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

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

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

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

Update on the West Fork Wildfires in Southwest Colorado

June 26th, 2013 by insideout

Unfortunately, the 4UR Ranch had to be evacuated last week because of concerns over the approaching wildfires in our corner of beautiful Southern Colorado. At this point, the ranch and all residents (including those with four legs) are safe. We wanted to let all of you know about what has happened in the last week. … Read More

Meet New Friends at our Colorado Dude Ranch

June 22nd, 2010 by 4URRanch

Have a dude ranch vacation in Southern Colorado at 4UR Ranch, a luxury guest ranch and fly fishing resort. Read our blog, and hear about other happy guests.

Rio Grande Golf Club

May 28th, 2010 by 4URRanch

About 13 miles from our Colorado dude ranch is the renowned Rio Grande Golf Club. Take scenic roads weaving through the stunning Southern Colorado landscape to one of Colorado’s newest championship 18-hole courses. If a round on the green is your cup of tea, Rio Grande serves up an award winning combination of sandstone outcroppings, … Read More

Creede CO Area Map

May 20th, 2010 by 4URRanch

Hello to all of you! We are really getting into the swing of things here. It is only a few more weeks until we start hosting Dude Ranch vacations in the lush valley of Goose Creek. In preparation for all the great new and returning guests, I thought it would be a good time to … Read More

A Favorite Colorado Wine: Infinite Monkey Theorem

April 26th, 2010 by 4URRanch

We have something to look forward to – staff orientation is one month away. And if that is only a month away, than the good days of summer are just past that. I began to reminiscence about fun from the summer before at the guest ranch. Rides with friends and family – a wonderful chance … 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

4UR Guest Ranch plays a part in the Slow Food Movement

December 15th, 2009 by 4URRanch

Just after Thanksgiving Damon helped our neighbor Gil Motta to transport 10 grass-fed steers to a natural grass-fed beef market near Carbondale, Colorado. Gils’ steers were 100% grass-fed and grass-finished – no antibiotics, no hormones, etc. In creating this all-natural product, Gil was also using a high-density, low-duration grazing rotation. We discussed this style of … Read More