Working at 4UR

February 16th, 2021 by 4URRanch

What It’s Like as a Seasonal Employee   Talk to any past staff member and you’ll hear things like “best summer of your life”, “lifelong friends”, and “outdoor recreation heaven” when they tell you about working at 4UR. While all of those things are true, they’re also a little vague. We’d like to offer you … Read More

What To Bring On A Dude Ranch Vacation

November 21st, 2013 by insideout

People ask all the time what to bring on a dude ranch vacation – and, when they don’t, we sometimes wish they would. It’s always good to be prepared and one of the main reasons that we have a “Packing List” list on our site. What To Bring On A Dude Ranch Vacation T-shirts, shorts, … Read More

Take the Waters of Wagon Wheel Gap

March 20th, 2012 by insideout

The tradition of “taking the waters” is perhaps as old as civilization itself. In prehistoric times there were sacred springs. The Romans built sophisticated baths. People long ago flocked to baths from Baden Baden, Germany to Bath, Britain. They traveled to spas in Vichy, France and Fukata, Japan. In the Americas, native peoples held sacred … Read More

A Wild Encounter

February 9th, 2012 by insideout

We had a wild encounter a few weeks back at 4UR Colorado Guest Ranch. Thanks to Kyle, everything turned out alright. The ranch is pretty quiet these days. The Christensens are living in town for the school year, and those of us living at the ranch ranch have been traveling a fair amount. Given the … Read More

You Know What’s Best For Your Children

December 20th, 2011 by insideout

As Christmas and Hanukkah approach, your children may be tugging on your sleeve and whispering in your ear about all the goodies they’d like to have. They share stories of magnificent toys owned by their friends. They accompany you in stores, point to something they’ve never seen before, and declare, “I want that!” as if … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from 4UR

November 23rd, 2011 by insideout

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and as we prepare to gather with friends and family, we find ourselves reflecting on all we have to be thankful for in our lives and here at 4UR Colorado Vacation Ranch. We’re thankful for our families and friends, for good health and good humor. We’re thankful for the opportunity to live … Read More

Quiller Workshop 2013

November 16th, 2011 by insideout

Our workshop with Stephen Quiller was so much fun last year that we’ve decided to have another one this year. It will be the season opener at our Colorado Fishing and Dude Ranch, June 1-7, 2013. Stephen Quiller has lived and worked in Creede for more than 40 years. The beauty of our surroundings inspires … Read More

Adults Only Weeks in the Colorado Rockies

March 28th, 2011 by 4URRanch

Each summer, we offer two weeks for adults only at our Colorado Dude Ranch. This is not because we don’t like children; we love children, and the 4UR family includes many children, from newborns to teens. We offer two “Adults Only” weeks because we understand that sometimes adults need a little time to themselves. The … Read More

Two Kids are Better than One

January 11th, 2011 by 4URRanch

*(That’s not really true, of course – one kid is just great.) But we’re not really here to delve into the pros and cons of small and large families. This Special offer is available the week of June 8 – 15 and August 10-17 2013 Instead, our Colorado Guest Ranch is offering this exciting special … Read More