Sourdough at the 4UR Ranch!

May 9th, 2018 by 4URRanch

             During the off season this year, some of the 4UR kitchen staff spent time in the classroom. Chef Blake and Chef Liz spent a week in California at the San Francisco Baking Institute or SFBI.  Five days of their trip was spent at the SFBI’s Artisan II course where … Read More

The 4UR’s Efforts in Environmental Sustainability

April 10th, 2018 by 4URRanch

  Importance of Sustainability Sustainability at the 4UR Ranch is something we take seriously. We’re constantly looking for new ways we can reduce our footprint on our environment. The land and these resources are essential to preserve since it’s what makes this place so special for all of us. It provides us with all these … Read More

Love at the Ranch, Part II

February 16th, 2017 by 4URRanch

This Valentine’s Season at the 4UR Ranch leaves us thinking about some of the most recent couples that have fallen in love at the Ranch. Every year a new match seems to be made. This summer we will get two see two couples that met at the ranch celebrate their relationships with June weddings! Here … Read More

Ice Cutting and Nordic Skiing at the 4UR Ranch

January 28th, 2017 by 4URRanch

This past weekend was a busy one at the 4UR Ranch as we welcomed the San Juan Nordic Club for a Nordic skiing clinic and Humphrey’s Ranch hosted their annual Ice Cutting event. This year was the second annual Nordic ski clinic hosted at the 4UR in conjunction with the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust … Read More

Holiday Sweets from the 4UR Kitchen

December 20th, 2016 by 4URRanch

Cooking during the holiday season can be a daunting task so we asked our amazing 4UR kitchen Chefs, Wray, Blake, and Liz to share some of their favorite holiday sweets and advice for keeping the kitchen a stress free place this season. Chef Wray Warner says the best piece of entertaining advice he ever received … Read More

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

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

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

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

4UR Ranch and the Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine

November 10th, 2015 by 4URRanch

The mine is one of the most fascinating historical structures on the 4UR Ranch.  It catches your eye as you scan the beautiful horizon of the Ranch and it stirs up questions of what life was like 100 years ago for the miners and how different things must have looked. What was the mine used … 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

Office Space at the 4UR Ranch

May 4th, 2015 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Ranch has spent this past winter/early spring remodeling the offices and reception area in our Main Lodge. This week, Kathy, Robin and Aaron are finally moving in. There are boxes with miscellaneous computer cords and office supplies occupying counter tops and filing cabinets in the entrance, but our Managers have a smile on … Read More