Colorful Colorado: Fall at the Ranch

Colorado is beautiful in any season, but fall is one of the most colorful. The beautiful Rocky Mountains, spotted with fiery red-orange aspens, draw in hundreds of Colorado natives and tourists alike every year. At C Lazy U dude ranch, you’ll get a front row ticket to the riot of color that comes with a Colorado fall. With crisp air, crunchy leaves, and autumn activities, you’ll wish the season never had to end. 

Fall leaves with mountains in background

Take a Fall Hike  

With 8,500 acres of trail, there’s no shortage of fall hiking at C Lazy U. If you’re on the hunt for the most scenic views at the ranch, sign up for a guided hike. Our ranch hands will accompany you through the property on some of the best trails and take you to the most picturesque locations.  With trails to accommodate every skill level, you can enjoy fall’s beauty at your own speed.  

Try Horseback Riding 

Woman riding horse in the fall

If you want to see even more of Colorado’s gorgeous colors, sign up for horseback riding! Trail riding is a great way to loop around the ranch and soak up the ranch’s beauty while learning a new skill. Regular trail rides are scheduled daily, so you can keep coming back for more.   

Do Some Fly Fishing 

Fly fishing

October and November are the best time for catching big brown trout on the Colorado River.  Fall fly fishing lets you enjoy the colors, cooler temperatures, and big fish without the hubbub of the summer season.  

Bike Through the Mountains  

Speed through the golden forest with complimentary bikes and gear. If you’ve never biked before or need a refresher, sign up for a guided tour with our mountain biking guides.  They’ll help you get up to speed or perfect your mountain biking technique while taking you through breathtaking fall scenery.    

Take a Drive

The Rocky Mountain National Park, just 30 minutes from C Lazy U ranch, is listed as one of the best places to see Colorado’s fall colors. Take a half-day or full-day trip on Trail Ridge Road, which is famous for its beautiful alpine scenery.  If you’re lucky enough to visit between mid-September and mid-October, you might just catch the fall elk rut, when tens of hundreds of elks gather in one spot. 

C Lazy U Ranch sign with fall trees in background

No matter how you choose to take in the sights, the ranch will be there to welcome you at the end of each day with a gourmet meal, a curated wine list, games, and music. Then, wake up the next day, choose another activity, and do it all over again!  

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I recently went to C Lazy U with my husband, sister and son (age 7). We were there for 4 nights and it was truly one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. All of us had a blast doing things we've never done before: horseback riding, trap shooting, hatchet throwing, archery, bb gun shooting, feeding horses. Oh - and the zip lining was a blast.

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