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Equipment desk in the Activity Yurt

Activity Yurt

The Activity Yurt at C Lazy U Ranch sits on the shore of the pond, you can’t miss it! It is surrounded by a large deck which is a great place to hang out near the water, with lovely and serene views. Inside the Yurt is the equipment desk where staff will get you set up with whatever equipment you need for your chosen activity.

fitness center

Fitness Center

Guests have complimentary access to C Lazy U’s Fitness Center. The gym is open 24/7, allowing you to work out whenever you’d like. The updated, modern gym features plenty of equipment:

  • Free weights
  • Machine weights
  • Elliptical machines
  • Treadmills

Horseback riding and all the other ranch activities offered at C Lazy U Ranch surely gets the blood flowing, but guests who have their own workout routine don’t have to give it up while on a dude ranch vacation. Contact us if you’d like more information about our gym facilities.

game room at c lazy u

Game Room

The Game Room is located in the basement of the Patio House and offers pool, shuffleboard, air hockey, ping pong, and foosball.

axe throwing at hay bails

Hatchet Throwing

Hatchet throwing a fun activity that is offered at the ranch two times each day during the summer and is safe for ages 6 and up. The Director of Activities oversees this activity and ensures it is safe in a controlled environment, so channel your inner lumberjack and throw some hatchets!

Hatchet throwing is offered in Spring, Summer and Fall.

horsemanship groundwork activity

Horsemanship Clinic

The Horsemanship Clinic is a groundwork session in the indoor arena.  The clinic provides basic groundwork instruction and allows riders to get more comfortable with their horses through a variety of leadership exercises.  The clinic is available to adults only with a maximum of 6 people per session and it can be suited to any skill level.

This activity is available upon request and is not offered daily.  Please check with the Outfitters Cabin to schedule a Horsemanship Clinic during your stay.

Lazy You Spa

The award-winning Lazy You Spa is located on the banks of Willow Creek in five heated tents, two of which are massage tents with glass floors suspended over the river. Listen to the gentle flow of the river and recuperate with one of our relaxing massages, a copper tub soak, scrub, or a facial. Winter services are in a different location with a cozy sitting room and crackling fire.

Learn more about the Lazy You Spa

Shopping at Luis’ Old Place

The Mercantile at Luis’ Old Place is the ranch’s general store. This unique store, located in an old donkey barn, houses items you may have forgotten to pack, as well as branded apparel or the perfect unique gift. Get the cowboy boots, hat and belt buckle you have always wanted. Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Additional shopping options in Grand Lake, Granby, or Winter Park.

The Jingle

One of C Lazy U Ranch’s most exciting events is the Daily Jingle.  The Jingle is when the horses go out to pasture in the afternoon and come back in the morning to get ready for the daily horseback rides. It is called the Jingle because in the past bells were tied on the mischievous horses who liked to hide from being rounded up by wranglers in the dark, early mornings. 

This event happens almost every day of the year and goes out and comes in from different directions on ranch depending on the selected pasture location.  You can expect to see this in the afternoon from 4-5pm and in the morning from 6:30am to 8:30am depending on the season (it’s always earlier in the summer).  In the afternoons we ring the “jingle bell” to alert guests so they can come out to experience this unique spectacle.

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C Lazy U isn’t just a guest ranch and award-winning resort — we’re also a fully functioning dude ranch, upholding over 100 years of Western tradition. In addition to our herd of over 200 horses, C Lazy U is home to a variety of ranch animals, including our fan-favorite staff members: Tilly & Wilbur the…

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From the Horse's Mouth

I participated in the Julie Goodnight Clinic and loved every single minute. As a fairly new rider, I was worried that I would get overwhelmed or feel left behind, but instead I learned so much from instructors and participants. This experience was well beyond my expectations. I seriously have no complaints about course structure or content. I've already been using some of the skills I learned and my horses and I are more connected and I can tell my riding has improved 10x. Just can't say enough good things about Julie and her team. If the sessions were spread out to 5 days, I would be onboard because it was pretty intense (although I think it was exactly what I needed as a newer rider).

~ Melissa H., 10-25-2021

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