Meet Your Host- C Lazy U Ranch

C Lazy U Ranch is a luxury guest ranch located in Granby, Colorado, less than two hours from Denver, that's been welcoming guests since 1919. Brady Johnson, C Lazy U's Director of Sales and Marketing, visits with Equitrekking in this Meet Your Host to shed light on what makes C Lazy U Ranch so special.

Equitrekking: What is most special about your location?

Brady Johnson: The C Lazy U Ranch is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park and the Headwaters of the Colorado River, less than 30 minutes from Grand Lake, Winter Park Ski Resort, Sol Vista Ski Resort and 4 championship Golf Courses.

C Lazy U views

Equitrekking: What is the history of C Lazy U Ranch?

Brady Johnson: The C Lazy U Ranch has been operating as a guest ranch for over 90 years and is an original homesteaded piece of land. The traditions and values of the ranch have remained intact over the 90 years and a community has developed around these beliefs. They guests come year after year to share in this community and what we like to call their second home.

C Lazy U Ranch barn

Equitrekking: What level of rider do you need to be to visit the C Lazy U?

Brady Johnson: We cater to all levels or riders. With over 175 horses and a crew of wrangles we offer beginner, intermediate and expert rides daily. We walk, trot, lope and canter on over 100 miles of trails throughout 8,500 acres of land.

C Lazy U horseback riding

Equitrekking: Do guest's have a favorite activity either in or out of the saddle? If so, what?

Brady Johnson: Our guests love our new top 25 Colorado rated spa by the river. It is so unique that people have to book in advance to experience the service and peacefull tranquility along the river. Mtn Biking, Trap shooting and zip line are also big adventure favorites.

C Lazy U Ranch fly fishing

Equitrekking: What do travelers find most surprising when they visit you?

Brady Johnson: Our guest are most surprised when they realize the level of service we offer at the ranch. Our employees are trained to know everyone by name and we even trademarked the term 5 Spur Service. Our children's program is also phenomenal and allows for parent to relax and enjoy a vacation while their kids are safely taken care of.    

Learn more about C Lazy U Ranch on their website and in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, a searchable resource featuring dude ranches, guest ranches, cattle drives and great riding vacations around the world.