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C Lazy U Guest Ranch

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C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Colorado


C Lazy U Guest Ranch

C Lazy U Guest Ranch
While summer seems the obvious season to visit a ranch, C Lazy U Guest Ranch likes to emphasize its winter attractions — horseback rides through pristine snowscapes, crackling fires and holiday events such as Christmas-tree trimming and New Year's Eve swing dancing. You can also enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and horse-drawn sleigh rides at this 11,000-acre property in the Willow Creek Valley overlooking the Continental Divide. Just a two-hour drive from Denver, it has been welcoming aspiring cowpokes since 1925 to rustic log cabins and the two-story main lodge. There is a 12,000-square-foot indoor riding arena and plenty of opportunities to learn the fine art of horsemanship. During warmer months, all riding activities culminate with the big end of week "Shodeo" competition.

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