The direct route to Latigo takes you through high mountain scenery on an Interstate highway, cresting in Eisenhower Tunnel at nearly 11,000' elevation. As you descend from the Continental Divide into the Blue River Valley surrounded by majestic peaks, you will go north from the interstate through classic sagebrush country along the Blue River until you start the climb into the alpine forest approaching the ranch.
From Denver International Airport it's about 2 3/4 hr. For kids (and parents) who can’t get here fast enough, this is the best option.
As you exit the Airport, follow Peña Boulevard to I-70 West, then it's 80 miles to Exit 205 at Silverthorne. Exit there and turn right on Highway 9; continue north for 37 miles to Kremmling. At the stoplight in Kremmling, go west (left, toward Steamboat Springs) on U.S. 40 for 6 miles to Highway 134. Turn left toward Toponas. Go 4 miles on Highway 134 to mile marker 23, turn right on Grand County Road 19 (It has multiple personalities, and you may also see signs indicating it as Red Dirt Road and USFS 100). Follow the signs for 7 miles to Latigo Ranch. Those signs will direct you to turn right from GCR 19 on to GCR 191.Then another right from CR 191 to CR 1911, and that will lead you into the ranch. The travel time to Latigo from the west edge of Denver is approximately 2 hours, and we are 30 minutes from Kremmling.