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Kid's Club

During Winter, Spring and Fall the C Lazy U Ranch offers an optional Kid’s Club for guests who are staying on ranch. Parents can enroll their children in the morning or afternoon sessions, or both. Counselors entertain and supervise the children as they do age-appropriate activities geared toward making the most of Colorado’s seasons and whatever bounty nature provides while guests are staying. We designed it to be a flexible program that adapts to the weather and the ages of the children who are enrolled that day.

The main differences between the Kid’s Club and the Summer/Holiday Children’s Programs are:

Kid’s Club
Children’s Program
Signup required Sign-up not necessary: the ranch plans for all children to participate
All meals eaten together Dinners eaten separately
All horseback rides together Adults and children ride separately except for the weekly family ride
Ages 3-12 only, no teens Children grouped into 4 different age groups including teens age 13 -17
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Seasonal Kid’s Club Details

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The Kid’s Club is available primarily September through May, except for periods where the ranch is running the full Children’s Program during the summer, Christmas and New Year’s.


Counselor Supervision:

  • 9:15 am to 12:00 noon
  • 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm


Kids are grouped by age 3-12 and generally do most activities together. We do not have a teen Kid’s Club.


All meals are enjoyed together as a family.

Important Things to Know

  • Horseback riding is not offered on Sundays. The feed wagon, sleigh rides and other activities will be available in lieu of horseback riding.
  • Please note that ice skating typically closes at the end of February due to warmer temperatures.
  • Outdoor activities are weather dependent. Please see our packing lists by season so you can come prepared for all types of weather.

Sign Up?

Sign up is required for the Kid’s Club. This can be arranged prior to your arrival or on-site at the Outfitters Cabin. 24 hour advanced notice is required for the Kid’s Club.

Baby Sitting

C Lazy U Ranch does not provide babysitting services but can recommend a local service. No kids under the age of 3 will be allowed in Kid’s Club and require a babysitter/nanny. Cowpokes – ages 3 to 5 – must be potty trained. Discounted rates available for families who bring a nanny who is caring for children under 3 (or un-potty trained 3-year-olds).

Program Activities

  • All horseback rides are enjoyed together as a family, via sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin, along with all activities outside of the Winter Kid’s Club.
  • Program activities are dependent on the ages of the kids, interests & weather.
  • Seasonal activities with counselors include fishing, archery, BB gun shooting, arts and crafts, pony rides, donkey cart rides, movies, cookie decorating, ranger rides, scavenger hunts, grooming clinics, game room and roping, grooming clinics, sledding and tubing by the pond, ice skating and snow activities.
  • In winter, during the afternoon session when kids go tubing, moms and dads have the option to join them.

Family Activities

Horseback riding, ropes course, fly fishing, zip line, trap shooting, archery, BB guns shooting, hatchet throwing, spa, white water rafting, guided hiking, guided mountain biking, guided snowshoeing, guided cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and tubing.

Two girls snowtubing during a winter getaway vacation at C Lazy U

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Pony Express Newsletter

Our Pony Express Newsletter is sent once a month and is chock full of fun facts, ranch updates, games and fun facts about the animals on the ranch. Sign up your children today!

Please fill out the form once per email address. For example, if your younger children will receive email at your email address, put their first names in the First Name field, and your email address in the Email field and submit. Then for your teen son who has his own email address, submit the form again with his information.

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