Horse Drive 2018

Great American Horse Drive 2018

The 2017 drive is complete…the horses have gone from gather to gate! 

Please check back for 2018 dates and pricing.

Spots are expected to fill quickly, so prepare to reserve your place at this historical event soon!


Join the excitement and don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the authentic Colorado horse drive. You’ll long remember the thrill, the excitement, and the raw energy as hundreds of horses thunder across the range. The Sombrero horse drive has been a spring tradition for over 40 years as we move our herd across the spectacular sagebrush country of far western Colorado. You’ll join other riders in this unique experience in driving one of the largest horse herds in the nation over 60 miles of open Colorado range.
Space is limited and priority is given to past riders who have expressed an interest in returning this year. Register early if you’d like to be included in this exclusive group. Each year it will become even more difficult to get involved as many past riders choose to repeat this great experience.

The Horse Drive adventure begins when you arrive at our Big Gulch ranch near Craig, in northwestern Colorado, on Wednesday. Upon arrival you get a short orientation. On the second day you’ll receive riding instruction and a briefing on Horse Drive procedures. Third day you can enjoy a casual day on the ranch and wildlife ride.

Horse DriveThe real excitement begins on day four as the horses have been rounded up and the drive leaves the corrals. You’ll be an active participant and experience the thrill as thousands of hooves pound the earth while you travel across 60 miles of beautiful Colorado countryside.Total cost per person is $2,400, which includes food and bunkhouse lodging for the duration of the the drive as well as transportation to and from the Yampa Valley Airport. You’ll also receive riding instruction and tack. Just bring your bedroll and personal items.

Breakfast RidesA deposit of $1,200 per person is required to hold your spot. Your check will be returned if no space is available. If an opening is available, your space will be reserved and you will receive a reservation confirmation. Your deposit at that time becomes nonrefundable; however, you may have someone else take your place if you are unable to attend. The remaining balance is due by April 1st. Don’t be disappointed . . . make your reservation early!

For more information please contact:

Sombrero Ranches, Inc. (Business Office Only)
911 Kimbark Street • Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 442-0258(303) 442-0258 • Fax: (303) 442-0380

Release form for your group anywhere: Download Release Form
Other attractions that will keep you busy after the Horse Drive. Download

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