Last Dollar Ranch - Ridgeway, Colorado

Ridgeway, Colorado

One of the stops that Rick Louie took us to on his Colorado Fall Photo Tour was the entrance gate to the legendary Last Dollar Ranch. The ranch, which is privately owned, has appeared on numerous television shows. It has also been the setting for commercials for Marlboro and Budweiser. After a long history, the ranch was donated to the American Farmland Trust in 1994. The ranch includes nine fully restored buildings and is set near the Sneffels Mountain Range. 

When we got to the gate, the skies were getting ominous looking. As we were shooting, a woman drove up, got out of her truck, and gave us a dirty look that said, "You should leave here." Without a further word, she got back in her car and sped away. We continued to shoot the area in hopes of getting some decent sunset shots.