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New To Horseback Riding? Here’s What You Need To Know

Whether you’re brand new to horseback riding or just getting back in the saddle, at C Lazy U our experienced wranglers will provide you with a gentle, highly trained horse that is just right for your size and abilities. This beginner’s guide to horseback riding will help novice riders have a fun and enjoyable trail … Continue Reading »

The Yoga Experience at CLU

When you visit C Lazy U Ranch, you’re in for a whole lot of adventure, excitement, and rough-and-tumble fun. But it’s not all exhilarating outdoor exploits — you’ll also get the chance to center yourself during our relaxing outdoor yoga sessions and upcoming special events. Yoga at C Lazy U Yoga is offered at C … Continue Reading »

What is a Dude Ranch? A Brief History

The History a Dude Ranch 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 … Continue Reading »

Why We Love Summer Horseback Riding

C Lazy U offers horseback riding year-round, but there’s just something special about summer riding. The warm breeze, bright blue skies, and long summer days create the perfect environment for trail rides. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, there’s tons of reasons to love summer horseback riding at C Lazy U.  Gorgeous Weather  Summer … Continue Reading »

A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing

Ever thought of giving fly fishing a try but worried it would take years to learn? With the right gear and a little help from our expert guides, fly fishing can be fun for the whole family, whatever your skill level! During your all-inclusive family vacation at C Lazy U ranch, our experienced guides will … Continue Reading »

Plan Your Family Reunion At C Lazy U Dude Ranch

Whether you’re reconnecting with a dozen cousins or creating an event for hundreds of relatives, planning a successful family reunion can be a challenge. Luckily, C Lazy U makes it easy. This all-inclusive dude ranch is set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and offers breathtaking views, mouthwatering food, and plenty of activities for … Continue Reading »

Is Children’s Horseback Riding Safe?

As one of the top family vacation destinations in the US, C Lazy U is no stranger to helping guests of all ages and ability levels experience the magic of Colorado horseback riding. To keep our youngest riders safe, we’ve developed a specialized kids horseback riding program. Read on to learn more about what our … Continue Reading »

Top 5 Christmas Adventures at C Lazy U Ranch

The holiday season is always said to be a magical time, but it is never so true as when you are spending it at the dude ranch. Lights twinkling across a snowy landscape, roaring fires in cozy cabins, and delicious meals every night leading up to a big feast on Christmas Eve: it’s a Christmas … Continue Reading »

How Well Do You Know C Lazy U?

As the premier guest ranch of the West, C Lazy U boasts a rich history and a thrilling future.  Whether you’ve visited us year after year or just love staying up-to-date with the latest C Lazy U news, we have a challenge for you: how well do you really know our dude ranch? We’ve put … Continue Reading »

Meet C Lazy U’s New Kids & Teens Program Manager

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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For decades, C Lazy U Ranch’s Kids and Teens Program has helped children from toddlers to teens build skill and have incredible adventures out in the American West. But, contrary to how it may seem, good old fashioned dude ranch fun doesn’t just appear out of thin air – it takes a hard-working team to … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

Everything was perfect! The staff was great, food was amazing, riding was perfect. The cabins were very clean and comfortable.All of the staff went above and beyond. I can't name just one because they were all so amazing.

~ Sandra H., 10-17-2021

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