*Summer - Summertime temperatures at the ranch can fluctuate between 30 degrees at night and 95 degrees during the day. We recommend a system of dressing in layers. Please bring jeans, long-sleeve shirts, a hat with a brim, and riding boots for horseback riding. If you prefer to wear a riding helmet, you will also need to bring your own. For guests interested in hiking we suggest hiking boots, shorts and short-sleeve shirts are best for hiking. We provide water bottles and small packs, but you are also welcome to bring you own. Other suggested items include: bathing suit, sweater or fleece jacket, bug repellent, fanny pack, light rain jacket and camera. Sunglasses and sunscreen are very helpful in protecting you from the intense mountain sun, we suggest SPF 30 or higher for your lips and exposed skin. We provide rods, reels, waders, boots, flies and anything else needed for fly fishing. However, some folks just prefer their own equipment.
*Winter - Winter in Colorado is beautiful, but you need to be prepared for varying weather conditions. We suggest that you bring along a thick pair of ski socks and sock liners. These will keep your feet warm and dry. New wool technology provides many options for keeping your feet warm and dry. Dress in multiple thin layers-we find this to be warmer than one bulky layer. Wool long underwear tops and bottoms make an ideal base layer, we would suggest products from SmartWool. A warm non-cotton turtleneck is good for the first layer, followed by fleece and or sweater and a wind and water proof jacket and pants make excellent outerwear. Don't forget a hat and gloves, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher!) for your face and lips. A backpack is handy to tuck away those extra layers when it's warm or for storing water and lunch on an all-day backcountry ski trip. For casual walking around the ranch, bring a warm pair of snow boots.