With some of the best private hunting territory in the Rocky Mountain region—though only 90 miles from Denver—located right on C Lazy U Ranch’s 16,000 acres of private land, guided hunts at our guest ranch is an experience unlike any other. You rough it while out on the hunt but back at the ranch, you live a life of luxury. C Lazy U Ranch provides not only expert hunting guides, but hospitality staff experienced in providing the highest level of service.
We blend world-class guided hunting trips with the comforts of a luxury guest ranch – and families of hunters are very welcome at the C Lazy U; your spouse and children will never be bored while the hunters are out on the range.
C Lazy U Outfitters offers all-inclusive big game hunting trips for elk, mule deer, moose, and pronghorn antelope in Colorado, with archery, muzzle loader and rifle hunts from September through November. Our guided hunting trips are led by experienced guides in a fair-chase environment on predominately private land, with some public land on the property boundaries.
Bring home a prize trophy mule deer, thanks to C Lazy U’s substantial resident herd and the migratory route that bisects the property, which brings in those elusive monster bucks.
As an all-inclusive hunting lodge, we’re proud to offer our renowned five-spur service that’s miles above any standard Colorado hunting outfitter. At C Lazy U Ranch, guests receive three gourmet meals each day, which is complemented by an expertly curated wine list and an extensive beer and liquor selection, as well as access to the award-winning Lazy You spa. But these are just small samples of what you can expect on a hunting trip at C Lazy U Ranch—we’ve fine-tuned all the details to ensure everyone has the vacation they want.
Horseback riding is offered year-round at the ranch, along with plenty of other activities to fill time between hunts or for those who would rather spend time at the ranch. With so many things to do, C Lazy U Ranch is one of the best hunting locations that are fun for the family.
The C Lazy U Ranch is a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award winner, named the #3 best resort in the USA and #2 best resort in the American West.
Similar to our elk, mule deer, and moose herds, we have several pronghorn antelope that summer on the sage flats of the C Lazy U Ranch. We accommodate 1-3 hunters per year depending on interest and successful landowner tag applications. Our fully guided hunts are designed around 3 days in early October. Please call for more information on this hunt.
Find out what a typical day is like when booking your exclusive hunting vacation in Colorado at C Lazy U Ranch. Hunters start early, but the rest of the days are left up to you. Enjoy daily gourmet meals, cozy accommodations, excellent hunting guides and five-spur service.
Our day starts with breakfast in the main lodge at 5 a.m. Our great kitchen staff rustles up a homemade breakfast before you hit the hills for our private land hunts. Your hunting guides will meet you during breakfast to go through the morning plan and make sure you are equipped with all the supplies needed for the hunt.
Just before first light, you’ll head out in one of our ranch vehicles (a Tahoe, truck, or Jeep) to the hunting destination. We do have blinds throughout the ranch, but we do most of our hunting by spot and stock. Depending on how active the animals are that morning, we will bring you back in around 10:30 am.
While you’re out on the hunt, your family members can take part in the many ranch activities and amenities, including the Lazy You Spa. Because we have plenty to do, it’s one of the reasons C Lazy U Ranch is one of the best hunting locations where you can bring your spouse.
Once you are back on ranch, you are free to spend your time how you want, such as horseback riding or relaxing by the pool. Or, if you are looking to catch up on some sleep, take advantage of our great luxury ranch accommodations.
From noon until 1 p.m., lunch is served either at the Patio House by the pool or up in the Main Lodge where you can expect an expansive buffet or plated meal option.
Around 4 p.m., the guides will round up the hunters to head back on the hunt. The afternoon is usually when we see rain or snow so prepare for some weather, but days are generally sunny during hunting season. You will be on the hunt until dark; afterwards, the guides will get everyone back to the ranch for dinner.
Once you get cleaned up from hunting, the guides will meet you in the Main Lodge for a drink and to swap hunting stories from the day. A family-style or plated dinner will be served in the Main Lodge dining room, depending on the meal and time everyone gets back from hunting. We often gather in front of the TV for some football after the meal.
The main ranch facilities are still very much active during the hunting season. Fall is a popular time for group events, business retreat and weddings, so you will see other guests partaking in these activities during your stay. Many meal times will be shared between the different groups on ranch, making for diverse groups and plenty of camaraderie!
Check out our Hunting Program for an in-depth look at what a typical hunting vacation at C Lazy U Ranch is like.
Once a hunter fires a shot, the guides will make sure everything is safe before approaching the animal or the area where animal was. If wounded, we will do our best to track the animal without sacrificing the hunts of our other guests. If the search ends without success, the wounded animal is considered your kill which is noted in the hunting agreement. At this time, we can discuss options to shoot another animal, which is handled on a case-by-case basis.
If the hunter has a successful kill, the guides will field dress the animal before we retrieve and stage the kill back on ranch. Head back to the ranch, where we have a great meat processor and taxidermist on call.
If you forget to pack something, you can always head over to the Ranch Store to pick up anything you may have missed. We have everything from the perfect boots for horseback riding to toothpaste and can order supplies from town.
If you’re not here to hunt, there is still plenty to do at the ranch. Besides daily horseback riding—where you can brush up on skills to show off at the Shodeo – adults and kids can head outside for fly fishing, archery, trap shooting and tennis, or test their stamina and strength at the ropes course and zip line.
Even pampering yourself is possible on a hunting vacation, thanks to our award-winning Lazy You Spa.
For any questions about your next hunting trip in Colorado, call the C Lazy U Ranch reservations department at 970-887-3344.