Horse Life: Travel to Granby, Colorado

Retreat Fit for a Cowgirl

Where: Granby, Colorado

What: Julie Goodnight and Barbra Schulte Riding and Wellness Retreat

Bring your own horse or borrow a dude ranch horse to enjoy five days of riding in the Rocky Mountains with renowned clinicians (and H&R contributors) Julie Goodnight and Barbra Schulte at the luxurious C Lazy U Guest Ranch ( during the annual riding and wellness retreat.

Enjoy a relaxing fire poolside at the C Lazy U Guest Ranch. Photo courtesy of C Lazy U

This riding retreat offers you plenty of saddle time with daily lessons from Goodnight and Schulte, plus workshops that help you develop your inner strength, confidence, personal fitness, and healthy living.

Wind down after an afternoon packed with activities by partaking in a guided trail ride and explore new areas of the ranch, or stop by the spa for a relaxing and well-
deserved massage. But be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back to your cabin to watch the ranch’s famous daily jingle—where the wranglers herd 200 ranch horses out to pasture at the end of each day.

The Facts: 8.5K | Number of acres you’re able to roam on horseback at the C Lazy U. 

Nichole Chirico

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See spectacular views and wildlife sightings when driving the famous 1. Trail Ridge Road that winds through the 2. Rocky Mountain National Park. Eleven miles of this highway drive is above treeline, with the highest point at 12,183 feet elevation.


Before you decide to explore Granby, grab a breakfast burrito smothered in green chili (a Colorado must) from 3. The Glory Hole Cafe. Or, after a long day of hiking, stop by 4. Maverick’s Grille for a big, juicy burger.


After five days of riding horses, visit the 5. Hot Sulphur Springs Spa to soak sore muscles in one of the many mineral pools. For those feeling more adventurous, head to the sky one morning and see some of the best views of the Rocky Mountains with 6. Balloon Rides Colorado

Celebrating 100 Years

C Lazy U was first formed 100 years ago in 1919 as the F Slash Ranch and has been giving guests a taste of the West ever since. It was later renamed to C Lazy U Ranch after the shape of Willow Creek, which runs directly through the ranch. 

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