Love at the 4UR

February 17th, 2016 by 4URRanch

Over the years, the 4UR has witnessed several couples emerge from our summer staff. We know of seventeen couples who have married or are in a serious relationship, and we’re sure there are more that have missed our radar. One may look for employment at the 4UR for a fun summer experience, which oftentimes leads … 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

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

The Buildings of 4UR Ranch, Part II

May 24th, 2013 by insideout

In our last blog, we wrote on some of the buildings you can expect to see when arriving for your dude ranch vacation at 4UR. We continue this week with some of the older and more rustic spaces on the ranch. The Barn: A lot of the magic of 4UR is nurtured inside this building. … Read More

Take the Waters of Wagon Wheel Gap

March 20th, 2012 by insideout

The tradition of “taking the waters” is perhaps as old as civilization itself. In prehistoric times there were sacred springs. The Romans built sophisticated baths. People long ago flocked to baths from Baden Baden, Germany to Bath, Britain. They traveled to spas in Vichy, France and Fukata, Japan. In the Americas, native peoples held sacred … Read More

4UR Guest Ranch History

January 19th, 2010 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch has a long history. The property which we now care for has been attracting people for over 100 years. Ranching and tourism are not new to the Upper Rio Grande Valley. Settlers began farming at Wagon Wheel Gap as early as 1840. One of the earliest ranches, the Wason Ranch, was homesteaded … Read More

Historic Colorado Dude Ranch

April 15th, 2009 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch is no ordinary family dude ranch; it is one of the oldest in the state. The property was known as a sacred place by the Ute Indians, who called the natural hot springs here “Little Medicine” because of their healing powers. After the Ute left the area, the Wagon Wheel Gap Hot … Read More