo, you'll stay in one of our ten comfortable log accommodations. We have three basic styles - larger families stay in 3-bedroom cabins, couples enjoy single-bedroom units, and families of three enjoy single-bedroom units with a fold-out couch in the separate sitting room.
Each of the three-bedroom units has a nostalgic wood-burning stove in their sitting room, and all single bedroom units have mood-creating fireplaces. All are well-appointed with comfortable furniture and tasteful original Western artwork.
We stock the refrigerators in every cabin daily with complimentary soft drinks, and also keep your container of homemade caramel corn topped off. For your convenience, coffee makers and hairdryers are in all units. The bathrooms are configured with a tub/shower combination. Master bedrooms have a queen-size bed, and other bedrooms have double or bunk beds. We clean your room daily, changing towels and linens according to your preference.
Every accommodation offers a private porch, private entrance and private bath. The chairs on your porch afford a location where you can read when not riding or just sit to soak in the Rocky Mountain beauty.
Horseback Trail Riding is, of course, the core activity at Latigo, and has long earned us a reputation for the quality of our horses, the variety of our rides and the professionalism of our instruction.
Related activities include: Cattle drive, gathering and cutting, Cattle Team Penning, Overnight Pack Trip, Cookouts/Steak fry, Breakfast Ride,Hay Ride, All Day Ride, Nature Walk/Lecture, Sunset Ride, Country Dance, Riding Instruction, Flyfishing Instruction, Children's Program, River Rafting, Teen and Children's Games, Cowboy Skills instruction in roping, whip-cracking and tomahawk throwing. Shooting sports including rifle range and clay pigeons. For more details, be sure to see www.LatigoTrails.com.
In the West, meals are much more than food. Meal times provide opportunities to deepen relationships with family and friends. You'll enjoy a wide variety of hearty, healthy foods prepared fresh for you daily. We can accommodate special diets like gluten-free, vegetarian, or others. Just talk with us about it. Starting with breakfast, and continuing through dinner, you will find choices that stagger you. Check out the Latigo website www.LatigoTrails.com for detailed menu offerings.
$2,995/ week, Discounts in early June, late August,and September.
(6-13) $2,260week (3-5)$1,760 /wk
|Service Charge/Tip Rate:||No tips or gratuities. Our rate is all-inclusive, so we do not encourage tipping.|
|Accepted Payment Methods:||Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard|
|Travel Agents Accepted:||Yes|
|Weekly Arrival Day:||6 Nights, Sun. - Sat.|
|Seven Night Week:||No|
|Six Night Week:||Yes|
|Children's Program Start/End Age:||3 - 18|
|Swimming:||Heated Outdoor Pool large enough for swimming laps|
|Additional Cattle Activities:||Fall Cattle Roundup, Sept. Adults' Week|
|Overnight Pack Trips:||Yes-No Charge|
|Fishing:||Stocked Pond, Streams, Beaver Ponds, Reservoirs, nearby Colorado River|
|River Rafting:||Yes-No Charge|
|Guided Hiking:||Yes-No Charge|
|Mountain Biking:||Varried Terrain, numerous old logging roads, trails: bring your own or rent locally.|
|Shooting Sports:||Yes-No Charge|
|Adult Only Weeks:||Yes|
|Liquor:||Wine and Beer|
|Massage Available on Ranch:||Yes-Charge|
|Laundry Facilities:||Yes-No Charge|
|Information Technology Facilities:||Wireless Internet Access|
You'll experience the warm hospitality and fun winter activities at Latigo Ranch that keep our guests coming back year after year, and for some, several times each winter.
The outdoor activities are as invigorating as the inside comforts are cozy. Experienced Colorado skiers know this is where you find some of Colorado's best snow conditions - for us, about 18 feet of it falls every year!
You will discover why Latigo Ranch guests who have skied all over the state, proclaim that Latigo Ranch offers some of the finest cross-country skiing available in Colorado. We machine groom 60 km of trail, covering varied terrain from flat beginning track to challenging advanced. All of our cross country ski track is groomed for both classic and skate skiing.
For backcountry or telemark aficionados, we are surrounded by over 200 square miles of deep powder in the National Forest. Click HERE to see our XC Trail map!
You will enjoy the quiet and seclusion of a place that is on a peninsula of private land nestled into the National Forest. Some Nordic centers are right off of the highway or in town where traffic noise is a distraction. We think it is worth the extra miles to enjoy a place where our nearest neighbor is over 5 miles away.
You will savor the quality and variety of food about which our guests rave. Nouveau Ranch Cuisine: healthy, hearty, tasty, fresh, and wholesome.
You will meet new folks who, like you, enjoy the adventure of life. Swap lots of good talk, stories, and laughter.
WINTER ACTIVITIES, AMENITIES & SERVICES- Groomed trails for Cross country skiing: Classic and skating, Sledding, Hot tub, Snowshoeing, Complete food service, Tubing, Pool table & Library.
Yes, we rent classic skis, boots and poles as well as snowshoes, or a pulk to pull that youngster behind you as you ski.
Yes, you can come for day skiing without staying overnight. Please call first to verify trail conditions.
Snowshoeing has become increasingly popular over the last few years and many of our guests enjoy it as much or more than the cross country skiing. Snowshoeing gives you the opportunity to get outside during the height of the snow season to see some spectacular new sites without the longer learning period associated with skiing. The trails are great for beginner and advanced snowshoeing enthusiasts.
To enhance your guest experience, skiing and other recreational activities are often conducted on part of thousands of acres under special use permit to Latigo in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.
We are proud members of the Colorado Cross Country Ski Association and the Cross Country Ski Areas of America.
|Winter Season:||Mid-December through Late March|
|Cross Country Skiing:||Yes|
Conventions, Meetings & Retreats
The seclusion of Latigo make it ideal for small corporate retreats or strategic planning sessions. Board planners have found that the distractions are few, and tell us that work interspersed with cross-country skiing has created the most productive environment they have encountered.
|Capacity:||20 for Conventions & Retreats, 100 for Meetings|
|Season:||Fall and Winter|
|Activities:||Depends upon the season. Riding in the fall; crosscountry skiing in winter.|
Hunting is on National Forest ajacent to Latigo. We provide meals, lodging and help pack out game for registered guests.
|Season:||Oct. through Nov.|
Bed & Breakfast
Combined with winter activities, this option provides the perfect winter get-away for a weekend or night.
|Season:||Mid-December through Late March|
|Activities:||XC Skiing, Tubing, Sledding, Snowshoeing|
Families are discovering that Latigo Dude Ranch is perfect for reunions. The combination of activities, children's programs, and all meals provided, give variety and freedom ideal for a large family. Over the years we have seen lots of happy families come together at Latigo Ranch. There are activities for each age level, and we can tailor the program to meet the needs of your family. So the family can be together as much as they please, yet have space to be individuals.
|Book Entire Ranch:||Yes|
|Book Entire Ranch:||During summer operation, an exclusive-use booking requires 32 people, paid in advance according to a schedule of payments worked out with our office. In Winter or Fall, the number is negotiable.|