Summer Activities

The fun never stops at C Lazy U in the summer, for both children and adults! With so many summer activities to keep you busy, you’ll never get bored. But don’t worry, you’ll also have plenty of time for resting and relaxation.

Archery

Archery is a complimentary activity at the ranch, using compound bows. Try your skills at traditional targets or three-dimensional targets. Archery is offered Monday-Saturday at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM in the summer. In the winter months you can enjoy this activity in our heated indoor riding arena.

All necessary equipment for this on-ranch activity is provided and there is an extensive safety demonstration performed before all archery sessions begin.

Cattle Pushing

Cattle pushing clinics are offered from mid-May to mid-September and are a great team building activity. This activity is a group event that is perfect for adults, teens, and corporate retreats. The ranch requires that each guest participate in a trail ride prior to joining a cattle clinic. This activity is complimentary and sign up is available in the Outfitter’s Cabin.

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Fly Fishing Trips and Guides in Colorado

Complimentary Orvis-endorsed fly fishing is available from May to October. Basic fly-fishing instruction and lure fishing can be enjoyed by all ages at our pond or on two miles along the Willow Creek. Off-ranch excursions to our private stretch of the Colorado River are available at an additional cost. Guests can sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. All equipment is provided.

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Poker table

Games

Horseshoes and Volleyball – The horseshoe pit and volleyball court are located on the Patio House lawn and are always ready to play.

Basketball – The basketball court is located behind the tennis courts. Balls are located at the court or in the Patio House activity closet.

Outdoor Shuffleboard – The shuffleboard court is located behind the tennis courts.

Card Room – The Card Room is located on the first floor of the Main Lodge. Cards and poker sets, as well as a TV, are available.

Guided hiking group

Guided Hiking

C Lazy U Ranch has an extensive trail system perfect for hiking. Guests are encouraged to sign up for a guided hike and a skilled ranch hand will guide you through the property on some of the best trails and scenic overlooks. During your hike you will learn about the Rocky Mountain landscape and wildflowers. The ranch can accommodate all skill levels within the 8,500 acres.

Riding group on horseback

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding at the ranch is fun for all ages and abilities. The ranch has 200 horses and you’ll be matched with the perfect horse for your entire stay, assigned specifically based on your experience and skill.

Beginner, intermediate, and expert rides leave twice daily. Riding education in a private arena, cattle work, and all day rides are available on certain days.

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Covered wagon glamping

Luxury Camping in Colorado

Glamping, “glamorous camping” or “luxury camping,” is a popular family experience at the ranch! Arrive at a scenic remote location to a roaring fire and a Conestoga Wagon outfitted with one king bed, twin-size bunk-bed and a table for two. Propane heaters, plush linens, electric lighting and a s’mores kit make this experience unforgettable. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. Requires an additional charge of $250 for one night.

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Mountain Biking

There are limitless mountain biking trails at C Lazy U. Guided tours take place daily in the early morning and evening May through October. Beginner, intermediate, and expert rides available. The ranch has a full fleet of bikes and provides helmets. Feel free to bring your own riding shoes and pedals.

Note: Mountain Biking is not available when horseback riding is taking place.

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Group white water rafting

Off-Ranch Activities

From white water rafting on nearby rivers, golf at championship courses, hot air ballooning, local rodeos and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, we can hook you up with off-ranch excursions like you’ve never done before!

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Kids on paddleboat

Paddleboating

The ranch offers complimentary use of paddle boats on the pond behind the patio house.  Life vests are required and there is no lifeguard on duty.  We do ask guest to be respectful of any anglers fly fishing on the pond. This activity is a favorite of the kids but is enjoyed by all ages.

Two girls enjoying Ranger tour

Ranger Tours

The ranch offers Ranger tours around the property to guests who want to see the property in an off-road vehicle. Travel to the highest peaks over the river and through the woods while taking in the breathtaking views.  This activity is complimentary to non-horseback riding guests and $20 for other guests.

Ropes Course & Zip Line

Morning or afternoon sessions are facilitated daily by our certified instructors. The challenge course consists of a rock wall, vertical play pen, and leap of faith finished off by zipping over the river on our 375 foot zip line. Low ropes team building elements are also available. The full ropes course and zip line is $70.00 per person or $30.00 for zip line only.

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Kid on pony

Shodeo

C Lazy U’s family-friendly Shodeo takes place every Saturday during the summer season in our outdoor riding ring behind the Patio House. Kids show mom and dad all the skills they’ve learned throughout the week. Adults have a chance to compete in pole bending, barrel racing, key hole trials, or the Texas T. Sign up is during lunch on Saturday.

Pool at C Lazy U Ranch

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the spring-fed, heated pool which is open mid-May to mid-September. Great for both kids and adults for sunbathing, swimming laps, and playing around.

Enjoy two, family-friendly hot tubs located by the pool and Patio House. The hot tubs are open year-round and are perfect for relaxing those sore muscles after a day in the saddle.

There is no life guard on duty but there is an attendant on site. ADA lift available on-site.

Kid sitting on tennis court holding tennis balls

Tennis

The ranch has two Laykold tennis courts behind the Patio House along the river. All equipment is provided and the court can be reserved in the Outfitter’s Cabin.

Trap Shooting

Trap shooting is available twice daily, guests can sign-up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. This activity requires an additional charge of $40.00 per person. A wide range of age appropriate firearms are available, including a .22, .410, and 12 gauge shot gun. Ranch personnel is extensively trained in gun safety and each guest is required to attend a safety briefing before shooting.

For the safety of our staff and guests, please leave your personal firearms at home. Thank you!

Yoga on the lawn

Yoga & Hike to Yoga

The ranch offers two yoga experiences:

Hike to Yoga, Tuesday at 2:00 pm

A 90 minute journey that begins with a brief “hike” to our viewpoint where we will do an hour hatha/vinyasa yoga class that is suitable for all levels. Rides can also be arranged up and back. $35/person.

Lazy You Yoga, Thursday at 9:00 am

An hour beginner’s level seated yoga class that mainly consists of basic stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation to reduce back pain and stress. The class is held on Latigo Room deck or in the wine cellar when it rains. $25/person.

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I just had the delightful experience of celebrating my birthday with 30 friends and family at C Lazy U ranch. Once again the service, food, activities and ambiance were exceptional. My husband and I said to each other that we could not imagine NOT returning every year. It truly is a treasured place for us.

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