RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

Published: 5/11/2015 8:22:48 AM

 

Nestled in a peaceful valley along the banks of the Colorado River you will find the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch. Opened in 1912 it is considered the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in the state. Though the original log lodge and cabins have been modernized the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch has tried to retain the look and atmosphere of the “old west” so that you will feel like you are stepping back in time. A vacation at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch means all your meals and many of the activities like horseback riding, "Gold Medal" fly-fishing/fishing, kid’s program, hayrides, camp-fires, mountain biking, evening entertainment are included in one weekly rate per person.  The ranch also has lots of great amenities like a hot tub, swimming pool, petting corral, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and most importantly a bottomless cookie jar.

Colorado Guest Ranch
Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

The Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch is proud to maintain their own herd of over 100 horses. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to horseback riding or a very experienced rider or fall somewhere in between the ranch has the ideal horse waiting just for you! Their experienced wranglers will pair you with a horse suited to your level of riding that you get to ride all week. You will also will receive personalized riding instruction and helpful tips throughout the week to help you become a better rider. For those seeking a real thrill the Bar Lazy J Ranch now offers a zip line that is one of Colorado's longest and fastest zip lines and is the only one that crosses the Colorado River. You will be zipping along at speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour that drop 82 feet in elevation and cross 1500 feet.  Now doesn’t that sound exciting? A dude ranch vacation at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch truly has something for everyone in your group from fun outdoor activities during the day to cozy camp-fires at night this Colorado guest ranch promises a true “Western Experience”. Happy Trails!