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C Lazy U Celebrates Authentic Cowboy Culture

July 20, 2023

The fourth Saturday in July is the National Day of the Cowboy! At C Lazy U dude ranch & resort in Granby, Colorado, we’re all about celebrating this storied symbol of American culture along with everything that makes the West powerful and enchanting. For over 100 years we’ve been preserving the rich heritage and authentic spirit of the West. Looking to experience the true essence of cowboy life with all the comfort of modern 5-star amenities? Pull on your boots, pop on a Stetson, and allow C Lazy U Ranch to awaken your inner cowpoke. 

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Authentic Western Experiences for the Whole Family

The moment you set foot on the ranch, you’ll enter a world steeped in the timeless traditions of the Rocky Mountain West. Our all-inclusive activities capture the thrill and freedom of the cowboy lifestyle – and since we’re a working dude ranch, every one of our hardworking wranglers walks-the-walk and talks-the-talk. 

Whether you’re seeking summer excitement or the magic of a winter wonderland, there’s always something amazing in-store for you on our 8,500 acres of Colorado mountain majesty. Meet your new best friend, a horse specifically paired to your riding skill, age, and personality, and enjoy getting to know them over a week of horseback riding excursions tailored to your comfort level. Guests can even showcase their riding talents in our kids’ rodeo or adults’ pole bending, barrel racing, and Texas T competitions. 

When you’re not riding, you can try your hand at activities like trap shooting, hatchet throwing, archery, hiking, guided fishing, and so much more! There’s always something to keep you occupied on the ranch – even if that something is just kicking up your feet and enjoying a drink by the fire.  

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Modern Cowboy Luxury

Ranching, wrangling, and the cowboy lifestyle are still alive and well in the American West, and as Western culture has entered the 21st Century, cowpokes have kept the grand traditions of the past and infused them with the luxurious comforts of modernity. The result: a resort experience unlike any other. From our award-winning Lazy U Spa – with moonlit soaks in copper tubs and massages over the river – to yoga hikes, luxury glamping, Kids & Teens Programs, and barbeques by the pool, C Lazy U has everything necessary to ensure your vacation feels like a vacation. And when the days are done, you can cozy-up in newly-renovated lodging featuring wood-burning fireplaces and comforting touches that’ll make you feel right at home.  

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Gourmet Western Cuisine

No celebration of the cowboy would be complete without savoring the flavors of the West. Our talented culinary team, led by Executive Chef Cory Untch, combines the traditional flavors of the Western landscape with contemporary fine dining techniques. The result is a rotating seasonal menu of scrumptious, hearty meals built on the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. To elevate your culinary experience, let sommelier Tony Collier recommend a wine from our award-winning list of more than 450 selections.  

Read More: FAQ – Dining at C Lazy U

Book Your Unforgettable Cowboy Vacation

Looking to truly immerse yourself in the West? Well, what are you waiting for? Brush up on your cowboy slang, get yourself some Western duds, and start planning your stay at one of the best resorts in the West. Contact C Lazy U all-inclusive dude ranch to get started today

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