The beauty of a natural landscape and the fun of recreation and relaxation is the heart and soul of any ranch. Breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences encompass a true living and breathing bucket list adventure. Here, among the Rocky Mountains lies one of Colorado’s true gems, C Lazy U Ranch.
C Lazy U Ranch a year-round destination resting on 8,500 acres of land; surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Rockies and full of wondrous natural scenery, this is a place that will take your breath away. But that’s not all. At C Lazy U you can truly unplug from your daily distractions and focus on life’s simple pleasures. Take in all the incredible views on a horseback ride around the ranch. They offer two daily rides and a herd of more than 180 horses that let you find the perfect fit for your riding ability. Children ages three to five can also enjoy riding with the ranch’s pony, Katie. Enjoy guided mountain trail rides, participate in one of their riding clinics, or take it easy with a ride around their 12,000 square foot indoor riding arena. The choice is yours!
Horseback riding is only the tip of the possibilities that await you at C Lazy U Ranch. If you’re looking for something else to do, Orvis-endorsed guided fly-fishing is available right on the ranch; their full-time guides will take you along the ranch’s two-mile private stream and show you how to reel in some incredible rainbow, brook, and brown trout. And when that’s not enough, try your hand at onsite archery, trap shooting and tennis, or explore the exciting ropes course! Zip-lining, guided mountain biking and hiking are also available, along with basketball and horseshoes. Plus, if you’re here in the winter, you can enjoy sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating and snowcat skiing. Imagine cozily riding up the mountain in a snowcat machine as you prepare to venture down and make it back for a cup of warm hot chocolate.
The ranch has something for everyone, at any time of the year, especially for the young ones. The ranch hosts an amazing children’s program where experienced ranch counselors supervise kids of all ages while playing games, creating arts and crafts or staying active. This isn’t just fun for the kids, it’s fun for the parents, too, allowing you the chance to rest and relax as well as time to check out their award-winning spa or sit down for a romantic meal prepared by the resident Ranch Chef.
David Craig, C Lazy U Ranch’s General Manager, says the ranch is an iconic property and has been so for over 97 years. It has received limitless awards and guests fall in love with it so much that they wind up coming back year after year.
And he’s not kidding.
“We just wanted to thank everyone for our best family vacation ever,” said a past guest. “The "5-Spur Service" was just that. The kids and camp counselors were amazing. The horse operation exceeded our expectations and the fishing was great. The food was outstanding. Any issues that came up were dealt with quickly and professionally. Thanks again for a great experience and we can't wait to get back there next summer.”
C Lazy U Ranch was recently awarded Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for the #1 resort in Colorado, the 4th best resort in the US and the 13th best resort in the world. This is only one of the many reasons you’re guaranteed a great vacation at this spectacular Colorado destination. Come experience what makes C Lazy U a fun-filled experience that can’t be missed!