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Spring Getaways at C Lazy U Ranch

A Vibrant Season for Short Getaways to a Luxury Colorado Dude Ranch

The C Lazy U guest ranch is one of the best all-inclusive dude ranches in Colorado, and we truly shine in the springtime. Spring is one of the high seasons for groups at the ranch: we’re bustling with ranch weddingsfamily reunions, teambuilding events and corporate retreats. The one thing all these groups have in common is the desire to enjoy all that our Colorado dude ranch has to offer.

Our all-inclusive spring vacation packages provide everything you need to make your spring Colorado trip the best it can be:

  • Lodging, with cozy family-style or couples’ cabins
  • Meals, featuring cowboy-style breakfasts, lunches and gourmet dinners
  • Spring ranch activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing and more

From fly fishing on private waters to long horseback trail rides through the blooming landscape of the Rocky Mountains, spring is a feast for the senses in Colorado. Bring the family or a group of friends and plan a totally unique spring break vacation at the C Lazy U!

Trail ride under blue skies at C Lazy U Ranch

A Typical Day During Spring Vacations at C Lazy U Ranch

Spring Mornings at the Ranch

Wake up each morning to watch the sunrise above the Rocky Mountains as the horses graze in the corral. You’ll be greeted with a warm cup of Cowboy Coffee and ample ranch-style breakfast enjoyed with the whole family. After filling up for the morning, you’ll head off for the day’s activities.

Spring Afternoons at the Ranch

Spring is an ideal time to book a trip to the dude ranch, as the changing weather in Colorado allows for even more activities. For the first half of April, you can still ski; the rest of the time, you can take part in a number of activities:

  • Horseback riding: Take a ride among the wildflowers on the trails.
  • Spa: Pamper yourself with massages and other treatments at the award-winning Lazy You Spa.
  • Hiking: Indulge in Colorado’s scenic vistas during a long hike through the mountains.
  • Mountain biking: Get your adrenaline flowing on the winding trails.
  • Fly fishing: An Orvis-endorsed lodge, we offer fishing enthusiasts the chance to fish in private streams.

Trapshooting, archery, a ropes course, and zip line and hatchet throwing are also on the ranch’s list of activities — but how you enjoy your spring vacation at C Lazy U Ranch is entirely up to you.

Spring Evenings at the Ranch

When the sun sets, adults and kids enjoy a gourmet meal in the evening, followed by entertainment such as games, music, live entertainment, and a campfire around which guests swap stories and share their experiences.

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At a Glance

Early April to Early June

$403-490 for kids; $605-819 for adults; per person per night
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Check-in/Check-out Times:
Check-in: 3 PM
Check-out: 10 AM

Minimum Stay:
2 nights (except during holidays)

Children’s Program:
Family Stay Dates: Kids Club »
Memorial Day Weekend only: Children’s Program »

Inclusive Activities:
Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking, and more! Summer Activities »

Extra Activities:
Ropes Course & Zipline, Trap Shooting, Spa, Off-Ranch Excursions

Available on an à la carte basis

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Columbine, the Colorado state flower, blooms in the spring.

Springtime Fun for the Kids

Spring at the ranch is all about family togetherness. As opposed to summer vacations where children spend their days having fun with their peers and counselors, parents and kids stay together for family rides, ranch activities, meals, and more.

The supervised Children’s Program is reopened during holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, where they’ll spend time taking part in their own ranch adventure. Each age group has its own designated age-appropriate activities:

  • Horseback riding
  • Game-filled Kids Corral
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Talent shows
  • Hatchet throwing
  • And much more!

Kids will dine together in the evenings before rejoining their families for a night filled with games, music, live entertainment, and a cozy campfire with s’mores.

During all of it, you’ll receive our superior service, which means we go the extra mile to make sure that your stay is as wonderful as possible. It’s what makes C Lazy U Colorado’s all-inclusive guest ranch the top choice for your next spring vacation.

3 boys pose for a photograph with the ranch mascots: Petely and Tilly.

Groups at C Lazy U in Spring

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There isn’t a better venue for your dream rustic wedding than C Lazy U Guest Ranch with its sweeping vistas and snowcapped Rocky Mountains backdrop. This all-inclusive wedding venue allows you, your wedding party, and your guests to stay conveniently on-site and experience all the thrills and charms of our luxury ranch. With a selection of inside and outside ceremony locations, you’ll never have to worry about the weather for your spring wedding.

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The hay barn set up for a group meeting

Corporate Retreats

Experience an impactful corporate retreat at the C Lazy U Guest Ranch. Our team-building activities include horsemanship clinics, a ropes course, hikes, and other outdoor adventures to keep everyone engaged. C Lazy U is also home to several modern, well-equipped meeting rooms so you’ll have the perfect space for all-hands meetings and smaller breakout sessions.

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Spring Specials and Events

Memorial Day Weekend

Bring your family to C Lazy U Ranch for a fun-filled weekend filled with outdoor adventure.

  • Kick off the summer with a weekend of horseback riding and ranch activities
  • Enjoy gourmet meals, luxury cabins and a chance to visit the award-winning spa
  • Come early and/or stay after to pack in even more excitement
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Julie Goodnight & Barbra Schulte Riding & Wholeness Retreat

Gain new riding skills, explore your passions and indulge yourself in luxury during the exclusive Julie Goodnight & Barbra Schulte Riding & Wholeness Retreat for women.

  • Four nights and five days of horsemanship clinics and guided trail rides
  • Attend workshops on personal growth to explore your inner strengths
  • Learn to boost your confidence, control emotions and live a purposeful life
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Find Your Inner Cowgirl through Body, Mind, Equine

Learn how to use yoga and yogic principles to improve your horsemanship skills during this exclusive retreat, led by International yoga teacher, retreat leader, author and long-time trail rider Cathy Woods.

  • Become a conscious rider through body, breathing, energy and present-moment awareness
  • Three-night retreat allows you to acquire skills to use on and off the saddle
  • All skill levels welcome, including beginners and advanced yoga practitioners and riders
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Moms May Play Days (Adults-Only! Dads Welcome)

Treat Mom to an adults-only getaway for Mother’s Day. (Trust us, she needs a break!) Dads are welcome too.

  • Enjoy lots of outdoor activities during Colorado’s amazing spring weather
  • Savor the peace and quiet of the ranch with no kids around
  • Do all the included ranch activities you want – or just relax by the pool…your choice!
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“Nourish and Flourish” Wellness Weekend

Led by Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist and FDN Practitioner Katie Hardie of Hardie Peak Performance, the weekend will focus on Nutrition, Energy Management and Stress Recovery. You’ll also have lots of time for all the outdoor activities the ranch is famous for, as well as three (healthy) gourmet meals a day and luxurious lodging.

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Easter Weekend

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail with a basket full of eggs… and beer? Come join us for Easter weekend at C Lazy U and celebrate the holiday C Lazy U Ranch style! We’ll have special Easter activities, plus lots of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy.

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Family Spring Break Vacations

This Spring Break, discover the award-winning C Lazy U ranch, offering a variety of family activities from horseback riding to cross-country skiing, play ice hockey on our zamboni-groomed pond or whiz down the tubing hill. Named the best dude ranch for a winter visit, guests can also relax at the spa or hop on a free shuttle to a nearby ski resort!

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