4 UR is our top pick for families with a diverse range of interest wanting to see the best of what the Rockies has to offer. Unlimited amount of water to fish as well as horseback riding, hiking, swimming pool and natural hot springs. 4 UR can make every family member happy in their own way.
4UR Ranch waters are divided into 20 “stations”. Each evening as dinner winds down, Aaron Christensen, ranch manager and fishing guide, escorts a shake bottle from table to table. The evening lottery has begun. The winner chooses the 1/3 mile station he would prefer to fish the next morning. Other anglers follow until the lowest lottery draw selects. In the afternoon, the order is reversed. This assures every angler will get a chance to fish alone on prime water almost every day. That’s the way it is at the 4UR. Fifteen “stations” are marked off along Goose Creek as it twists and turns its way through the valley, four stations are on the famous Rio Grande River and “Beat 20” is high in the Weminuche Wilderness. Goose Creek holds generous numbers of Rainbows, Browns, Snake River Cutts, Cutt-Bow hybrids plus Brookies in its higher reaches. You can also take a day trip above timber line to Lost Lakes, which provide stillwater fishing for native cutts. Ranch waters are catch and release, fly-fishing only, except Walton Pond, which also happens to be great fun for kids. Bring your dry fly rod. You can use it here every month of the season.
4UR Guest Ranch Accommodation:
The main lodge of the 4UR Ranch will greet you each morning with a blazing fire. Just off the main great room shown above is an inviting bar, as well as a game room, both with inspiring views up valley. Lodging at the 4UR Ranch is divided amongst several unique structures on the property. Each lodging option is named after one of the famous local mines that spurred one of the last great silver mining rushes in Western history in nearby Creede, Colorado. Each day, a bucket of ice is prepared and left by your door so you can while away the late afternoon with a cool beverage until the dinner bell rings. Rooms on the ranch property are spacious and inviting. You’ll have plenty of space in your closet and lots of leg room on your porch. Showers are hot and Water pressure is strong.
4UR Guest Ranch Travel:
The lodge is located just outside of Creede, CO. Most guests fly into the Alamosa airport and arrange for a shuttle ($50.00 per vehicle) to the lodge.
4UR Guest Ranch Additional Activities:
The horse program rivals in every way the fantastic fly fishing. The horses are savvy mountain trail horses, sure-footed and well-mannered. Trails snake up into the mountains in almost every direction from the ranch. The have short easy rides, long all-day rides and everything in between. Explore the surrounding National Forest. Climb up draws to incredible vistas. Amble through aspen and pine woods, and cross high meadows overrun with wildflowers. Odds are fair you may catch sight of a herd of elk and, if you’re really lucky, possibly one of the resident moose.
The 4UR also offers plenty of diversions besides trail riding like Shoot trap or sporting clays, Swimming, Hiking, Mountain biking, or Jogging. Take a quick shopping trip into nearby Creede, one of the very last boom towns that sprung up in Colorado. Today, you can mine this charming town’s shops for locally crafted art, jewelry and other goods. Or catch a play or musical at the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre. Plus, guests enjoy membership privileges at the Rio Grande Club, an exclusive golf, tennis and swimming facility in nearby South Fork. Possibly the favorite “activity” at the 4UR is the decidedly “non” activity of soaking in the famed hot spring spa. As far back as the turn of the century, people were riding the railroad to this haven of sublime soaking. Word then was that a little time in the hot springs could cure anyone of nearly anything. Today, most people have more realistic goals: profound relaxation and a markedly mellow outlook on the rest of the day. Still need some kinks worked out? Schedule a massage with Grace, who many returning guests believe has the most miraculous hands west of
Lodging, meals and most activities.
A 15% service charge. This will be distributed to all of the employees at the end of the season. Incidental gratuities during your stay are not expected. State and local taxes of 6.8%.