Ranch Activities at C Lazy U
Archery is a complimentary activity at the ranch, using compound bows. Try your skills at traditional targets or three-dimensional targets. Archery is offered Monday-Saturday at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM in the summer. In the winter months you can enjoy this activity in our heated indoor riding arena.
All necessary equipment for this on-ranch activity is provided and there is an extensive safety demonstration performed before all archery sessions begin.
Cattle pushing clinics are offered from mid-May to mid-September and are a great team building activity. This activity is a group event that is perfect for adults, teens, and corporate retreats. The ranch requires that each guest participate in a trail ride prior to joining a cattle clinic. This activity is complimentary and sign up is available in the Outfitter’s Cabin.
C Lazy U Ranch has four miles of groomed cross country ski trails located in the main meadow and on the upper mesa of the ranch. Guests are welcome to go out on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.
With the Feed Wagon Sleigh you will get the chance to feed our herd of 200 horses up close and learn about the herd dynamics when they are out to Pasture. If you are lucky, you may even spot Petey our miniature Donkey hanging out with his friends in the herd!
The Feed Wagon is only offered during the winter months when the horses are out to pasture and the ranch doesn’t jingle in the herd for trail rides. The Feed Wagon is not offered every day and this typically happens on a Sunday or a check-in/check-out day when the horses are off and we are not doing guest rides.
Guests have complimentary access to C Lazy U’s Fitness Center. The gym is open 24/7, allowing you to work out whenever you’d like. The updated, modern gym features plenty of equipment:
- Free weights
- Machine weights
- Elliptical machines
Horseback riding and all the other ranch activities offered at C Lazy U Ranch surely gets the blood flowing, but guests who have their own workout routine don’t have to give it up while on a dude ranch vacation. Contact us if you’d like more information about our gym facilities.
Complimentary Orvis-endorsed fly fishing is available from May to October. Basic fly-fishing instruction and lure fishing can be enjoyed by all ages at our pond or on two miles along the Willow Creek. Off-ranch excursions to our private stretch of the Colorado River are available at an additional cost. Guests can sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. All equipment is provided.
The Game Room is located in the basement of the Patio House and offers pool, shuffleboard, air hockey, ping pong, and foosball.
Horseshoes and Volleyball – The horseshoe pit and volleyball court are located on the Patio House lawn and are always ready to play.
Basketball – The basketball court is located behind the tennis courts. Balls are located at the court or in the Patio House activity closet.
Outdoor Shuffleboard – The shuffleboard court is located behind the tennis courts.
Card Room – The Card Room is located on the first floor of the Main Lodge. Cards and poker sets, as well as a TV, are available.
C Lazy U Ranch has an extensive trail system perfect for hiking. Guests are encouraged to sign up for a guided hike and a skilled ranch hand will guide you through the property on some of the best trails and scenic overlooks. During your hike you will learn about the Rocky Mountain landscape and wildflowers. The ranch can accommodate all skill levels within the 8,500 acres.
Hatchet throwing a fun activity that is offered at the ranch two times each day during the summer and is safe for ages 6 and up. The Director of Activities oversees this activity and ensures it is safe in a controlled environment, so channel your inner lumberjack and throw some hatchets!
Hatchet throwing is offered year-round and in the winter months you can enjoy this activity in the Ranch’s heated indoor riding arena.
Horseback riding at the ranch is fun for all ages and abilities. The ranch has 200 horses and you’ll be matched with the perfect horse for your entire stay, assigned specifically based on your experience and skill.
Beginner, intermediate, and expert rides leave twice daily. Riding education in a private arena, cattle work, and all day rides are available on certain days.
The Horsemanship Clinic is a groundwork session in the indoor arena. The clinic provides basic groundwork instruction and allows riders to get more comfortable with their horses through a variety of leadership exercises. The clinic is available to adults only with a maximum of 6 people per session and it can be suited to any skill level.
This activity is available upon request and is not offered daily. Please check with the Outfitters Cabin to schedule a Horsemanship Clinic during your stay.
Guests can enjoy ice-skating anytime on our Zamboni-groomed pond, or enjoy a spirited pick-up broom ball or daily hockey game in the afternoon. Figure skates, hockey skates, hockey sticks, and broom ball equipment are all provided.
The award-winning Lazy You Spa is located on the banks of Willow Creek in five heated tents, two of which are massage tents with glass floors suspended over the river. Listen to the gentle flow of the river and recuperate with one of our relaxing massages, a copper tub soak, scrub, or a facial. Winter services are in a different location with a cozy sitting room and crackling fire.
Glamping, “glamorous camping” or “luxury camping,” is a popular family experience at the ranch! Arrive at a scenic remote location to a roaring fire and a Conestoga Wagon outfitted with one king bed, twin-size bunk-bed and a table for two. Propane heaters, plush linens, electric lighting and a s’mores kit make this experience unforgettable. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. Requires an additional charge of $250 for one night.
There are limitless mountain biking trails at C Lazy U. Guided tours take place daily in the early morning and evening May through October. Beginner, intermediate, and expert rides available. The ranch has a full fleet of bikes and provides helmets. Feel free to bring your own riding shoes and pedals.
Note: Mountain Biking is not available when horseback riding is taking place.
From white water rafting on nearby rivers, golf at championship courses, hot air ballooning, local rodeos and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, we can hook you up with off-ranch excursions like you’ve never done before!
The ranch offers complimentary use of paddle boats on the pond behind the patio house. Life vests are required and there is no lifeguard on duty. We do ask guest to be respectful of any anglers fly fishing on the pond. This activity is a favorite of the kids but is enjoyed by all ages.
The ranch offers Ranger tours around the property to guests who want to see the property in an off-road vehicle. Travel to the highest peaks over the river and through the woods while taking in the breathtaking views. This activity is complimentary to non-horseback riding guests and $20 for other guests.
Morning or afternoon sessions are facilitated daily by our certified instructors. The challenge course consists of a rock wall, vertical play pen, and leap of faith finished off by zipping over the river on our 375 foot zip line. Low ropes team building elements are also available. The full ropes course and zip line is $70.00 per person or $30.00 for zip line only.
C Lazy U’s family-friendly Shodeo takes place every Saturday during the summer season in our outdoor riding ring behind the Patio House. Kids show mom and dad all the skills they’ve learned throughout the week. Adults have a chance to compete in pole bending, barrel racing, key hole trials, or the Texas T. Sign up is during lunch on Saturday.
Luis’ Old Place is the ranch’s general store. This unique store, located in an old donkey barn, houses items you may have forgotten to pack, as well as branded apparel or the perfect unique gift. Get the cowboy boots, hat and belt buckle you have always wanted. Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Additional shopping options in Grand Lake, Granby, or Winter Park.
Guests wanting to ski at a nearby resort can take the ranch’s complimentary daily shuttles to Ski Granby Ranch and Winter Park Resort. Winter Park was just rated the #1 ski resort in North America by USA Today!
The ranch concierge can also help set up transportation, guided skiing, equipment rentals, lift tickets, and lessons.
Sleigh Rides are available during the winter months.
Sleigh Rides typically venture out into the beautiful meadows for a scenic ride through the snow. On this excursion you will meet out team of Belgian Draft Horses and will learn about the “horsepower” behind these magnificent animals. Sleigh Rides with our team of Belgian’s are available most days at 10:15 a.m. as a group activity for up to 12 people.
The ranch has its own private tubing hill on property where you can enjoy a thrilling ride on a one or two person tube. Snowmobiles provide access to the top of the hill. This adventure takes place every afternoon at 2:00 pm during the winter months. Helmets are required and provided and this activity is included at no additional cost.
C Lazy U Ranch operates its own snowmobile tours on ranch property and has has a fleet of snowmobiles for the guests to use. Tours of up to eight people last two hours and explore a wide variety of ranch terrain. Tours are $150 for one person and $45 per additional rider. Sign up at the Outfitter’s Cabin. Helmets are required and provided. Must be 16 with a valid driver’s license to drive.
C Lazy U Ranch was voted the 2nd best snowshoe destination in the world by Snowshoe Magazine because of the remarkable trail system and beauty of the ranch. Guests are welcome to explore the ranch’s 8,500 acres on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.
Enjoy a refreshing swim in the spring-fed, heated pool which is open mid-May to mid-September. Great for both kids and adults for sunbathing, swimming laps, and playing around.
Enjoy two, family-friendly hot tubs located by the pool and Patio House. The hot tubs are open year-round and are perfect for relaxing those sore muscles after a day in the saddle.
There is no life guard on duty but there is an attendant on site. ADA lift available on-site.
The ranch has two Laykold tennis courts behind the Patio House along the river. During our summer season, the ranch provides a complimentary hitting partner. All equipment is provided and the court can be reserved in the Outfitter’s Cabin.
At C Lazy U Ranch you can watch 200 horses run out to pasture each day. This event is called the Jingle and each morning our wranglers ride out to pasture, round up the horses and drive them back into the ranch for the daily trail rides. At the end of the day the horses go back out to pasture and the guests get to watch them as they ride by the Lodge or the Patio House.
Trap shooting is available twice daily, guests can sign-up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. This activity requires an additional charge of $40.00 per person. A wide range of age appropriate firearms are available, including a .22, .410, and 12 gauge shot gun. Ranch personnel is extensively trained in gun safety and each guest is required to attend a safety briefing before shooting.
For the safety of our staff and guests, please leave your personal firearms at home. Thank you!
Horseback riding in winter is offered both indoors and out.
For indoor riding, our 12,000 square-foot indoor arena is the place to be! You won’t just do laps around the rail either, guests can take lessons and attend clinics.
For outdoor riding, nothing quite beats the beauty and quiet of a snowy trail ride over the hills and through the woods.
Winter trap shooting is available once daily before lunch. Guests can sign-up in the Outfitter’s Cabin, and this activity carries an added charge of $40.00 per person. A wide variety of age-appropriate firearms are available, including a .22, .410, and 12-gauge shotgun. Ranch personnel are well-trained in gun safety and all guests who participate are required to attend a safety briefing before shooting.
For the safety of our staff and guests, please leave your personal firearms at home. Thank you!
The ranch offers two yoga experiences:
Hike to Yoga, Tuesday at 2:00 pm
A 90 minute journey that begins with a brief “hike” to our viewpoint where we will do an hour hatha/vinyasa yoga class that is suitable for all levels. Rides can also be arranged up and back. $35/person.
Lazy You Yoga, Thursday at 9:00 am
An hour beginner’s level seated yoga class that mainly consists of basic stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation to reduce back pain and stress. The class is held on Latigo Room deck or in the wine cellar when it rains. $25/person.