Chosen as the #1 resort in Colorado by the Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards Rated a #2 Destination Resort by the USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards Rated #3 in the American West by Travel and Leisure Celebrating 100 years 1919 - 2019
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All-Inclusive, Luxury Dude Ranch for an unforgettable family vacation

Fun-Filled Family Vacations in Colorado

No matter if you’re a family of city slickers or seasoned horseback riders, a Colorado vacation at one of the country’s most celebrated, historic dude ranches is an experience that brings the whole family together. C Lazy U, an all-inclusive, year-round guest ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, offers the best of both worlds: high-class amenities and down-home experiences, with luxurious cabins, gourmet meals, daily trail rides and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy all year round.

C Lazy U offers a packed schedule of activities for adults and children, but families are free to explore the ranch as they wish. Our Kids and Teens Program is perfect for kids of all ages — toddlers get their first taste of ranch life, while teens socialize with their peers — and the adults get to do things their way. At the end of the day, families and other guests gather to share the memories they’ve made that day, swapping stories around a cozy fire or participating in special events with the kids.

Recognized by the Best

Huff Post recognizes C Lazy U Ranch Forbes recognizes C Lazy U Ranch Awarded 2nd Best Destination Resort by USA Today Travel+Leisure recognizes C Lazy U Ranch rated the number one resort in Colorado by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. Brides Magazine recognizes C Lazy U Ranch LUX 2018 Tourism Award Winner The Today Show recognizes C Lazy U Ranch

Year-round vacations at C Lazy U

Vacations at our Colorado dude ranch adapt to the seasons, taking advantage of what nature has to offer us high up in the mountains. In the summers, you’ll spend your time riding horses among the wildflowers or wading in Willow Creek to catch your first fish. In the winters, snow blankets our mountainsides, creating some of the best slopes in the west for skiing and tubing. With on-site activities such as trap shooting, archery, mountain biking and plenty of indoor games, you’ll find yourself wishing you had just one more day at the ranch.

Treat your family to the vacation of a lifetime at C Lazy U Ranch!

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Celebrating 96 Years as a Colorado Guest Ranch

There is an authentic dude ranch out west where the Colorado River runs off the Continental Divide and winds its way through mountain valleys. It’s a land of green meadows, blue skies, and crisp Colorado air. This is Colorado ranch country, and has been for almost a century. Things have changed some since the early days, but the history of horseback riding, fly fishing, and Colorado family vacations remain a stronghold of tradition that passes down from one generation to the next.

Since 1919, the C Lazy U guest ranch in Colorado has been celebrated around the world for its rich history, rustic elegance, legendary cuisine, and signature 5-Spur Service™. There is something (and then some) for everyone who enjoys luxury dude ranch vacations. Kids enjoy adventure and discovery while adults do everything they want, or nothing at all. Corporations and groups enjoy this all inclusive dude ranch as a simple and secluded corporate retreat location destination. Get ready to plan your perfect ranch wedding at C Lazy U and enjoy the beautiful western vistas and activities C Lazy U offers!

Thank you for taking the time to explore our Colorado dude ranch web site. You can learn more about our horseback riding vacations and all-inclusive ranch vacations here, or you’re welcome to reach out personally on the phone, we’d love to hear from you. After all, personal interaction is as important to us today as it was back in the early 1900s.

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While summer may be the first choice for weddings, a winter wedding at a dude ranch such as C Lazy U may forever change your mind. When you couple C Lazy U’s snow-covered landscape and beautiful spaces with these charming, cozy and personal touches, you create a unique, memorable experience for you and your wedding … Continue Reading »

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“Brought out this city girl's inner cowgirl!”

I cannot say enough about this vacation - best I've had in years! We were celebrating a friend's 40th and thought going to a dude ranch might be something different and fun. C LAZY U exceeded our wildest expectations!

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