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7 Ways to Celebrate a Colorado-Style Valentine’s Day

Up in the Colorado high country, folks have a special way of showing their affection for each other. Forget the traditional city-slicking clichés of restaurant dinners, rose bouquets, and chocolate boxes: romance here is all about outdoor fun in the Rocky Mountain fresh air. Watch out for Cupid’s arrow with your sweetie this Feb. 14 … Continue Reading »

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 »

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Choosing the destination for your next family summer vacation can be tricky, especially if you have picky kids. Luckily, there’s a place that ticks all the boxes: Colorado. When whittling down your destinations, there are usually filters to help guide your decision: you want a family-friendly place that’s close to nature, or you’re looking for … Continue Reading »

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“Amazing Getaway”

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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