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All-Inclusive, Luxury Dude Ranch

for an unforgettable summer vacation

Welcome to the C Lazy U Guest Ranch & Resort

C Lazy U was recently awarded the 3rd best resort in Colorado and the 9th best resort in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, the third consecutive year the ranch has been ranked within the top 3 in Colorado and top 10 in the U.S. C Lazy U also been named the 8th Best Destination Resort by the USA Today Travel Awards, and our spa earned accolades from Shape Magazine’s Healthy Travel Awards.

Thank you to all our wonderful guests and members who made this possible!

A Colorado Summer Vacation for the Family

The snow has given way to sun, meaning summer getaways at C Lazy U have returned with fun and family adventure! The ranch’s 8,500 acres of Colorado countryside transforms into a lush green landscape, viewed best atop one of our horses on the trail or out fly fishing on Willow Creek. During a summer family getaway at C Lazy U, adults spend their time mountain biking, hiking, riding on ranger tours and more while the Kids Program keeps children busy with games and horseback riding—a necessity to perform in the Shodeo, the week’s final competition event that caps off an unforgettable summer vacation.

Check out our summer schedule and summer packing list, for a trip well-planned.

Our calendar is full of excitement and events for the months of June, July, and August plus Labor Day Weekend. Check out C Lazy U’s special program for a ranch-style summer vacation that families with kids will love.

Learn More About Summer at C Lazy U!

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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“A favorite place to return to again and again”

I just had the delightful experience of celebrating my birthday with 30 friends and family at C Lazy U ranch. Once again the service, food, activities and ambiance were exceptional. My husband and I said to each other that we could not imagine NOT returning every year. It truly is a treasured place for us.

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