A hunter holds his crossbow while gazing out over the landscape

Frequently Asked Questions

Overall we have just over a 70% success rate:

  • Archery/Muzzle Loader: 50% opportunity rate
  • Rifle: 100% opportunity rate

Opportunity rate is measured by the hunter seeing game and having a chance to harvest. If a hunter does not harvest, it is a result of them passing on a smaller animal or missing a shot.

We provide a one-on-one hunting experience for our guests, however we are also able to accommodate if you would like to hunt with a family member or friend. All our guides are very experienced and work together during the hunting season. Expect to hunt with a variety of our guides over the course of the five-day hunt.

Our guides will pick up each guest from the main ranch compound by vehicle or ATV and travel a short distance to the different hunting areas. Once you get to the hunting area, we use several different tactics including setting up in ground blinds as well as spot and stalk techniques.

For more in-depth information, check out A Typical Day on the Plan Your Trip page.

We recommend that our hunters feel comfortable shooting out to 50 yards with a bow and 300-350 yards with a rifle. When it comes to caliber of rifle, we recommend 270, 300, 7MM with a 130-180 grain bullet.

The C Lazy U Ranch is located just outside of Granby, Colorado. We sit at 8,200 ft of elevation and hunt +/- 1000 ft in Grand County. We are about 90 miles North West of Denver International Airport.

Visit the C Lazy U website's Maps & Directions page for maps of the ranch and detailed information on getting here.

We recommend one local taxidermist who offers a wide range of services. More information is available upon request.

C Lazy U Outfitters can offer multiple processing options for hunters who successfully harvest and animal. Due to the volume of animals being harvested in the area processors are unable to turn them over in a 24-hr. period. You will have 3 options for animal after a successful hunt. It is important to remember that this is an additional cost not included in the hunt package. A general rule of thumb is to expect processing fee of around $500 , and a shipping fee of up to $1,000 based on your location and shipping method.

  1. If traveling by vehicle and would like to take your animal back home with you, our guides are more than happy to quarter your animal and help you load up some coolers for the journey home. You will need to provide your own coolers and ice for this option. It is the client's responsibility to be aware of the regulations regarding wild game transportation to their respective states.
  2. Wayne and Judy Thurston are local to Granby and have been working with C Lazy U Outfitters for many years. The provide a basic processing with option of adding beef fat to burgers. They do not provide specialty products such as meat sticks or summer sausage. This is also the place most guides go with their personal animals.
  3. Fitch Ranch Artisan Meat Company located in Craig, CO is a great option if you are looking for a more customizable processing of your animal. They offer a wide variety of different processing options for hunters looking for those specialty products. They will also ship your meat via FEDEX or UPS. Shipping is not included in the initial processing fee. C Lazy U Outfitters does require a $150 transportation fee to move your animal from Granby to Craig.

Shipping cost for meat can add up fast given the speedy delivery needed for perishable products. Here are some options to think about before you arrive:

  • DRIVE YOURSELF - Usually the most economical option as you can pack the meat in coolers and monitor temperature during travel.
  • PACK COOLERS AS CHECKED LUGGAGE - Depending on your carrier, filling up two to three 50lb wheeled coolers is a great option and only costs normal baggage fees.
  • WILD GAME TRANSPORT - We work with wild game transport company that will pick your meat up from the ranch and bring it to your front door. However, this is ground transportation and can take some time as they do not make regular pick ups from the ranch. A general rule of thumb is to expect delivery with 2 months of processing.
  • FEDEX OR UPS - you can package coolers and send them FedEx or UPS one or two day.

The ranch offers a variety of other activities, including horseback riding, fly fishing, trap shooting, guided hiking and mountain biking, as well as spa services at the Lazy You Spa.

Vist the C Lazy U Ranch Activities page

The C Lazy U Ranch is a year-round guest ranch that accommodates family travel, business retreats and weddings along with the hunting program. Although we may only have three to six hunters on property at one time, expect to see other guests participating in meetings or activities. The ranch promotes a family environment accommodating to all ages and interests. Look to meet some new people during your stay in which we all can share our great hunting stories from the day!

Vist the C Lazy U Ranch website

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Awards & Accolades

Legacy Ranch member of the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association

C Lazy U Ranch is a Legacy member of the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 8th year in a row

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 7th year in a row

C Lazy U is a regular Top Ten Winner

C Lazy U Ranch consistently wins the Conde Nast Travelers Choice Awards every year

Consistently in the Top 10 Colorado Resorts

C Lazy U Ranch consitently wins the Travel and Leisure Worlds Best Awards

Consistently in the Top Ten All-Inclusive Family Resorts

C Lazy U Ranch consistently wins the USA Today Readers Choice Awards

Top 500 Hotel Worldwide

C Lazy U Ranch is honored to be in the Top 500 Hotels worldwide according to Travel+Leisure

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C Lazy U Ranch has a 5-bubble rating on TripAdvisor

Chosen as one of the finest fly fishing lodges in the world by Gene Kilgore

Chosen as one of the finest fly fishing lodges in the world by Gene Kilgore

Best Guest Ranch Suites in the American West

Named one of the Best Guest Ranch Suites in the American West by Elite Traveler

Gold Member of the Gene Kilgore's Ranch Vacations Web

C Lazy U Ranch is a long-standing member of Gene Kilgore's Ranch Vacations Web

Winner in Food & Wine's Global Tastemakers Awards

C Lazy U Ranch is a long-standing member of Gene Kilgore's Ranch Vacations Web