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The Best in the West for Unique Spring Break Vacations

A week of relaxation, fun and a carefree attitude: that’s what spring break is for. But kids and teens shouldn’t be the only ones to benefit, since parents often need a break too! While some families are away on their own spring break vacations, take part in a special spring break for families in the … Continue Reading »

C Lazy U Kids Give Us a Gift to Treasure

When nine-year-old Grace and Zoey left C Lazy U after a weeklong adventure at the ranch with their parents during the busy winter season, they were, like many of our young guests, very sad to say goodbye — and not just to our horses, but to the action-packed activities that they took part in, such … Continue Reading »

The Parallels of Yoga & Horsemanship

Guest Post by Cathy Woods, Cowgirl/Yogini Often, yoga is thought of as “a form of stretches done on a mat”, but actually, yoga is so much more. Much of what is practiced on the mat and in yogic lifestyle are simply “metaphors for living,” and….for horsemanship. In my 26 years of yoga teaching/retreat leading around … Continue Reading »

Meet Dusty – C Lazy U’s Horse of the Month

Here’s A Special Note from Dusty Hi Friends! My name is Dusty and I will be your best, best, best friend while you are here! I am a beautiful paint that is typically assigned to fast riders. While I like to go fast, my favorite part about trail riding is taking a break where I get … Continue Reading »

9 Subjects to Photograph on the C Lazy U Dude Ranch

Photographers, practice your quick draw. The photographer’s dilemma at C Lazy U is keeping the cameras close at hand and ready to shoot at all times. The photo-worthy moments just keep coming. We’ve hosted hundreds of photographers over the years, from pros with lenses as long as their arms to Instagram stars who work their … Continue Reading »

This Year, Pass the #TravelSauce

When the conversation around the table gets too bland during this year’s holiday feast, break out the travel sauce — and start discussing your family’s next great vacation! While everyone is busy filling their bellies, you can start working up a new appetite for adventure. According to the Family Travel Association, a coalition of family … Continue Reading »

A Winter Like No Other At C Lazy U

We have an ongoing debate at the ranch about what season is best at C Lazy U. The summer sympathizers are quick to point out that warm weather is best for a classic dude ranch experience and horseback riding. The winter enthusiasts beg to differ. You see, C Lazy U is tucked away in the … Continue Reading »

Meet Pebbles – C Lazy U’s Horse of the Month

  Here’s A Special Note from Pebbles Hello C Lazy U guests! My name is Pebbles and in case you haven’t figured it out by now, I am Petey’s wife, not his girlfriend, but his wife! I am plump and beautiful with a large white blaze. I am extremely protective of MY Petey, so please be … Continue Reading »

Colorado Wildlife to Watch for at C Lazy U

Wild animals are our neighbors here at C Lazy U Guest Ranch. On a visit to the ranch, you’re likely to spot some of the Rocky Mountains’ most iconic creatures, big and small. Right at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, we share the same wealth of wildlife that makes RMNP one of the … Continue Reading »

Meet Domino – C Lazy U’s Horse of the Month

  Here’s A Special Note from Domino Yo, Yo, Yo what’s up!! I’m Domino!! I dare you to figure out what horse I am!! Here is a hint…. I am a Leopard Appaloosa with the coloring of a classic children’s game! And in case you didn’t know, I was also in the movie Saddle Ridge Ranch … Continue Reading »

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Winter horseback riding in Colorado is unlike any other experience you’ll have at a dude ranch in the American West, thanks to our 8,500 acres of prime Rocky Mountain landscape. We’ve got access to some of the best horseback riding trails in Colorado, and we try our best to make sure you get a glimpse … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“Giddyup!”

An incredible ranch experience for our group of nine people - 5 adults and 4 children ages 6 - 11. We had never been on horses, but by the end of the week, the kids were loping and participating in the "showdeo". The attention to detail, the amazing food, the variety of activities for all ages, the lovely tented spa experience and the beautiful scenery all added up to the best vacation we have ever had!

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