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C Lazy U won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2024 Oprah Daily’s 2024 Hotel O-Ward for Wellness Retreats A 2023 Winner of the Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards Rated #7 Best All-Inclusive Resort and #10 Best Family Resort by the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards C Lazy U won #7 of the Top 10 Colorado Resorts in the Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards for 2022! C Lazy U is in the top 500 resorts world wide

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 high-class amenities and down-home experiences including:

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An All-Inclusive Resorts with Kids Clubs

Our all-inclusive resort at 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 dude 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.

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Recognized by the Best

2024 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for C Lazy U Ranch C Lazy U Ranch Wins Oprah Daily’s 2024 Hotel O-Ward for Wellness Retreats USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice Awards winner Travel+Leisure World's Best Award C Lazy U rated in the top 500 resorts world wide by Travel+Leisure Top winner in the the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. C Lazy U Ranch was awarded Best All-Inclusive Family Resort in the 2024 Newsweek Readers' Choice Awards C Lazy U is a Good Housekeeping Family Travel Awards winner for 2024 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge

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 trapshooting, archery, mountain biking and plenty of indoor games and off-site activities such as skiing and white-water rafting, you’ll find yourself wishing you had just one more day at the luxury Colorado resort.

Learn more about what dude ranch activities we have to offer during every season, and treat your family to the Colorado vacation of a lifetime at C Lazy U Dude Ranch!

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Celebrating 96 Years as a Colorado Guest Ranch

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 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!

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Wild animals abound here at C Lazy U Ranch. On a visit to our working dude ranch and resort, you’re likely to spot some of the Rocky Mountains’ most iconic creatures, both big and small. Right at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, we share the same wealth of Colorado wildlife that makes RMNP…

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From the Horse's Mouth

Thank you so much for accommodating our Vegan diet!

~ Christina & Brad B.., 12-30-2021

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