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 just looking at my 1963 photo of the ranch. It is the group photo in black and white of all the girls there that summer. I spent the 1962 and 1963 summers there. I as 12 and 13 years old. We...
I went to H-Bar-G Ranch in the late '40s and '50s with my family and family friends. I was a little boy and loved every minute of my time there. Horseback riding, hiking by myself and my .22 rifle,...
Very Sad to hear that Lou has passed away. I spent a good part of the summer of '87 staying there and working as a short order cook in the town. I borrowed a push bike to ride in to town and back –...
My parents met at the H-Bar-G while working at the dude ranch in the late 1930s. My mother (Hazel Eaton Barber) and her father John (Jack) Eaton worked at the ranch in the 1930's for Helen Gates....
Hi. My memories of H-Bar-G and Lou, were from three stays in 1988, 1989 and 1993. A great place and a great man, the sort of American who called us English "Limeys"! On my first visit, within an...
I went to the H-Bar-G Ranch Camp for girls for two summers, 1959 and 1960. Some of the best memories of my life. The memories are still vivid. How I loved the backpacking experiences.
In 1996 I brought a group of developmentally disabled adults to the H-Bar-G on a vacation. There were actually five of us: me, the three clients, and my son Derek, who was in his early teens. We...
My name is Scott Eldridge and my wife Patty and I live here in Estes Park and we own the 4 Seasons. I would like to share some memories I have with you about an employee that worked at the Ranch in...
I was very fortunate to find the H-Bar-G in the summer of 1977 when I fell in love with Estes Park as an adult. I had grown up going to the YMCA of the Rockies but found the youth hostel, run by Lou...
I first discovered the H-Bar-G the summer of 1990. The previous summer I had met someone who told me about it (thanks again Scott!) at a hostel in Northern California and we met up in Colorado the...