Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch | Parshall, Colorado

  • Minimum: $295
  • Maximum: $330
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 800-396-6279 +1 970-725-3437
  • Location: Parshall, Colorado
  • Closest Airport: Denver International Airport(DEN)
  • Elevation: 7500 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 42
  • Open: May - September
  • Check In/Out: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
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About Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

Bar Lazy J is nestled in a peaceful valley along the banks of the Colorado River. Opened in 1912, Bar Lazy J is the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in Colorado. With a guest capacity of 42 we offer our guests a friendly, informal atmosphere and a true "western experience." While the original log lodge and cabins have been modernized, everthing possible has been done to retain the look and atmosphere of the "OLD WEST." You will enjoy stepping into the past.

Recreation and Relaxation is what we offer at the ranch. The pace is slower.....or not at all. The choice is always YOURS. The Sunday to Sunday all inclusive American Plan weekly program is geared to all level of guests - families, couples, singles, seniors. The ranch can accommodate 42 guests in private log cabins overlooking the Colorado River. At 7500 feet elevation, the crisp, clean mountain air will stimulate your appetite for the home-style food and fresh baked goods served in our historic log lodge. Scenic, Moderate and Adventure horseback rides are offered twice daily through the Arapaho National Forests sage covered hills and majestic mountains. We maintain our own herd of 90 horses which accommodate all levels of riding ability. Our wranglers carefully consider your riding experience and ability before pairing you with your horse during your stay at the ranch. Our riding program is progressive, in which we provide personalized riding instruction throughout the week. We have an outstanding Children's Program where your kids will ride horses with other children in their own age group, care for the petting farm, learn horsemanship skills, learn roping and archery, participate in arts and crafts activities, swim in our heated pool with water slide, hike, take a hay ride to our ranch Pow Wow, play games and much more. Adults are always welcome to join their children! Aside from incredible horseback riding, guests can choose from a variety of activities. COME EXPERIENCE OUR 1500 ft. COLORADO RIVER ZIP LINE.

We also offer a fly fishing clinic early in the week, trap shooting, jeep rides, mountain biking, guided hiking, swimming pool/hot tub, rodeo, cattle drives and boot-stompin' evening activities that are fun for the whole family. Our private 3/4 mile stretch of the Colorado River (designated Gold Medal Fishing) offers some of the best Rainbow and German Brown trout fishing in the state. Nearby are tennis courts, golf courses and white water rafting......or just plain relaxing with a book on your cabin porch watching the Colorado River rush by.

Dining Ranch Dining: At 7500 feet elevation the crisp mountain air will stimulate your appetite for the homestyle food and fresh baked goods we serve. Breakfasts are custom ordered off our menu and dinners are served plated in our historic log lodge. Lunches are buffet style on our screened dining porch overlooking the Colorado River. Since our own family is split between meat and non-meat eaters, we appreciate guests' variance in appetities and dietary needs. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences.
Activities Ranch Activities: All of our activities on the ranch are included with your cost of stay. While horseback riding and Gold Medal Fly Fishing are featured activities, we offer our 1500 ft. Colorado River Zip Line, trap shooting, mountain biking, guided hiking, fishing the stocked trout pond and evening entertainment. Rafting, tennis and several golf courses are available nearby. You can also choose to lounge around the heated swimming pool/hot tub, grab a book from the library, or sit and relax in the main lodge.
Lodging Ranch Lodging: While the original log cabins have been modernized, the look and feel of the "Old West" has been retained. We can accommodate our guests in 12 cozy comfortable log cabins plus the Ranch House for larger families. Our cabins, which are cleaned daily, can sleep from two to eight guests and all have screened porches with a view of the beautiful Colorado River. Each cabin has a king or queen bed and offers a variety of modern amenities. There is also a free laundry facility.


  • - 21-40
  • - 41-60


  • - Archery
  • - Biking
  • - Cattle work
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - National Park Trips
  • - River Rafting
  • - Shooting Sports
  • - Zip Line
  • - Childrens Program(3-5)
  • - Childrens Program(6-8)
  • - Childrens Program(9-12)


  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated


  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Private lessons
  • - Team penning
  • - Arena games
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Trail Riding 7+
  • - Trail Riding 8+

Dates Open:

  • - May
  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September

Length of Stay:

  • - 7 nights

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Cabins
  • - Internet
  • - Massages available
  • - Hot tub
  • - Game Room
  • - Petting Zoo
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Horse Safety Program

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Adult Only Weeks

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund minus $50 cancellation fee outside 60 days of arrival

Contact the ranch
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 800-396-6279 +1 970-725-3437
  • Location: Parshall, Colorado
  • Closest Airport: Denver International Airport(DEN)
Located in: Parshall, Colorado
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