Posts Tagged ‘4UR Ranch’

The 4UR Ranch’s Reputation in the Early 20th Century

November 7th, 2017 by 4ur ranch

Anglers Fish the Rio Grande in the Early 20th Century

 

     The 4UR Ranch has a reputation of being an excellent destination for anglers looking to test the waters of Goose Creek. It also offers a luxurious experience to its guest looking to take advantage of the natural hot springs situated on the property. Furthermore it provides the highest quality meals thanks to its elite kitchen staff. Finally, its landscape provides boundless adventures and views around mountains through horseback rides, hikes and mountain biking. However, was it always this way?

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Where does the 4UR Get its Ingredients?

September 15th, 2017 by 4ur ranch

Fresh Beets

Fresh Beets

         At the 4UR, something we take a great deal of pride in is our food and the ingredients that go into it. Chef Blake Bond has taken special attention in developing his menu, especially in regards to utilizing the resources in the local San Luis Valley. In the recent years our local farming community is experiencing a change, they’re getting

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Did You Ever Wonder What’s Inside the Tallest Building at the 4UR Ranch?

July 25th, 2017 by 4ur ranch

Flourite_Mill

     Happy 100 year anniversary to our fluorite mill at the 4UR Ranch! If you have been to the 4UR Ranch located in the historic mining town of Creede, Colorado, you have definitely noticed that big old building sitting on the east side of Goose Creek. Its nostalgic and regal presence towers over the ranch and demands attention; well it’s going to get some!

Genesis

     The vein of fluorite it was constructed for was discovered in 1891 by miners looking for extensions of the Amethyst silver vein that brought so much prosperity. The origin of the fluorite vein is believed to be linked to the three hot springs in the area; with the water depositing minerals and forming the veins over time. However the interest of the time was for silver and gold and fluorite took a back seat until 1911 when

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Love at the Ranch, Part II

February 16th, 2017 by 4ur ranch

Carving love out of the 4UR Ice

This Valentine’s Season at the 4UR Ranch leaves us thinking about some of the most recent couples that have fallen in love at the Ranch. Every year a new match seems to be made. This summer we will get two see two couples that met at the ranch celebrate their relationships with June weddings! Here in their own words, are two more 4UR Ranch romances to add to the list. We look forward to their summer weddings and seeing what lies ahead for these two adventurous couples!

Christine and Zach:


Christine and Zach Engagement Photo, Love at the ranch

Zach and I met at the 4UR during the summer of 2013. It was my second summer working at the ranch and his first. 2013 was the summer of the West Fork Fire, as some may recall, and the entire ranch was forced to evacuate. Staff, having nowhere to go, headed out to explore Colorado. We quickly went from homelessness and camping, to living in luxury in Telluride thanks to a few incredibly generous family friends (who also happen to be 4UR guests!). Similarly, my relationship with Zach went from an awkward friendship (at best) to best friends by the time we had returned back to the ranch that summer. I think the evacuation created a bond between all of the staff that was pretty tough to break.

Zach and I kept in touch and remained friends throughout the winter. I was in North Carolina finishing up my last year of college and Zach was working on the mountain in Jackson, WY. By the time summer rolled around again, we knew there was more between us than a close friendship. In June of 2014 we were both back at the ranch for another summer and another adventure, one that I could never have imagined would lead us to where we are today. We’re currently engaged to be married on June 10, 2017 in my hometown of Burlington, NC.

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Sitting Back and Giving Thanks at the 4UR Ranch

November 8th, 2016 by 4ur ranch

Four wranglers sitting on a bench outside the barn talking

Wranglers sitting back and catching up after a days work.

 

Fall has arrived at the 4UR Ranch and, as the seasons change, the San Juan Mountains surrounding 4UR Ranch turn golden and become even more beautiful. With fall comes a time of reflection, a time to look back on the 2016 season and all of the things that made it great, and a time for giving thanks after an amazing summer. 

This year we are exceptionally grateful for the full-time staff that make up the 4UR Family. Having such wonderful and hardworking people makes 4UR Ranch one of the best places in the world to work.

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Family Dude Ranch Vacations at 4UR

May 6th, 2009 by 4ur admin

In one month, we at 4UR Ranch will open our gates and invite you into our world, where we hope you will have an unforgettable family ranch vacation. Imagine you and your family taking a horseback riding vacation this summer, where you will learn to ride while surrounded by the incredible landscape of Colorado.

Watch your children grow while at our Family Dud Ranch

Ride at our Family Dude Ranch

Our wranglers here at 4UR Ranch have a vast store of knowledge and experience. Damon Gibbons and his men will educate you in the art of Natural Horsemanship both in the arena and out on the trail. You will learn something about the instincts and herd mentality of horses, and how to communicate with them in light of this. Damon and the other wranglers are gentle but firm, always fair, and provide a safe environment for all riders.

Nothing feels better after a full day of riding on trails through the mountains than diving into a pool and soaking in a hot spring, which is why you will find both at our Colorado family guest ranch. You will be refreshed enough to enjoy dinner prepared by Chef Wray Warner, who has honed his skills in the finest resorts from Lake Placid Lodge to the Four Seasons in Jackson, Wyoming. Enjoy a night-cap while watching the sunset to make your day complete.

There is something for every member of your family here at 4UR. Our Kid’s Program will give you parents a little time for yourselves while your children are fully engaged in riding or fishing or games. So come to the mountains of South Central Colorado for the Dude Ranch Vacation of your life.

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