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4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

Howdy! A year & a half ago I bid on a very special vacation to benefit the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. I had heard about the 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado for sometime & I was so excited to bid on & win this trip!

Any way I can help our educational ski programs I do. Any way I can go on a great vacation I’m in!

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

Let’s start at the very beginning….

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

This summer all of my travel has been road tripping through Colorado.

I LOVE my home state & I was thrilled not to have to get on any airplanes!

Cowboy Brunch | 4UR Ranch | Creede, CO | MarlaMeridith.com

Creede, CO is absolutely gorgeous!

My hubs was such a rock star watching my kids when I had work away from home that I gave him a break & took my 2 kiddos to the ranch solo.

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

They missed daddy but loved time with me & the new pals they met in the ranch Kid’s Program.

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

Staying at 4UR was laid back, relaxed & very pampering. All of our gourmet meals were included… (phew! It was sooooo nice not to cook for 3 days)

What you see here is a cowboy brunch…they have a trail ride up to the brunch.

Cowboy Brunch at 4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | MarlaMeridith.com

I’m crazy for this blue speckled enamelware!

Cowboy Brunch at 4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | MarlaMeridith.com

At 6am they leave coffee outside our cabins every morning…

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

The cowboy brunch was true rustic comfort food prepared expertly!

Sausage, biscuits & gravy, fruit salad, cheesy egg scramble & baked oatmeal are featured on my plate…

Cowboy Brunch | 4UR Ranch | Creede, CO | MarlaMeridith.com

Cowboy Brunch | 4UR Ranch | Creede, CO | MarlaMeridith.com

These carrot muffins were to die for!

Carrot Muffins | MarlaMeridith.com

Carrot Muffins | MarlaMeridith.com

Fresh fruit salad is always a win!

Fruit Salad | MarlaMeridith.com

Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served in the main lodge. This is the only part of the ranch you can get wi-fi & make phone calls.

Cowboy Brunch | 4UR Ranch | Creede, CO | MarlaMeridith.com

It was nice to have limited access to technology…otherwise I might have lost some of the ranch experience.

It was awesome to keep the focus on my kids, the outdoors and other guests.

Horses at 4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | MarlaMeridith.com

The staff was so lovely & personable. The horse wranglers were very professional & had us feeling safe & well educated about riding.

4UR keeps you on the same horse every day of your trip so riders & animals get to know each other well. This is very important for kids & adults alike.

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

There were sweet animals everywhere & we fell in love with all of them…

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

All had lots of personality! Look at the little hearts on this goats knees…

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

Cats frolic in dark barn corners…

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

I brought my gun & was able to shoot some clay pigeons (great practice for pheasant hunting this fall.) 4UR has both sporting clays course & trap shooting range. Great for novice or pro shooters!

Trap Shooting | Creede Colorado | MarlaMeridith.com

Fly fishing is amazing in the local waters. There are trophy ponds, wilderness lakes & both sides of the legendary Rio Grande River. Goose Creek is one of only a few entirely private tailwater trout streams in the American West.

I went out with a guide (Aaron, also the property manager with his wife Robin) as I’m new to fishing. Fishing with a  seasoned pro is the way to go if you are a newbie!

Fly Fishing | Creede Colorado | MarlaMeridith.com

We caught a few beautiful rainbows. Astute stream management and rigorous catch and release practices have made the 4UR truly special. 20+ inch trout are landed almost every week.

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

Because I loved our trip so much we are booking an entire week next year, we were there for a long weekend this trip.

If you plan on visiting 4UR be sure to call asap. Guests return year after year & bookings are coveted!

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort | MarlaMeridith.com

Visit the 4UR Ranch website and Facebook page too!

Cowboy boots | 4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | MarlaMeridith.com

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13 thoughts on “4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado

  1. Look at you fishing and with your gun! I need you to be my bodyguard 🙂 You are so tough and strong (with gorgeous hair!). Love all the animals. The goats, horses, and cats..the scenery, just such a pretty post!

  2. It looks beautiful there! We only go to CO in the winter to ski, but I’m thinking we’ll have to try to make it there in the fall sometime, too 🙂

  3. This ranch looks so peaceful and welcoming. I love all the different family friendly activities. We love mountain retreats where we can get away from the city life for a week.

  4. I’ve always wanted to do something like this. It sounds like such a wonderful experience. Now I’m envious!