C Lazy U Ranch Wildfire FAQs and Updates

October 26, 2020

We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our community, near and far. First and foremost, our deepest gratitude goes out to Grand County community, firefighters, first responders, authorities and volunteers. Here’s an update on the ranch:

How was C Lazy U Ranch impacted?

The Ranch has been impacted by the East Troublesome Fire, including the loss of some member homes and a small number of ranch buildings including the Barn, Evergreen Cabin and two staff housing units, however, we believe the rest of the property has been minimally affected. This continues to be an evolving situation, and we will provide more information as we have it.

Are the horses safe?

The horses were preemptively and swiftly evacuated almost a week before the fire made its way to C Lazy U Ranch. As the fire expanded, we safely relocated the herd a second time. In both instances, these efforts were led and managed by our amazing team of wranglers and managers, and accomplished via the tremendous community outpouring of support and many volunteers. The herd will stay off-ranch until it is safe to bring them back on property.

Is there anything the community can do to assist the ranch?

At this time, the property is closed and with the support from our ranch and volunteer partners, all guests, members, staff and ranch animals are safe and out of harm’s way. The ranch has a task force that will set up the proper donation channels and we will share that information once channels are defined. If you are looking for a way to assist the greater community, we recommend supporting the Grand Foundation and Mountain Family Center

How long will the ranch be closed?

The property will remain closed to immediate access until the local authorities and fire department deem it safe to return. Once granted access, we will conduct a loss analysis and develop an action plan for restoring the property. We have made the difficult decision to cancel all reservations through April 21nd, 2021. We plan to have a grand re-opening in the spring; this date is to be determined.

Who do we contact if we have an existing reservation?

If you have an existing reservation and any questions, please contact info@clazyu.com or call (970) 887-3344.

What does this mean for the future of C Lazy U Ranch?

In the spirit of the West, we are hopeful for the future and look forward to welcoming back guests for the next 100 years. The ranch will reopen for guests! C Lazy U Ranch celebrated 100 years in 2019, and as we look forward to 2021, we have a vision plan in place focused on the next 100 years. Next year, we look forward to welcoming guests back to our premier guest ranch.

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