Wildlife at 4UR

January 21st, 2021 by 4URRanch

  There are so many wonderful things about the place we call home. The most obvious is what you can see when you take a look around. There is clearly stunning scenery, but on top of that, we have some intriguing wildlife to view.  The Goose Creek valley is home to a wide array of … Read More

Tips for Preparing to Ride (Even if You Can’t Ride at Home)

December 14th, 2020 by 4URRanch

    We know that a lot of our guests look forward to horseback riding at 4UR. Some guests ride with us every year but aren’t able to ride at home. Many of our new guests have either never ridden before. Others haven’t ridden in a very long time. If you fall into one of … Read More

A Vacation for the Entire Family

March 31st, 2020 by 4URRanch

A Vacation for the Entire Family By AnnKate Sledd   Can you remember your favorite vacation? The excitement of waking up early, getting in the car, and heading out to a week of fun.  It’s something everyone, young or old, can identify with. A vacation at the 4UR is

4UR Guest Ranch in the Off-Season

November 15th, 2018 by 4URRanch

    Throughout the season a question we receive rather frequently is: “What do you do during the winter?” Well the short answer is — a lot. During the off-season the 4UR Ranch adopts a whole different personality. Staff is reduced to just a handful; it almost, at times, can seem like the Overlook Hotel. … Read More

The 4UR’s Efforts in Environmental Sustainability

April 10th, 2018 by 4URRanch

  Importance of Sustainability Sustainability at the 4UR Ranch is something we take seriously. We’re constantly looking for new ways we can reduce our footprint on our environment. The land and these resources are essential to preserve since it’s what makes this place so special for all of us. It provides us with all these … Read More

Wheeler Geologic Area

October 12th, 2010 by 4URRanch

Our seasonal staff has moved on to their next adventures, and those of us who stay at the Colorado guest ranch year-round are becoming accustomed to life without our friends and guests. In the coming months, this blog will focus primarily on the lovely and fascinating area near the Colorado dude ranch. By the time … Read More

Changing Seasons

September 27th, 2010 by 4URRanch

Our summer season is over. Fall is here. We’ll spend the next several weeks tidying up at our Colorado vacation ranch and preparing for the winter. Thanks to all who visited our Family Dude Ranch this past summer. We miss you, and will spend the winter remembering great moments at the ranch: fly fishing alone … Read More

Creede Repertory Theatre

September 20th, 2010 by 4URRanch

The last week of the 2010 Season at our Family Dude Ranch is also the last week of the 2010 Season at the Creede Repertory Theatre. We feel so fortunate to have such an outstanding theatre company so close to our SW Colorado Guest Ranch. It makes it possible for our guests to spend a … Read More

Experience the Rockies of Southern Colorado

August 26th, 2010 by 4URRanch

There is no finer place to reconnect with nature than at our vacation ranch in the southern Colorado Rockies. Come for fly fishing, horseback riding, or just to relax.

Why Fly Fish?

July 19th, 2010 by 4URRanch

The fly fishing at our Colorado guest ranch is catch and release, so we’re not fishing for food. Why, then, do we fish? Why do people come to our Guest Ranch in Colorado with dreams fly rods in their heads? Why indeed. The first mention of fly fishing in recorded history is said to be … Read More

Thinking about Colorado Dude Ranches?

March 11th, 2010 by 4URRanch

There is something very special about Colorado. Along with the rich history and stunning landscape, Colorado holds a balance between the wild west and the new west. We love our horses, and wide open spaces, but we also practice sustainable land practice, and natural horsemanship. We have a delicious steak ride every week. Steak ride … Read More

Colorado Horseback Riding Vacation

September 1st, 2009 by 4URRanch

The ranch here at Wagon Wheel Gap has been a destination for over 100 years. In the 19th Century, the valley was a popular because of our natural hot springs. The appeal expanded to fisherman, seeing how plentiful fish were in clear, clean Goose Creek. However, owners Pete and Lindsey are avid equestrians, and once … Read More