Fantastic Family Fly Fishing at the 4UR Ranch

July 14th, 2016 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch has been delighting fly fishing families for decades with its incredible Colorado fly fishing experience. With over 6.5 miles of private tail-water on Goose Creek and 1.5 miles of the Rio Grande River, 4UR has become one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the West – attracting both novice and experienced … Read More

4UR Horsemanship Program acquires New Horses

May 4th, 2016 by 4URRanch

4UR Horsemanship Program Increases its Herd It is spring on the ranch, and seven new horses have been added to our summer Horsemanship Program. The whole herd has been frolicking in the occasional spring snow, shedding winter coats and getting shoes on for summer. The wranglers are brushing up on their natural horsemanship skills too, … Read More

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at the 4UR

March 15th, 2016 by 4URRanch

Winter is already melting away  at the 4UR, here is a look back at a cross-country ski event, one of the many fun pastimes from early 2016! On Sunday January 10th, The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) partnered with the San Juan Nordic Club held a Cross-Country Ski Clinic at the 4UR. They came … Read More

Love at the 4UR

February 17th, 2016 by 4URRanch

Over the years, the 4UR has witnessed several couples emerge from our summer staff. We know of seventeen couples who have married or are in a serious relationship, and we’re sure there are more that have missed our radar. One may look for employment at the 4UR for a fun summer experience, which oftentimes leads … Read More

A Snowy Holiday Weekend at the 4UR Ranch!

December 17th, 2015 by 4URRanch

Thanksgiving brought us about 10 inches of fresh powder, and it just keeps coming! It has been a gorgeous holiday season and we’ve taken full advantage of it. Brady and Damon rigged up the snowmobile with 3 sledding tubes and pulled the 4 Gibbons’ kids around the hills, much to their delight. (The children enjoyed … Read More

4UR Ranch and the Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine

November 10th, 2015 by 4URRanch

The mine is one of the most fascinating historical structures on the 4UR Ranch.  It catches your eye as you scan the beautiful horizon of the Ranch and it stirs up questions of what life was like 100 years ago for the miners and how different things must have looked. What was the mine used … Read More

Season: Summer to Fall at the 4UR Ranch

September 24th, 2015 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch has had an amazing summer season, and we’re all looking forward to a fantastic fall! As I write this blog, I can hear laughter through my open windows as the final week of our Children’s Program is winding down and the kids are enjoying their last “hurrahs” before heading back to school. … Read More

Hiking At the 4UR Ranch

July 20th, 2015 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch has many exceptional programs to offer guests during their stay, but this year’s top of the list is our Hiking program. We have offered hikes to our guests on a request only basis in the past, but this year hiking has become another asset along with our horsemanship program, kid’s program and … Read More

Office Space at the 4UR Ranch

May 4th, 2015 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch has spent this past winter/early spring remodeling the offices and reception area in our Main Lodge. This week, Kathy, Robin and Aaron are finally moving in. There are boxes with miscellaneous computer cords and office supplies occupying counter tops and filing cabinets in the entrance, but our Managers have a smile on … Read More

Big Red’s Legacy at the 4UR Ranch

February 21st, 2015 by 4URRanch

This winter at the 4UR, we had to say goodbye to our old faithful feed truck, Big Red. Although he will be missed, his replacement, Big Red II has proven the “new guy” is ready to face any given task with ease and muscle.   Winter is vehicle maintenance time at the 4UR Ranch. Our … Read More

4UR Ranch Remodels This Winter

December 22nd, 2014 by 4URRanch

This winter, the 4UR Ranch is remodeling and building to continue to bring you excellent service. All remodels and construction are the combined efforts of Creede America and Vineyard Construction. Main Lodge Remodel When you arrive at the Ranch this summer, you will notice the first remodel as you arrive and check in. We have … Read More

RIGHT Photography Workshop at the 4UR Ranch

November 11th, 2014 by 4URRanch

Last month, the 4UR Ranch hosted a photography class sponsored by the  Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT). It was taught by Mike Blakeman, an accomplished photographer who has been donating his time and contributing his expertise to RIGHT for several years. What is RiGHT? RiGHT was founded in 1999. It is a non-profit organization … Read More