As we walked down the hill from our cabin on the last day at Latigo Ranch, we felt a mixture of happiness and sadness. We didn’t want to leave this beautiful and magical place. Thankfully, we had a full morning planned.
We mounted our horses at the barn and started out towards the breakfast spot in small groups of two or three. There were no typical trail rides during our stay at Latigo Ranch; every outing is personalized and Ryan and I often had a wrangler at our service during the entire ride.
We followed a stream through a green tunnel of aspens before starting to climb. Eventually we reached a lookout and breakfast was waiting for us; pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, fruit and more. This experience gives “breakfast with a view” a whole new meaning.
I dined with Nora, the golden. Dog people will enjoy lots of canine company at Latigo. Nora, Summer, Aspen and Denali kept Ryan and I from missing our own fur kid.
Some guests had to catch early flights home, so only three of us went on the two and a half hour ride after breakfast. It seems that each ride at Latigo is more beautiful than the last and this was no exception. We climbed and descended steep terrain, wound our way through trees and trotted across bluffs with epic views. It was like something straight out of western movie.
I was sore after this long ride, but happy as we forded a deep, fast running stream near the barn.
We got back just in time for our last lunch at Latigo, made-to-order burritos. The guacamole was amazing and so was the corn salad made from left over corn on the cob served at the cookout the night before. It’s the big and little things that add up to make Latigo a truly memorable experience.
We exchanged emails with a few of the folks who were still at the ranch. I sent Brits Ian and Jo, who had a rental car, back to Denver via Trail Ridge Road. I doubt many English people can say that they’ve been on the highest, continuously paved road in the United States.
I could have written a book about our experience at Latigo and couldn’t fit everything in here, but that’s okay. Believe me, there are some wonderful surprises in store for you and your family at Latigo Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado. When you go, tell Shadowfax and Lady that we miss them.
This is the final post in a three-part series about Latigo Ranch located in Kremmling, Colorado.
Read my pre-series post, “Six reasons to love Latigo.”
Read part one, “Latigo Ranch, a Colorado dude ranch, part one.”
Read part two, “Latigo Ranch, day two, cattle drive.”
Thank you to Latigo Ranch for hosting us on this trip.