Earlier this year, we posed the question, What makes 4UR a luxury dude ranch? Our initial answers included the fine cuisine and natural hot springs on the property.

In this post, we continue to identify what makes 4UR Ranch not only one of the best dude ranches in Colorado, but one of the best nationwide.

Fly Fishing in Private Tailwaters

The 4UR Ranch has several fishing locales: trophy ponds, wilderness lakes and the Rio Grande River. However, the crown jewel of our fishing water is Goose Creek, which is one of only a few entirely private tailwater trout streams in the American West. Dedicated stream management and our strict catch and release practices make 4UR fly fishing truly special. 20+ inch trout are caught almost every week.

Spacious and Inviting Lodging

We have a variety of lodge and cabin style accommodations on our guest ranch.

Enjoy a rustic cabin with all the luxuries to make your stay sublime.

Enjoy a rustic cabin with all the luxuries to make your stay sublime.

We deliver hot coffee each morning, and at night when the air is cool, you will feel cozy and comfortable in quality bedding. The showers have lots of hot water, delivered with plenty of pressure. Spacious porches invite you to sit back, relax and take in the views.

Spectacular Children’s Programs

This is not your typical summer camp regime. While we do offer arts and crafts (hey, we all enjoy some pipe cleaner sculptures and lanyard key chains) we have a lot more than just a bit of horsemanship and flag football. Here are some of the specialty kids activities that keep our young guests saying: “The day we arrive at 4UR Ranch is the best day of the year!”

  • Tree houses
  • Fort building
  • Fly fishing school
  • Campfire and hayride cookout
  • Hike to dinosaur mountain
  •  Scavenger hunt
  • Kids Rodeo
  • Robin Hood adventures
  • River raft making
  • Pool parties
  • Kids overnight sleepover
  • River raft race

Make sure to book your trip to 4UR Ranch for summer 2013 or 2014 soon!