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All-Inclusive, Luxury Dude Ranch

for an unforgettable holiday 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 the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The ranch has been ranked within the top 3 in Colorado and top 10 in the USA for the past three years in a row.  Thank you to all our wonderful guests and members who made this possible.

Celebrate a Picture-Perfect Holiday at C Lazy U

Don’t haul those heavy decorations out of the attic just yet! Get away and disconnect for the holidays by spending a memorable, relaxing holiday at C Lazy U Guest Ranch. Whether you want to celebrate with the whole family or spend a little quiet time with your significant other, C Lazy U has something for everyone. From seasonal activities like private downhill skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides to snowmobiling and ice skating, spending the holidays at C Lazy U is such an exciting yet relaxing experience, you may never want to go home!

With picturesque mountains, inviting décor and all of our luxurious amenities, the holiday experience at C Lazy U will be one you won’t forget. Gather at a table filled with family and new friends to feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner after catching the parade and the game. Christmas features not only tree trimming and carols but a special visit from Santa, who arrives by a horse-drawn sleigh filled with gifts for our guests. New Year’s Eve is a celebration for kids and adults alike, with games, a live band and a photo booth to ring in the new year.

Spending the holidays with C Lazy U is the perfect chance to make everlasting memories — it might just become a new family tradition.

Check out all the winter activities at the ranch!

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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Wild animals are our neighbors here at C Lazy U Guest Ranch. On a visit to the ranch, you’re likely to spot some of the Rocky Mountains’ most iconic creatures, big and small. Right at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, we share the same wealth of wildlife that makes RMNP one of the … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“Fantastic! Just Go”

What a fabulous long weekend we had. From the moment we arrive(earlier than expected) and were warmly greeted and taken to our lovely well appointed cabin, to the moment we left 3 days later we were constantly thrilled by gracious service, professionalism, alot of fun and perhaps most importantly well trained horses, wonderful trail rides, and fantastic staff.

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