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And We’re Off!

“Let’s go up!” Echoes the wrangler’s cry in the distance of the crisp summer morning. “Clip” “clop” go the hooves on the dirt ranch driveway- 180 horses snort and whinney as they make their way into the corrals, Ready for breakfast. A dart of green here A flash of red there The hummingbirds have arrived, … 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 »

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 »

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Fall Horseback Riding Vacations

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Think good wine is hard to find way out in the high country of Colorado? Think again. We like nice things here at C Lazy U—it’s why we guarantee our Five Spur Service—so we offer a fabulous selection of wine to complement your just-as-fabulous meals. An in-house sommelier, at your (five-spur) service It’s no easy … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“Great family vacation”

The C Lazy U provided the experience my family will never forget. The kids program, food, activities, cabins and staff were all outstanding. Our family learned to ride and compete in a show at the end of the week stay.

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