The Small Arts Town of Creede, Colorado

August 10th, 2016 by 4URRanch

We at the 4UR feel very grateful to be situated near a small arts town rich in history and culture. Creede, Colorado is home to several art galleries, a true repertory theatre and master watercolorist, Steve Quiller. The 4UR Ranch is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the San Juan Mountains. It is tucked in … Read More

Revival of Cabin Fever Daze in Creede, Colorado

March 19th, 2014 by 4URRanch

Over the Valentine’s / President’s Day weekend, Creede resurrected an old festival with a new twist: Cabin Fever Daze. (Event Page) A Valentine’s Dance at the Elk’s lodge started off the weekend, with music by the Rifters  (with special guest, Tish Hinojosa), and ended with local band, MoJones, playing at the Tommyknocker Tavern. The Creede … Read More

Creede, Colorado and the Thread of History

September 13th, 2013 by insideout

The Upper Rio Grande Valley of Colorado’s southern Rockies was known to the native peoples well before anyone ever considered founding a town called Creede, Colorado here. The Paleo-hunters who discovered the area found it to be a good, summer hunting ground and enjoyed the hot springs in what would one day be called Wagon … Read More

The Ultimate Fly Fishing Vacation

April 11th, 2012 by insideout

We strive to create the ultimate fly fishing vacation here at 4UR Colorado Guest Ranch. Goose Creek makes it easy. One of the only entirely private tailwater trout streams in the country, Goose Creek runs swift and clear. It starts at the southern edge of the 4UR property as a small waterfall below Lake Humphreys … Read More

Celebrate Special Occasions at 4UR

September 19th, 2011 by insideout

The season is drawing to a close here at 4UR, our Creede Colorado Guest Ranch; this is the last week we’ll welcome guests in 2011. It’s always a bittersweet time for those of us who work at the ranch. We bid farewell to all our guests and summer staff, then we start to ready the … Read More

Labor Day Weekend in Creede

September 7th, 2011 by insideout

Labor Day Weekend was great fun for all of us at 4UR, our Colorado Guest Ranch. The town of Creede goes all out for this holiday, with annual festivities such as soap box races, hot air balloon rides, and a half marathon mountain run. There is always a Salsa Fest, where local folks compete against … Read More

Autumn Approaches

August 15th, 2011 by insideout

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: peak season at 4UR Colorado Family Dude Ranch has just ended. It seems like everyone just arrived, and yet our first goodbyes are upon us; a few of our college-bound staff are packing their bags and bidding us farewell. Most of us, however, will be here until we … Read More

Farewell to the Lees

March 12th, 2011 by 4URRanch

Departures are inherent in any vacation ranch. After all, we make our livelihood by welcoming guests to the ranch, helping them have a wonderful holiday, and then bidding them farewell. Since our Colorado Vacation Ranch is seasonal, we end up watching most of our staff depart at the end of each season, as well. It’s … Read More

Families at Our Colorado Family Dude Ranch

February 23rd, 2011 by 4URRanch

Perhaps families feel so at ease here at our Colorado Dude Ranch because they know the ranch depends upon families to operate. We welcome children because we have children, and we know how much kids enjoy fishing, horseback riding, and exploring the Colorado Rockies. Our Head Wrangler, Damon Gibbons, and his wife Kiera are adapting … Read More

Meet the Horses at our Colorado Dude Ranch

February 11th, 2011 by 4URRanch

The horses at our Family Dude Ranch in Creede Colorado are patiently awaiting the arrival of spring. For them, spring means fresh grass and the advent of summer. Summer means parents and children and hours on the trail and in the ring. All of the horses (and two mules) at our Colorado Dude Ranch are … Read More

Colorado Guest Ranch Celebrates Good Food

July 6th, 2010 by 4URRanch

There are dude ranches, and then there are luxury dude ranches. That’s 4UR. We are way beyond your basic BBQ & beds setup. Here are some of the small details and big amenities that make 4UR ranch more than your average guest ranch. Dining: We recruited our chef, Wray Warner, from the Four Seasons in … Read More

Shopping in Creede CO

September 17th, 2009 by 4URRanch

The town of Creede is a great day trip for anyone that comes to the ranch. It is a tiny slice of history, and one of the last mining boom towns from the silver rush that came through this area. There is some great shopping in Creede. While part of the family enjoys the fly … Read More