Welcome to the West!

At 7,500 ft. elevation, the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch is considered the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in Colorado. Our family-friendly ranch is ideally 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 with a true "Western Experience". Whether you choose one of our 12 comfortable  log cabins (most located on the bank of the Colorado River), or our extremely roomy Ranch House, your family will enjoy clean rooms, comfortable beds, and modern amenities. But, most of all, you and your family will enjoy the refreshing Colorado mountain air and relaxing evenings while stargazing on your private front porch.

Your all-inclusive Colorado dude ranch vacation includes all your meals for the entire week, including the bottomless cookie box, and many activities including horseback riding, "Gold Medal" fly-fishing/fishing, kid’s program, hayrides, campfires, mountain biking, evening entertainment, and so much more! Be sure to check out our newly added 1500 ft. Colorado River Zip Line!

Take a stroll through our site and get to know us a little better. Learn more about our all-inclusive family vacation, our experienced and friendly staff, the history of the ranch, and everything else that makes up the perfect Western Experience. Then, call us with any questions or special requests.

Recreation and relaxation is what we offer at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch. Once you’re here, you’ll settle into your own pace – fast, slow, or not at all. The choice is always YOURS!

It is your Colorado family vacation, so come for the week and leave with a lifetime of memories.

Happy Trails!

Jerry and Cheri Helmicki, Your Hosts

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Signature Ranch Award

Winner in 2013’s TOP 5: Best Family Ranch and Best Ranch Hosts in the Nation and Voted the #1 Fly Fishing Ranch in the Signature Ranch Awards!

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