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A C Lazy U Tradition: The Jingle

As the premier guest ranch of the West, C Lazy U is home to over 200 horses. Tucked in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this elegant dude ranch combines authentic western tradition with five-star luxury, providing guests with unforgettable experiences. While C Lazy U may be famous for horseback riding, gourmet dining, glamping, … Continue Reading »

A Guide to the Animals at C Lazy U

From the early morning jingle, where our herd of 200+ horses comes in from pasture, to afternoons spent riding and bonding with your trusty steed, our animals are the stars of every stay at our premier guest ranch. Get to know some of the animals you’ll come to love when you visit C Lazy U … Continue Reading »

Baby Alice: Almost All Grown Up

Guests these days may find it hard to spot “Baby” Alice on the ranch when surrounded by our other horses, having grown so much (and so fast!) since she was born at C Lazy U almost two years ago. Our wranglers have had a lot of fun with Alice, our unexpected addition to the herd … Continue Reading »

Happy Birthday Petey!

Today is a very important day here at the C Lazy U – it’s Petey the Donkey’s birthday! Petey turns 24 years old today – that means he was born in 1992! As you all know, Petey is the official C Lazy U Ranch mascot (he did a great job this past Sunday representing C … Continue Reading »

Love On The Ranch

C Lazy U dude ranch is the perfect place for spending time with your loved ones – whether you’re on a family vacation, a romantic couple’s getaway, or celebrating a wedding or family reunion. Love is certainly in the air on the ranch, and the horses are no exception. To celebrate all kinds of love … Continue Reading »

Meet The C Lazy U Donkeys

C Lazy U’s trio of miniature donkeys may be small, but their personalities are huge. Over the years, Petey, Tilly, and Wilbur have stolen the hearts of guests, staff, and horses alike. Get to know some of the stars of our premier guest ranch by learning more about C Lazy U’s donkeys.   What Do The … Continue Reading »

Petey Paparazzi

Hello to all my loyal blog readers- it’s been a while… but holy cow has it been a busy summer! I have to say that the thing that took up most of my time was posing for pictures with all of you at Rockies games, or during your stays at the ranch. I’ve never felt … Continue Reading »

Quadruped of the Month- June

So it’s taken me a little while to pick June’s quadruped of the month, but we’ve got a lot of terrific candidates.  After much debate, however, I’ve decided on this beauty (we call her Rose):     Now Rose is a very interesting horse as she already has several brands on her (if you’ve ever … Continue Reading »

Quadruped of the Month- May

All, I’m pleased to introduce you to this month’s quadruped of the month: her name is Spot and she is new to the ranch as of this April!   Spot isn’t the thinnest horse in the herd, but I like a girl that can eat so it’s no problem to me- she’s actually built low … Continue Reading »

Quadruped of the Month-April

Hello loyal blog readers (I came to the conclusion today, by the way, that the reason I have so many loyal readers is because this blog is essentially an extension of me, so when you can’t be with me all the time this give you the next best thing… right? Well, I’m back and so … Continue Reading »

What Do C Lazy U’s Horses Do In The Winter?

With over 200 horses and 8,500 acres of Colorado mountains to explore, horseback riding is one of the most popular activities at C Lazy U ranch. This family-friendly vacation activity is available year-round, allowing guests to experience the beauty of the ranch in every season. Today, we’re answering your most-asked questions about what C Lazy … Continue Reading »

What Kind Of Horses Are There At C Lazy U?

As a working dude ranch, C Lazy U offers world-renowned horseback riding for children, teens, and adults. Although the ranch is home to over 200 horses, you won’t see all of them on the trail. Read on to learn more about the different kinds of horses at C Lazy U, what they do, and meet … Continue Reading »

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For decades, our Kids and Teens Program has served toddlers, teens, and every child in between, making it a perfect place to vacation with kids. This year, the program is welcoming back an old friend: Diane Hefter, who served as the ranch’s Head Kids Counselor in 1996. After years of working with children in various … 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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