Memories

Below you will find memories shared from family and friends as well as former campers, hostelers, travelers, and a whole multitude of others who have all been a part of the H-Bar-G Ranch history.

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I was in the group of Peace Corps volunteers training for Tunisia. We had our classes at the H-Bar-G Ranch. Our smaller group of architects took our classes at the H Bar G and ate our meals there,...
In 1982 we and our children visited my father’s cousin, W. G. (Griff) Edwards, and his wife in Denver for a holiday. During this time we went on many visits in Denver and parts of Colorado ending...
It was the summer of 1993. My girlfriend and I worked together in Special Education in Orlando, FL and had decided to take a road trip out west... what turned out to be a 3,300 mile road trip!...
Absolutely some of my fondest memories as a young boy. We spent two weeks there for three consecutive summers (1943, 1944 and 1945) when I was 6 years old, and returned with my parents when I was 18...
I was a 16 year old from Chicago. It was, summer, 1960 and prior to my senior year of high school. I was a bit too old for camp but I loved Colorado. On the first full day of camp we were given a...
My family has absolutely wonderful memories of July 27th through August 1st, 1997 at the Ranch. Lou Livingston was an incredible host, and what vistas, hiking, and wildlife we experienced. God rest...
My brother and I drove a beat up VW Bug from Connecticut to the H-Bar-G. Lou helped me fix my rusted gas tank, and talked about the history of the ranch. He told us many of the things about the...
I spent a week at H-Bar-G youth hostel in August 1977 and my memories some 36 years later are of wonderful hospitality and an international bunch of young people full of hope for the future and a...
I visited the hostel a number of times in the 1970's, 80's, and 90's. People said it was one of the most beautiful hostels in the United States. Not only the wonderful view and rustic cabins but a...
I was just reminiscing about my stay at H-Bar G in 1990 and was delighted to find this website. I spent 2 months there in the summer of 1990... it was the best ever. Worked in a restaurant in town...