Working Dude Ranch

Behind The Scenes at C Lazy U: Meet Tami Burkett 

With 8,500 acres of beautiful land to explore, a herd of 200 horses to ride, and unforgettable activities for the reserved and adventure-seeking alike, it’s no wonder people can’t get enough of C Lazy U ranch. Whether you’re anxiously awaiting your first trip or making a return visit, get to know our beloved Colorado dude … Continue Reading »

New On The Ranch: Meet Branding Brady 

If you haven’t checked out our social feed in a while, you might not have met our newest social media personality: Branding Brady! While he may be new to your social media feed, Brady Johnson has been with the ranch since 2007. Whether you see him when you’re on the ranch, buying ranch property, or … Continue Reading »

Meet The Culinary Team

From serving up fan favorites like homemade skillet cornbread to experimenting with avocado mousse and watermelon radish, something delicious is always cooking at C Lazy U. Our team whips up three mouthwatering gourmet meals every day – tickling our guests’ taste buds and encouraging our chefs to push their culinary creativity to the limit. Interested … Continue Reading »

A Day In The Life Of A CLU Wrangler

C Lazy U is more than a luxury vacation destination in the Rocky Mountains. It’s a real, working dude ranch with miniature donkeys, cows, and a herd of 200 horses. Rooted in the authentic American West, C Lazy U offers the perfect blend of excitement, adventure, and relaxation. Our team of talented wranglers is essential … 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 »

A Day in the Life of a Real Rancher

Guests know C Lazy U as the best destination for a vacation in the Colorado countryside, but there’s much more to the ranch than just horseback riding, amazing food and the myriad outdoor and indoor activities. C Lazy U is a working dude ranch, meaning that there is a lot going on behind the scenes. … 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 »

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 »

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Ranch Blog

It’s finally Summer in the Rocky Mountains, and that means C Lazy U Ranch is painted with lush greenery and golden Colorado sunshine. Whether your days at the ranch are packed full of thrilling activities and western excitement, or spa pampering and self-reflection, you’ll need meals as grand as the West to keep you going. … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

The chef and servers were great about my gluten allergy! They were happy to accommodate my dietary needs. Food was amazing and great variety!

~ Jeana B., 10-16-2021

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