H-BAR-G Ranch Hostel
Rocky Mountains
Estes Park, Colorado
Upper Right:  Hurray!  I found it!  The H-Bar-G Ranch Hostel!!  At last I could rest, take a nice walk in the woods, shower, eat, then collapse on my bunk.  Joy!
What?  Closed?  The gate is closed and locked!  Oh no!  Oh what a disappointment! The H-BAR-G Ranch Hostel was closed!  And my Hostel USA book had given it a 5 Star Rating--One of The Best Hostels.  But it was closed, and it was pouring rain out.
The end of a long day, and a long drive.  Getting dark and no where to stay.  Sat in the car for half an hour resting and listening to the rain, and trying to figure out what to do next.
Considered sleeping in the car--to tight.  Pitch the tent right there outside the locked gate.  What could happen?  The police could come and ask me to leave.  Then what?  Hmmm.  Guess the best thing to do would be to look for a campground before it got too dark.
Well, things like this happen--it's all just "part of the fun"--even though it doesn't seem like much fun at the time.
H-BAR-G Ranch Hostel
3500 H-BAR-G Road
Tel. (800) 909-4776 ex. 19
Rates;  $9/HI member
Credit Cards:  Yes
Beds:  100
Private Rms.: Yes
Affiliation:  HI
Office Hrs.: 709am-4-9pm
August 5
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