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

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

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

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

4UR Garden Update

July 30th, 2014 by 4URRanch

We wanted to give you an update on the progress of our 4UR garden! Each day on my walk to the lodge, I walk past the garden and am amazed at the noticeable progression of the plants and herbs growing along the south side of the old bathhouse. Every morning, evening and many times throughout … Read More

The Hatch On the Stream

July 11th, 2014 by 4URRanch

The summertime buzz around the 4UR Ranch has been the incredible hatch of various flies we are experiencing along Goose Creek and the Rio Grande River. To give you just a glimpse of the incredible fishing we have had due to these little guys, we’ll introduce you to a few that have been out in … Read More

Stephen Quiller Painting Workshops at the 4UR

May 28th, 2014 by 4URRanch

We are very fortunate to have Stephen Quiller painting at the 4UR Ranch during two workshops this season! Because . . . Stephen Quiller is an award – winning, internationally recognized Master Watercolorist with an incredible gift for teaching. And . . . The 4UR Ranch is a living work of art, inviting the artist … Read More

Going GREENhouse – Garden to Table at the 4UR Ranch

May 6th, 2014 by 4URRanch

Having a Greenhouse and garden is a much-loved pastime for many people. It is not just the bounty of the harvest that is pleasing, but the contact with the soil, the fresh air, and decompressing as you methodically pull weeds. When you arrive at the 4UR Ranch this summer, you will see much activity around … 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