Horseback Riding at C Lazy U

Summer Trail MapTrail Riding Guide

Head Wrangler Bill Fisher

Head Wrangler Bill Fisher


C Lazy U dude ranch is one of the premier horseback riding ranches in Colorado, and we offer you the beauty of the west, freedom of our 8,500 acres, and the power to shout “Yeeeeha!!” ” Horseback riding vacations introduce each guest to a horse from among a herd of more than 180 to find the perfect fit for each individual’s riding ability. Children aged 3-5 ride our pony, Katie, so they will be comfortable and ready to graduate to riding the big horses when they get older.

Together, horse and rider learn from one another during a daily routine. Each horse is different, from the gentlest creature to the boldest stallion, and every rider has a perfect match somewhere in the stable. By the time your ranch vacation is over, you and your horse will be bonded by a trust built on patience, respect and your time spent together.

C Lazy U dude ranch has something for everyone at every level of horsemanship. Seasoned riders will benefit just as much as beginners. Besides our guided mountain trail rides, we regularly host riding clinics with special guest instructors throughout the year. The C Lazy U is also a working cattle ranch, so expect to go on some cattle drives and other cowboy adventures if you visit us during the summer.

Our 12,000-square-foot, heated, indoor riding arena provides year-round riding enjoyment for your Colorado family vacations during any season at our award-winning dude ranch. Ready to show off your new-and-improved riding skills? The outdoor arena is the place to be on Saturday afternoons when guests showcase their skills during the all-ages “Shodeo.” Everyone in the family will be practicing and preparing for the big “Shodeo”, when they’ll get to showcase their equestrian skills and compete in horseback riding contests and events. The kids are the stars of the show as they perform the skills they’ve learned throughout the week, and everyone leaves with a C Lazy U ribbon and feeling of accomplishment.

Showing the colors at the Shodeoaround the course