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All-Inclusive, Luxury Dude Ranch for an unforgettable family vacation

Fun-Filled Family Vacations

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 a Top 3 resort in Colorado and Top 10 resort in the US for three years running 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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With the sun setting earlier, the air turning crisp and the schools opening their doors for yet another year, it’s time to say so long to summer. Your family vacation at C Lazy U may feel as though it happened so very long ago, but there are still ways to keep that dude ranch spirit … Continue Reading »

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“Luxury without pretension”

Our family has been going to C Lazy U for a week every summer since 2013. We look forward to it every year more and more. Once you arrive, you don't need your car for 7 days. Only your feet for run/walks/hikes, a horse or a mountain bike (they have many to use) to adventure among the miles and miles of peaceful trails among aspen forests.

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