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

Big Red’s Legacy at the 4UR Ranch

February 21st, 2015 by 4URRanch

This winter at the 4UR, we had to say goodbye to our old faithful feed truck, Big Red. Although he will be missed, his replacement, Big Red II has proven the “new guy” is ready to face any given task with ease and muscle.   Winter is vehicle maintenance time at the 4UR Ranch. Our … Read More

4UR Ranch Remodels This Winter

December 22nd, 2014 by 4URRanch

This winter, the 4UR Ranch is remodeling and building to continue to bring you excellent service. All remodels and construction are the combined efforts of Creede America and Vineyard Construction. Main Lodge Remodel When you arrive at the Ranch this summer, you will notice the first remodel as you arrive and check in. We have … 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

Hay Harvesting Season at the 4UR Ranch

September 16th, 2014 by 4URRanch

Hay season is in full swing at the 4UR.  We love this time of year – the sunlight seems a little more golden, there is a hint of fall in the leaves, and the air is a little crisper.  A few weeks ago, there was a taint of sadness with many staff returning to college … 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

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