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Latigo Ranch, Kremmling

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Latigo Ranch was founded as a dude ranch in Grand County, Colorado by Frederick Kasdorf, Jr. It was originally named Snowshoe Ranch. Kasdorf single-handedly built the Main Log Lodge in 1923 soon after he and his wife arrived (by covered wagon from Denver) to homestead in the Kremmling area. He built up and ran the 550-acre (2.2 km2) Snowshoe Dude Ranch for over 30 years.

Grand County Historical Society speculates that Zane Grey stayed at the Snowshoe Ranch or at least camped nearby while he wrote The Mysterious Rider as the Kasdorfs did say in their advertisements that "guests could ride 'forest-Indian' trails that Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey knew"! In 1959, Kasdorf sold the dude ranch operation and headed into retirement. The Christiansons bought the 53 acres (210,000 m2) which included the Lodge, and they added a few cabins and continued the ranching operation. Jack and Dot Lyons bought Snowshoe in 1973, and they sold it to Cece and Sharon Krewson in 1977. He sold it in 1982 to David Wasserstrom of Pennsylvania who, with Bill and Carol Hillier as managers, bought the balance of the original Kasdorf ranch, and making many contemporary improvements, changed the name to Latigo Ranch. Their improvements included construction of a new access road into the ranch, addition of the Social Club, swimming pool, fishing pond, barn and arena, and 3 duplex guest cabins. They sold the ranch in 1987 to Randy and Lisa George and Jim and Kathie Yost. As of 2017, the Yosts went into retirement and currently, Randy and Lisa George as well as their children run and manage the ranch full time.

The George family lives at the ranch year-round and operate Latigo as a Nordic center in the winter and a dude ranch in the summer. Latigo Ranch is relatively small, having a guest capacity of 35. Around 50,000 acres (202 km2) of the land that Latigo uses for horseback riding and cross country skiing is part of the adjacent Medicine Bow - Routt National Forest.

In 2004, Latigo Ranch was voted "Best Dude Ranch in Colorado" by Colorado's Best: The Essential Guide to Favorite Places.
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  • The scenery is spectacular, and the groomed cross-country skiing trails were fantastic - plenty of variety for beginners and experienced skiers. The food and service were excellent, and we enjoyed.....  more
    The scenery is spectacular, and the groomed cross-country skiing trails were fantastic - plenty of variety for beginners and experienced skiers. The food and service were excellent, and we enjoyed.....  more »
  • We were impressed. The Latigo team is well trained, helpful, fun, and knowledgeable. Extremely hospitable. The place is well kept and well run. We were there for a week. The food is incredible.....  more
    We were impressed. The Latigo team is well trained, helpful, fun, and knowledgeable. Extremely hospitable. The place is well kept and well run. We were there for a week. The food is incredible.....  more »
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  • Our family just finished our second trip to Latigo Ranch. The staff at Latigo and the family owners are beyond expectations. We love the availability of adventure and the option for rest. The food and service is wonderful- such variety and attention to detail is rarely found in high end restaurants. Our family of 5 concluded that this is one of their most memorable trips ever. We are encouraging friends and family to visit and revel in the beauty of the Rockies.
  • After much research, we chose Latigo, and we enjoyed it so much, we have already booked again for next year. The entire staff, from the warm and welcoming owners Lisa and Randy, to the helpful, accommodating and always smiling wranglers, dining and maintenence staff, were there to make your stay the most pleasant possible. The rooms are comfortable and very well appointed, the views amazing, the food over the top. There is always something to do or you can grab a drink and a book and hang out at your cabin or on the deck at the dining hall with its spectacular view. We can't say enough good things about Latigo, and can't wait to come back!

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