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Latigo Ranch


PO Box 237, 201 County Road 1911, Kremmling, CO 80459

General Travel Info

Latitude 40º 9’ 34" N, Longitude 106º 32’ 57" W

Latigo is located in the heart of the mountains approximately 130 miles west of Denver, Colorado. Our ranch is roughly equidistant from Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park. Most of our guests either drive from home or fly into Denver, and then rent a car or catch a commercially operated shuttle to Kremmling.

The nearest major airport is Denver International. It takes about 2 3/4 hours to drive from DIA to Latigo.

Depending upon the season, there are also some commercial flights into the Yampa Valley Hayden Airport. This airport services Steamboat Springs and is located about 2 hour drive to the northwest of Latigo.

Occasionally, guests fly into the Eagle County Airport. It is located approximately 2 hours drive to the south of the ranch, and services Vail.

For those of you with private aircraft, Kremmling’s airport, with a runway over a mile long, is frequently used by small and medium size private jets. McElroy Airfield 20V, GPS and VOR instrument approaches, unintimidation class G airspace, 5,540 ft. long runway, repaved in 2020. The ranch is a 30 minute drive from the airport.

The Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Travel Services organization purchases airline tickets in bulk and often has very competitive prices. They are specialists in helping people fly to Colorado. Their agents will also assist you with car or hotel reservations. This is a good place to begin checking on the best way for you to get to Latigo Ranch. Call them toll-free at 800-729-5521; tell them you are checking into transportation to Latigo Ranch near Kremmling, CO.

Given the uncertainties surrounding vacation planning and commercial transportation, we recommend that you consider using a form of travel insurance like that available through Travel Guard.

Go Alpine Shuttle regularly makes the trip between the Denver airport and Kremmling. Give them a call for pricing and schedules, 800-343-7433. We will be happy to pick you up in Kremmling, 16 miles from Latigo, at no charge.

Driving Options

Use these for your navigation instead of your gps

The direct route to Latigo takes you through high mountain scenery on an Interstate highway, cresting in Eisenhower Tunnel at nearly 11,000' elevation. As you descend from the Continental Divide into the Blue River Valley surrounded by majestic peaks, you will go north from the interstate through classic sagebrush country along the Blue River until you start the climb into the alpine forest approaching the ranch.

From Denver International Airport it's about 2 3/4 hr. For kids (and parents) who can’t get here fast enough, this is the best option.

As you exit the Airport, follow Peña Boulevard to I-70 West, then it's 80 miles to Exit 205 at Silverthorne. Exit there and turn right  on Highway 9; continue north for 37 miles to Kremmling. At the stoplight in Kremmling, go west (left, toward Steamboat Springs) on U.S. 40 for 6 miles to Highway 134. Turn left toward Toponas. Go 4 miles on Highway 134 to mile marker 23, turn right on Grand County Road 19 (It has multiple personalities, and you may also see signs indicating it as Red Dirt Road and USFS 100). Follow the signs for 7 miles to Latigo Ranch. Those signs will direct you to turn right from GCR 19 on to GCR 191. Then another right from CR 191 to CR 1911, and that will lead you into the ranch. The travel time to Latigo from the west edge of Denver is approximately 2 hours, and we are 30 minutes from Kremmling.

This drive winds through Rocky Mountain National Park over the Continental Divide above timberline yielding exceptional scenery of snow fields, dense pine forest, high mountain meadows and Colorado’s largest natural lake. If you want to see wildlife such as elk and moose, this is the most likely option to provide that. In summer, traffic may be slow, but the views are worth it. From Granby, the highway follows the headwaters of the famous Colorado River through Byers Canyon to Kremmling. Check with the National Park Service to see if you need reservations to enter the park.

From DIA it's about 4 1/2 hr. Some folks like to spend the night in Estes Park or nearby to break the drive up.

Take I-25 north to US 34 and follow US 34 West (left) to Estes Park, up over Trail Ridge Road to Granby. At Granby, turn right onto US Hwy 40 and proceed to Kremmling. Stay on US 40 through Kremmling 6 miles to the junction with Hwy 134. Turn left on 134 and go 4 miles to County Road 19. From that point follow the signs to Latigo, 7 miles off the highway.

From Denver this takes you through quintessential ranch country. One of our favorite drives is to follow the gorgeous Poudre River Canyon to breath-taking Cameron Pass, from there descending into North Park, a vast valley of expansive hayfields and meandering streams. This is the West at its finest with huge cattle ranches, some of which still harvest their hay with teams of horses. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself imagining tipi’s strung along the creeks and bison wandering the grassy valley... or any number of Western movies you have seen. When you descend from Cameron Pass, break the drive up by stopping at the State Parks Moose Center at the base of the pass.

From DIA it's about 5 hr. Probably not a good option for impatient kids, but superb for those who like to fantasize about the Old West. Be sure to fill your gas tank in Ft. Collins.

Take I-25 north to Fort Collins, exit 269 and go west toward the mountains. In Fort Collins take US 287 north (right) out of the city about 10 miles to the junction with Hwy. 14, which goes to Walden. Stay on Hwy 14 to US 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass. Turn left on US 40 and drive about half an hour to Hwy 134, which goes to Toponas. Take 134 to the right, go 4 miles to County Road 19 and follow the signs 7 miles to Latigo.

You may desire to avoid Denver if you are driving from the northern states. In that case take I-80 to Laramie, Wyoming, and from there take Hwy 230 to Walden, Colorado. From Walden, follow the directions given in “Ranch Country” section ( Hwy. 14).

Drive east on I-70 to the Wolcott exit and take Highway 131 north to Toponas. At Toponas turn right onto Highway 134. Drive over Gore Pass descending the east side; do not try to turn at the Red Dirt Road sign on top of Gore Pass.  Just past mile marker 23, you will see the turn to the left for Red Dirt Road that you want to take. Follow the signs for 7 miles to Latigo Ranch. Those signs will direct you to turn right from CR 19 on to CR 191. Then another right from CR 191 to CR 1911, and that will lead you into the ranch. The travel time to Latigo from Toponas is approximately 1 hour.


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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