Our dude ranch atmosphere is definitely casual. If you have any Western style clothes, bring them along – they’ll fit right in. Naturally, some activities you will want to enjoy will have some comfort and safety requirements.
Packing for Horseback Riding:
Boots with a smooth sole and heel are required. (We have a supply of loaner boots.)
Long sleeves, a hat, and a pair of gloves are recommended.
Some of our guests suggest wearing an extra layer between jeans and skin to help protect from chafing. Depending on the season you will be here, packing items like tights, pantyhose, long underwear, or Lycra shorts would be a good idea.
Packing for Hiking:
Be sure to bring your hiking boots or athletic shoes
Other Things to Pack:
Swimsuit for the pool and hot tub. (We provide pool towels.)
Sunscreen is a must! At 7,500 feet altitude under clear, sunny Colorado skies you will need to protect your skin. We do sell sunscreen in the Trading Post if you run out or forget.
For Colorado summer vacations, you’ll need shorts and short sleeves for days in the 80’s and jeans with a sweatshirt or jacket for the cooler nights.
For May or September visits, days are usually in the 70’s and nights in the 50’s. You’ll need some warmer clothes during this part of the dude ranch season.
Should you need them, you can also purchase sweatshirts, T-shirts, western hats, and caps at our ranch Trading Post.