Horseback Ranch | Horseback Riding Resort | Cattle Drives Vacations

Endless Fun in the Sun

From Thrill Seekers to Sun Bathers

Whether you’re venturing to Latigo for the outdoor experiences or just looking for a technology detox getaway, summertime at the ranch is full of a wide-range of activities to suit your desires. You can choose to fill your day with horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking, hikes, shooting, rafting, and more.

Or if you’re just looking to unwind and soak in the views, you can relax by the pool, catch up on some beauty sleep, dine on our gourmet cuisine, and top if off with some good old fashion country dancing.

  • Breakfast Rides
  • Sunset Rides
  • Beginner to Expert Riding
  • Family Rides
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Horseback Riding

  • Cowboy Fun
  • Sort Cattle
  • Play as Teams
  • Team Penning
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Cattle Work

  • Fly-Fishing Instruction
  • Equipment Provided
  • Fishing Streams
  • Stocked Pond
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Kids Programs

“I’m bored” is a phrase you won’t hear

Structured activities throughout the day keep youngsters occupied and entertained while adults can go out and enjoy their day giving you the ultimate in flexibility and freedom. You can join in with them when you want or leave them to explore with supervised activities. Best of all, it’s included in your stay!

Kids Program

For the Adults

Have fun & let loose

While the kids are out, we offer plenty to those adults looking for some away time. Stay in with that special someone in our authentic lodges. If you prefer to vacation with no kids around, we offer an Adults Only Week in September from the 10th to the 16th.

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Horseback Riding & Instruction

Supervised children's program

Fly-fishing Instruction

Fishing Stream

Stocked Fishing Pond

Rec. Center with Pool Table, Library

Breakfast Ride and Sunset Ride

All-day Rides

Ute Scouts (Kids Cookout)

Cattle team-penning

Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery shooting

Mountain Biking

 Covered Wagon

Heated swimming pool and Hot Tub

Country Dancing


Rock Climbing Class

Yoga Session

Cowboy Skills

Guided Hiking and Nature Walks

Summer Week at a Glance

Sunday >

Start your Old West experience right! Arrive after 2:00 p.m. but before 6:00, and the wranglers will meet you on your way in. A ranch hand will take your luggage to your cabin and park your car. Then while mom and dad unpack, the kids can have an ice cream cone and try their hands at fishing in addition to exploring the ranch. Gather at the Historic Log Lodge at 6:00 for The Rendezvous, where you'll enjoy hors d’oeurves and meet other guests and the owners. Your sumptuous dinnner will be served at 6:30. After dinner, you'll meet Randy in the Social Club for an orientation to the week’s activities.

Monday >

Get ready to tie into some of the rainbow trout in the pond this week by meeting one of us for an early morning flyfishing lesson. Sip some hot coffee and soak in the view as you learn. Or take a short guided hike. Then enjoy breakfast any time from 7:30 to 8:45. Meet the wranglers at the barn at 9:00. Get your gear ready, stretch for the ride, and take a seat while we guide you through some horsemanship skills.

The kids will meet their wrangler for the week and get an orientation more appropriate for their age. After the orientation, you’ll meet your horse, mount up, and head out for a short ride where you'll work out the kinks and make sure you and your steed are working together.

Gather for lunch at 12:30 and listen to your kids’ bubbling excitement about their first ride. Back at the barn at 2:00. Take the ride that is best for you - walk, walk-trot, or walk-trot-lope. Return to the ranch in time to clean up, relax and get to dinner at 6:30.

After dinner join your kids and try your hand at some cowboy crafts, like roping and whipcracking. Remember, it’s good for them to see you laughing as you struggle to learn something new.

Each morning you can enjoy the early morning beauty of Latigo on a pre-breakfast guided hike. After an extended morning ride meet the staff and owners for the lunch cookout. Grilled hamburgers, buffalo burgers, veggie burgers, brats, hotdogs, portabella mushrooms and Lisa’s incredible toffee apple dip. Following lunch you can meet Lisa for a history hike or join your kids for fishing, swimming, or a game of pool. There will then be opportunity to practice your marksmanship with .22 rifles and BB guns. We’ll have an early dinner Tuesday and meet you at the barn for a sunset ride.

Riding options galore! Some of you may choose the all-day Vistas Ride, and some morning and afternoon rides as usual. In the evening, you can play games with your kids or the option to fish or read a book is always there. Gather around the fire pit and savor the evening togther.

Join us at the barn to ride out to Breakfast Overlook with its spectacular panorama of the vast Middle Park Valley and Continental Divide. After breakfast there, you can ride directly back to the Ranch, or you can take a longer ride, getting back in time for lunch. Afternoon rides are available as usual. Learn some line-dancing after dinner in the Social Club. Also, instead of riding on Thursday afternoon, you can participate in a rock climbing class or try your hand at shotgun shooting at thrown clay targets.

Friday >

If you choose to go river rafting, pack up a sack lunch at breakfast and leave the Ranch by 8:00 to meet the River Outfitters in Kremmling. Or you can stay at the Ranch and head out with the wranglers after breakfast to round up the cattle and drive them back to the barn. A regular morning ride is also an option. At 2:30, after the river rafters have returned, meet us at the corrals to form your teams for cattle team penning. Everyone, even the 3-5 year olds, participates and has a great time. 

For supper, meet the covered wagon for a ride to Aspen Grove, where we'll grill steaks, fish, veggies, and offer a buffet of amaziing sides. Finally, leave your mark on Latigo. Following supper return to the Ranch to put your own family-designed brand on the lodge. While you’re at it, get your boots, hat, or belt branded to remind you of the incredible scenery, horses, staff and fun you had at Latigo.

Meet at the Barn for coffee, juice, and muffins. Then take your last ride of the week. This is followed by brunch at 11 AM. Then, before you head down the road, say good-bye to all of the new friends you met this week.


Sheryl M.

‘Thank you’ just seems so inadequate…It was honestly one of the best vacations I can remember.

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David & Judith F.

The horse riding was wonderful, the food excellent, the scenery breathtaking and your company very, very pleasant.

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Everything was top notch, and everyone was so friendly and helpful.

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Sue P.

We loved Latigo Ranch! It was our best vacation ever! Cabins were comfortable, food was scrumptious and the wranglers were wonderful.

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John & Jenni E.

This has been our second consecutive visit and again it has equaled all expectations.

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