Kids and Teens Programs

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Head Kid’s Counselor Nancy Ronalter

Head Kid’s Counselor
Nancy Ronalter


For more than 50 years, children and teenagers have been building confidence and independence with the help of our experienced ranch counselors. Our counselors are always refining the program, which revolves around horseback riding every day, to make it an inspiring summer event year after year as part of your family vacation in Colorado. Children age 3-5 are given pony rides, while older kids and teens tackle guided trail rides, and take age-appropriate riding lessons.

In between riding horses, children hang out at our Patio House, where they can swim, play table tennis or air hockey, shoot pool and socialize. Counselors supervise every activity and are with them throughout the day, even during naptime for the little ones. Archery, scavenger hunts, Capture-the-Flag, volleyball, rowing boats, fishing, cookouts, hay rides and a kid’s carnival are only a few of the classic children’s activities we offer. Winter weather means ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and sledding (and snowmen, of course). There is also a supervised children’s center with reading, games and arts and crafts. No matter where your child is, he or she will have a counselor nearby. The Teen Program includes off-site trips, such as hiking and overnight camping, whitewater rafting and heading off-ranch for the evening to a local rodeo.

What makes C Lazy U dude ranch such a great place for kids and teens is the balance of family time and adventure time. During breakfast and after dinner, families spend time together then the kids are “on the ranch” the remainder of the day. At C Lazy U guest ranch in Colorado, kids experience a family ranch vacation of a lifetime and are kept busy from sunup to sundown, allowing adults to truly relax knowing that their children are happy and safe.

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Tons of Fun at Our Family Dude Ranch!

We keep the kids busy with a variety of age-appropriate activities:

  • Playground
  • Panning for gold
  • Capture the Flag
  • Shuffle Board
  • Game Room
  • Talent Show
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fly Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Golf

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