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Dude Ranch Vacations – Myth vs. Fact

We’re often asked “what, exactly, is a dude ranch?” We’ve explained what they are and how they came about way back when in the early 1900s. Now we’re ready to clear up some notions (both true and false) that some folks may have about dude ranch vacations. Here are a few myths about spending time … Continue Reading »

Celebrate Relaxation Day and Laziness at C Lazy U

Those Lazy crazy days of summer may be coming to an end, but August is particularly good month to relax. Official ‘Lazy Day’ is recognized on August 10, and National Relaxation day falls on August 15. August is the month to claim your vacation days (or just play hooky) and do absolutely nothing at all. … Continue Reading »

10 Reasons to Visit C Lazy U Ranch This Summer

Time is quickly running out to book a summer getaway at C Lazy U for 2015 with only two weeks with remaining availability, though it’s never too early to start planning for summer 2016 too! Are you ready for a luxurious outdoor escape in colorful Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains? For anyone … Continue Reading »

Enter Our Social Summer “Mug Shot” Photo Contest!

Now that summer has officially started, we are ready and raring to kick off our summer photo contest!! We are sure you’re on some sort of social media platform, whether it’s Twitter or Instagram. So why not use these platforms to win cool, free stuff? Check out how much fun summers are at C Lazy … Continue Reading »

Past Guests Share Their Favorite Memories of C Lazy U

We recently asked our fans on Facebook to share their favorite memory of the ranch. You all did not disappoint! Thanks for sharing your memories and making us smile, laugh, and reminisce on great times with you. We learned you love the oasis of fun and relaxation that a vacation at the ranch provides. Also, … Continue Reading »

What is a Dude Ranch? A Brief History

Today, “dude” means something like “bro”. But in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the word had a different slang meaning. Back then, a “dude” was an urbanite. It’s what western cattle ranchers, a.k.a. cowboys, called big-shot city slickers. When city dwellers from the East Coast discovered that ranch visits in the wide open West … Continue Reading »

Colorado-Style Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, forget the flowers, perfume, and housewares. If there’s one thing that any mom wants above all, it’s quality time with her kids. Surprise Mom with an adventurous new experience instead of more stuff. Celebrate motherhood this spring with a getaway to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains – complete with pampering, dining, adventure, and memory-making. … Continue Reading »

Colorado’s Wild Game Dishes: A Dining Guide

In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, eating meat is an adventure. After exploring the high altitude terrain, sit down to an authentic regional meal complete with game meat. When looking at a menu, don’t confuse it for a wildlife guide. Try something new by sampling one of these exotic meats during your stay. Here’s a … Continue Reading »

Snow Day! Tubing, Snowshoeing and Sledding (Oh My!)

Colorado takes its winter fun very seriously, and on weeks like this when the snowstorms leave behind a powder paradise and winter wonderland for everyone to rejoice in, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Colorado’s winter landscape. Thinking outside the ski lift, we’ve come up with more ways to rejoice in fresh powder than … Continue Reading »

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Fall Horseback Riding Vacations

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Colorado is blessed with an abundance of wide-open spaces and wilderness. Hidden away are mountain trails so rugged that the only way to access them is on foot—or, even better, on hoof! The mountain vistas always look even more stunning with a horse in the picture. A horseback journey in Colorado is an iconic experience, … Continue Reading »

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“Best Family Trip”

We have been wanting to go to C Lazy U for quite a few years now and finally made the trip happen. All I could think was why did we wait so long. Our kids were so enthralled with the whole experience. The counselors were great, the horses and whole ranch experience was great, food was amazing, lodging was awesome.

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