Thank you for visiting our website!
Please contact Hestar Ranch at:
|phone: 970 883-2531
|put as subject in your mail: "Moni's
website" or the name of a horse
that you are interrested in, for
example "Elja", otherwise I may am not opening the mail and it
ends up in trash.
|after getting an appointment with Monika
|you will drive aproximaely one hour from Durango or
50 min. from Pagosa Springs
The Ranch is on: 30420 County Road 500, witch is 30 miles south of Pagosa
(between mile marker 30 and 31)
witch is on the Scienic Byway, 12 miles from HWY 151 and 4 miles from Pagosa Junction,
that means it is between Arboles and Pagosa Junction,
next to the
junctin of C.R.500 and C.R.557
Directions to drive from Durango:
Ignacio, go on HWY151 and then passing Arboles, keep driving on HWY 151 N, cross the Piedra River,
then ca. 1/2 mile on right side enter into CR.500 towards Pagosa
Junction into Sienic Byway. After 12 miles there is a junction with
CR.557, this is where my place is. The Ranch entrance is right after
this intersection on your right hand, it is a green gate and the white
Hestar Ranch sign with 2 black horses on it. There are 3 old huuuge
cottonwood trees at the Intersection and by the entrance. Please keep gate closed.
Gate is not looked if you tell me when you arrive. You will see white
electric fencing along the driveway towards the barn and house.
From Pagosa Springs: go on HWY 160 towards
Durango, after ca. 15 miles go on C.R.700 also called Cat Creek
Road, to your left. The drive is about 15 miles to Pagosa Junction
(little ghost town with railroad), right
before you get there is a devide of the road. Go to the right onto
CR.500 towards Arboles, drive about 4-5 miles trough several windings until you meet
CR.557 to your left, right bevore that
intersection, on your left hand is the entrance,and you see huuuge
cotton wood trees on your left. There is a green gate and the white sign
with Hestar Ranch and 2 black horses on it, and a sign for Massage on the side. Please keep gate closed.
Bad Weather Rute or at Night...or in winter with snow
on road...or wet with mud!
From HWY 160 (between Durango,Bayfield and Pagosa Springs) drive onto HWY
151 south for 17 miles, pass CHIMNEY ROCK MONUMENT, keep driving south towards
Arboles until you see C.R.500 on your left, this is before you cross
the Piedra River! The Road is also called "Scenic Byway, Tracks
across Borders", and there is a sign towards Pagosa Junction. After entering C.R.500, check your milage in order
to find it, it is 12 miles to my Ranch after you go on the dirt road. There are 2 huge Cottonwood
trees that have their branches over the C.R.500 where you drive
underneeth, this is the sign that you are here... The ranch entrance is
after the intersection with C.R.557 on the right, a green gate with a big
white ranch sign on it. After that the road curves and goes uphill
steep...that is when you already passed my entrance!
It is on the river in the flat before it climbes the hill, very close
to the intersection with C.R.557
Driving the Scienic Byway from Dulce NM: it is about 27 miles dirt
road, to Pagosa Junction and then to here another 4-5 miles.
see map below... This is only a good weather route, this road is very bad and has
part time no gravel at all on it!
Here is the Scienic Byway Map from this area.
Link for vacation and traveling in Colorado