Packing List

A pretty accurate weather report can be viewed here.

horse at a dude ranch

Horseback Riding:

  • Jeans or riding pants
  • Chaps or Chinks*, if you have them (if not, they are available for rent or purchase in the Trading Post!)
  • Smooth-soled boots (hiking boots or tennis shoes are not ok)
  • Long-sleeved shirt* or other layers
  • Hat* that will stay on in the wind (Cowboy hats* with a stampede string* offer the most protection; baseball caps* work ok)
  • Riding helmet, if you have your own and choose to wear one (we have helmets available for those who choose to wear one.)
  • Raingear, if you have your own (we do have rain jackets available for your use.)
  • Gloves* (for protection from sun, rain, sleet, hail, trees)

Other Necessities:

  • A light jacket* or fleece, warm jacket* for early and late season
  • Sweatshirt and sweatpants* (great for pack camp)
  • Wool cap or beanie* for cold nights/pack camp
  • A nice outfit or two, for dancing in the saloon, cocktail party, or getting fancy for a trip into town. (Colorado fancy, by all means. Dress jeans or a casual cocktail dress with cowboy boots is how we roll!)
  • Small overnight bag or backpack for pack camp
  • Sunglasses*
  • Sunscreen* (the sun is really intense up here!!)
  • Watch, or other method of keeping time
  • Bug repellant*
  • Camera & camera battery charger
  • Flashlight or head lamp
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen, allergy relief, acetaminophen, Etc.*

For Rafting:

  • Bathing Suit (also for use in hot tubs and swimming pool.)
  • Shorts
  • River sandals or shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • The rafting company provides wet suits, booties, splash jackets, helmets & life vests

We have a “Boot Library” of about 3 dozen broken in, well worn riding boots you are welcome to use, but there is no guarantee your size will be available.

** These items are available to purchase in the Trading Post!**

trading post at our ranch