Opened in 1912, Bar lazy J is considered the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in Colorado. Our historic ranch is ideally located located just southwest of Rocky Mountain National Park and nestled in a peaceful valley along the banks of the Colorado River. With a guest capacity of 42 we offer our guests a friendly, informal atmosphere and a true “western experience.”
summer: May. 31,2020 - Aug. 22,2020
fall: Aug. 22,2020 - Sep. 26,2020
May. 26,2019 - Sep. 27,2019
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:
Denver - 2 hours
We have 12 cozy, comfortable guest log cabins clustered along the Colorado River. Also available is our 3 bedroom Ranch House. All cabins have screened porches. Cabins and the Ranch House are cleaned and the beds made daily. There is a laundry room available for guests to use at no charge.
While the ranch features horseback riding and "GOLD MEDAL" fishing, we offer a variety of other non-riding activities to choose from including our 1500 foot COLORADO RIVER ZIP LINE. Mountain Biking, guided hiking, White water rafting, trap shooting, sight seeing van trips and nearby golf are all available. You can also choose to lounge in our 20X40 heated swimming pool, soak in our jacuzzi, grab a book from our library, or sit and relax in the main lodge. The recreation barn is always open for a game of air hockey, ping pong, shuffleboard or foosball.
For most meals everyone gathers in the historic lodge where we serve good old American home style cooking. Lunches are served in our river porch overlooking the Colorado River. At 7500 feet elevation the mountain air and outdoor life provide a terrific appetite booster - so we serve em' up in cowboy sized portions. Our entrees are accompanied with delights such as homemade breads, pastries and desserts. Since our own family is split between meat and non-meat eaters, we recognize and appreciate guests' variance in appetities. There are always options available.
$1750.00 (ages 7-12), $1450.00 (ages 3-6)
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
An 18% Service Charge/Gratuity is automatically added to your bill so you do not have to be concerned about leaving any staff tips.
Accepted Payment Methods:
Personal Check, Travelers Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Travel Agents Accepted:
Dedicated Arrival Day
Minimum Night Stay
Summer (Peak Season)
Fall (Off Peak Season)
Winter (Off Peak Season)
Spring (Off Peak Season)
Children's Program Start/End Age:
20X40 heated swimming pool with waterslide
Additional Cattle Activities:
Optional off ranch cattle drive
We have 2/3 mile of private GOLD MEDAL fishing on the Colorado River. A stocked trout pond is also available to our guests. A fishing/fly fishing clinic is provided by a professional guide on Mondays.
We have a fleet of Diamonback cycles for our guests to use.
Massage Available on Ranch:
Information Technology Facilities:
We provide an office for guests to access the internet and the ranch has its own Wifi access.
Conventions, Meetings & Retreats
The ranch is a wonderful location for celebrating family reunions. We would be happy to provide references of families who have had their special week at the ranch.
Depending on number of persons attending.