For more than 50 years, the wranglers at Sombrero Ranches have moved nearly 400 horses from the outfit’s winter pasture, near Browns Park, to its headquarters, 12 miles west of Craig. In 1994, Sombrero rechristened the event the Great American Horse Drive, a City Slickers–like experience during which amateurs never failed to reach Big Gulch Ranch near Craig. That is, until COVID-19. After a two-year hiatus, 40 novices will once again take to the open range. Held May 3 to 8, the excursion begins with four days of riding, cookouts, and campfire serenades by team leader (and former America’s Got Talent contestant) Chris Petersen. Then, guests will begin driving the herd 60 miles over two days. Making it “gate to gate” isn’t easy, but it can be life-changing; onetime guest Ronald Knaack was so moved that he sold his business in Hawaii, bought a horse ranch in Pagosa Springs, and now goes by Rattlesnake Ron. The trip isn’t for beginners—horses are tougher to corral than cows—and it’s too late to register for 2022. But you can still feel the excitement of the Old West by turning up in Maybell on May 8, between 9 and 10 a.m., as the herd thunders through town.