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.
Bee Hive Tours
These one of a kind Bee Hive tours allow you to get a first hand view of C Lazy U’s new bee yard. The tour is 1.5 hours long and teaches about the honeybee life cycle, hive structure, beekeeping tools and bee yard protocol. We will suit everyone up and open up a hive to explore. The tour is great for anyone 4 years old and up and 6 people total can participate. At the end of the tour, everyone receives a honeycomb, 8 oz. jar of C Lazy U Ranch honey, and a photo link from the tour. Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. throughout the summer season. $125 per person. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book or stop by the Outfitters Cabin.
Note: The ranch plans to bring back this activity in the future as soon as fire-damaged pastures recover and are producing vital nutritional growth.
When conditions permit, cattle pushing clinics are 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.
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.
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 Activity Center Yurt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 guests 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is available twice daily, guests can sign-up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. This activity requires an additional charge of $50.00 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 & 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.