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C Lazy U Summer Bucket List: Must-Do Dude Ranch Activities

Offering the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the freedom to roam 8,500 acres of untouched American West, high-class amenities and fun-filled activities, an all-inclusive getaway at C Lazy U Ranch is the best way to spend summer vacation for families.

We’ve created a summer bucket list filled with must-do dude ranch activities so you can experience everything C Lazy U has to offer and make countless memories you’ll never forget.

Catch the Daily Jingle

Normally getting stuck in rush hour wouldn’t be at the top of your summer bucket list, but at C Lazy U Ranch, the early morning rush — what we call the “jingle” — is quite a sight.

Instead of honking cars, you’ll hear the clopping and whinnying of horses when it’s rush hour on the ranch. Every morning at 6 a.m., our herd of over 200 horses comes in from pasture, corralled by our skilled wranglers to get fed, groomed and saddled for a day on the trails. Make sure you don’t miss this magical moment!

Enjoy a Cup of Cowboy Coffee

Nothing fuels your day like a freshly brewed cup of “Cowboy Coffee.” Brewed over at lodge fire pit and served alongside a hearty, ranch-style family breakfast, it’s just the thing to help you prepare for the high-energy activities coming your way.

Spot Three Kinds of Colorado Wildlife

Right at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, C Lazy U offers many opportunities to spot all kinds of Colorado wildlife. From moose and elk to wild antelope and deer, there’s plenty to see here.

Explore our 8,500 acres of land on horseback, by foot or by bike to spot at least three different types of wild animals. Watching for wildlife is a great way to see different parts of our grounds and get the full C Lazy U experience.

Sneak off to a Romantic Spot

Whether you’re visiting C Lazy U as a couple or with the whole family, make sure you sneak away to one of the many romantic spots on the ranch to share a special moment with your loved one.

Give Your Horse a Nice Grooming

At the C Lazy U guest ranch, horseback riding is a daily activity – and it’s a great way to see the beautiful summer scenery Colorado has to offer. Each day, you and your family will set out with the same horse for morning and afternoon trail rides, which allows you to bond with your steed.

You can further strengthen this bond and can check something unique off your C Lazy U bucket list by grooming your horse after a long day’s ride.

Learn more about the horses at our Colorado dude ranch, our adult horseback riding program and our age-appropriate kids riding program.

Go to the Saturday Shodeo

Attending the Shodeo is a great way to wrap up your summer horseback riding vacation. The Shodeo is our weekly C Lazy U rodeo where the kids get to show off all the skills they’ve learned throughout the week, and the adults compete in cowboy competitions like pole bending, barrel racing, keyhole trials and the Texas T.  

Come on Down to C Lazy U for the Perfect Summer Vacation

With so many summer activities to do and things to see at our Colorado dude ranch, you’re sure to have the summer vacation of a lifetime.

Contact us today to plan your stay and start checking off items on your summer bucket list.

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“Great family vacation”

We took our kids (ages 12, 10 and 9) and had a great time. Plenty to do for everybody. We rode horses, went tubing, and skiing. The staff is very friendly and ready to help with any request. The food was amazing.

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