Leave the modern world behind at the Bar Lazy J in Parshall, Colorado. The world looks different from the back of a horse. You also feel like a different person when you're actually back on the ground! This guest ranch is a lliving, breathing link to the past. Here, the horse is king, especially when it's a mare! Do everything you've ever wanted, at an altitude of 7,600 feet. The ranch caters to families and is all about the experience.Safety is a watchword here, both for riders and mounts. You can do as much or as little as you like, You're in the high desert, yet the Colorado River runs through the ranch, a smaller version of its wilder self. You can fly fish on this silver medal river, or spend your days on a horse, bushwacking through sagebrush, looking for antler sheds. Eating here is a community event. The food is varied and plentiful; in short, it's also a fun and delicious adventure! You haven't experienced a real pancake breakfast until you've caught Cheri's back-fliipped-expertly-tossed-blueberry-infused concoctions on your strategically-positioned ranch plate that you're holding with your eyes closed on behalf of your hungy faimily! No pressure here for anyone, of course, except for air pressure.
We brought our 10 and 13 year-old daughters here in 2006 and returned as a couple in August 2012 for our 25th anniversary. It just so happened that the Bar Lazy J was celebrating their 100th anniversary as guest ranch in Colorado!
We are proud and pleased to sumit our review to TripAdvisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colorado's oldest continuously operating guest ranch is nestled in a peaceful valley along the beautiful Colorado River. Near Rocky Mountain National Park. Warm Western hospitality and delicious home cooked meals served in our historic lodge will add to your experience. Enjoy Gold Medal fishing, scenic horseback rides (all levels), jeep rides, mountain biking, guided hiking, river rafting, and sightseeing van trips. Extensive children's program, evening entertainment, recreation barn, and heated pool/jacuzzi. Listen to the Colorado River rush by in your private log cabin. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bar Lazy j Guest Ranch Hotel Parshall
- Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch Colorado/Parshall