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

Palmer House Remodel

June 9th, 2014 by 4URRanch

Palmer House, a historic building at the 4UR Ranch, has a new look! The remodel of the building, taken on by Avery Auger of Creede America, started late winter/early spring.  When walking into Palmer House, you will now experience a light, open and airy feel. The building still has a lot of the same beautiful … 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

4UR Hockey Team

February 28th, 2014 by 4URRanch

This January marked the 7th Annual Creede “Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament. From the very birth of this event, the 4UR has been present. Damon Gibbons remembers the winter of 2007, braving Wolf Creek Pass in the 4UR Duramax, to claim a vintage Zamboni that was donated to Creede by Durango’s Chapman Hill – … Read More

Ice Cutting at Humphreys Ranch

February 10th, 2014 by 4URRanch

Last month, the 4UR family gathered with our neighbors: the Browns, Humphreys managers Joni and Casey Adelman and many Creede friends, to take part in Humphreys Ranch Annual Ice Cutting event. When we arrived, crews had already set to work, sawing away at the ice, hauling it to the stacking crew, followed closely behind by … 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

Under Creede

December 10th, 2010 by 4URRanch

A handful of settlers began farming at Wagon Wheel Gap in the early 1840s, and within a few decades, Wagon Wheel Gap was a popular destination for fishermen. Other tourists soon followed, seeking the curative waters of the local hot springs; the original bathhouse from that time is still at our Colorado dude ranch. Things … Read More

Southern Colorado Fishing Vacation

November 29th, 2010 by 4URRanch

Even before there was a Vacation Dude Ranch here in Creede, Colorado, travelers came. They came to soak in the warm, therapeutic hot springs in Wagon Wheel Gap. They came to experience the majesty of nature. In the 1880’s, the appeal of Wagon Wheel Gap lay in the cool summers, warm waters, and stunning landscape. … Read More

Silver Thread Scenic Byway

October 18th, 2010 by 4URRanch

The Silver Thread Scenic Byway is a road worth traveling. Drive it soon, if you can, while there is still some colorful fall foliage to admire and not much in the way of snow. It’s a great drive for guests of our Colorado Vacation Dude Ranch in the summer – a wonderful way to get … Read More