Summer Activities

The fun never stops at C Lazy U in the summer, for both children and adults! With so many summer activities to keep you busy, you’ll never get bored. But don’t worry, you’ll also have plenty of time for resting and relaxation.

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Archery

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.

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

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.

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Colorado Fly Fishing

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.

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Games & Paddleboating

Paddleboats – Get out on the water!

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.

Pool, shuffleboard, air hockey, ping pong, and foosball – Each of these games is located in the basement of the Patio House in the Game Room.

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.

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Luxury Camping in Colorado

Glamping, “glamorous camping” or “luxury camping,” requires an additional charge of $135 for a one-night family experience. Arrive at a scenic remote location to a roaring fire and a canvas tent outfitted with one queen bed and three twin beds. Plush linens, a wood burning stove, electricity, and a s’mores kit make this experience unforgettable. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin.

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Mountain Biking

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.

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Off-Ranch Activities

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!

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Ropes Course & Zip Line

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 $65.00 per person or $35.00 for zip line only.

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Shodeo

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.

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Swimming Pool

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. There is no life guard on duty but there is an attendant on site. ADA lift available on-site.

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Tennis

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.

Trap Shooting

Trap shooting is available twice daily, guests can sign-up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. This activity requires an additional charge of $35.00 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.

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“Best Family Trip”

We have been wanting to go to C Lazy U for quite a few years now and finally made the trip happen. All I could think was why did we wait so long. Our kids were so enthralled with the whole experience. The counselors were great, the horses and whole ranch experience was great, food was amazing, lodging was awesome.

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