The main lodge at C Lazy U Ranch

C Lazy U Ranch: Luxury Big Game Hunting Lodge

The firepit at the Lodge is a favorite gathering spot

The C Lazy U Ranch has been in operation for over 100 years, offering superb dude ranch vacations to families with a focus on horsemanship, the outdoors and warm, western hospitality.

At over 8,000 acres of land, the owners are committed to preserving the wild, untamed aspects of this Colorado landscape. Eagles make their homes here, while elk, moose and deer roam the meadows and drink in the rivers.

The C Lazy U's mission is to "always exceed guest expectations by providing superior service, accommodations, dining, activities and amenities while honoring and preserving the traditions of the great American West."

Ranch Lodging

At the C Lazy U guest ranch you will stay in beautifully-appointed, spacious rooms that guarantee first-class comfort and solitude. Most of our guest rooms feature stone fireplaces with western and southwestern style furnishings and personal touches that will make you feel perfectly at home: daily housekeeping service, nightly bed turndown, plush robes, coffee, tea, cocoa, snacks and a fresh fruit basket replenished daily.

A cabin with king size bed and fireplace

Ranch Activities

Orvis flyfishing at C Lazy U Ranch

Fly Fishing

Orvis-endorsed fly fishing is available from May through October. Basic fly-fishing instruction and lure fishing can be enjoyed by all ages at our pond. Off-ranch excursions to private stretches of the Fraser River are available at an additional cost. All equipment is provided.

Horseback riding at C Lazy U Ranch

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. Trail rides go out every day except Sunday, and riding education in our indoor and outdoor arenas are available on certain days.

Trap shooting at C Lazy U Ranch

Trap Shooting

The whole family can enjoy a few rounds of sporting clays on your hunting vacation! A wide range of age-appropriate firearms are available, including a .22, .410 and 12-gauge shotgon. Ranch personnel are extensively trained in gun safety and each guest attends a safety briefing before shooting. Additional charge applies.

Trap shooting at C Lazy U Ranch

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.

Mountain Biking at C Lazy U Ranch

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 Spot 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.

Hikers at C Lazy U Ranch reach the top of a hill

Guided Hiking

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.

A C Lazy U Ranch guest shoots a bow at a target


Try your skills with a compound bow at traditional targets or three-dimensional targets. This complimentary activity is offered most days, and when the weather outside is not so nice, you can enjoy this activity in our heated indoor riding arena. All necessary equipment is provided and there is an extensive safety demonstration performed before all archery sessions begin.

Hatchets buried in the wooden target

Hatchet Throwing

Hatchet throwing is a fun activity that is safe everyone ages 6 and up. The Director of Activities oversees this activity and ensures it is conducted safely in a controlled environment. So feel free to channel your inner lumberjack and throw some hatchets!

Enjoy serenity at the Lazy You Spa

The 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.

Enjoy serenity at the Lazy You Spa

Ropes Course & Zipline

Sign up for a session with our certified instructors and test your skills. 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. Additional charges apply.

Enjoy serenity at the Lazy You Spa

Kids' Club

C Lazy U Ranch's Fall Kids' Club is available during your hunting vacation! Opt-in for one or both daily counselor-led sessions where your kids will have fun doing a wide variety of activities. Children love our Kids' Club, so Mom and Dad can really relax, knowing their kids are cared for and having fun.

Gourmet Dining

Meals here at the C Lazy U all-inclusive dude ranch are a justified reward for an adventurous day. Guests sit down family-style for all meals to get acquainted and share stories with other guests, often creating enduring friendships for many years to come. The dining room is rustically elegant and the meals are exceptional. The resident Ranch Chef prepares a diverse daily menu of longtime favorites and delicious regional specialties including aged Western beef, Rocky Mountain trout and rosemary rack of lamb, rounded off with mouth-watering decadent desserts.

Gourmet ribeye steak at C Lazy U Ranch

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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

5.0 rating on TripAdvisor
over 280 reviews

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