Colorado - 4UR Ranch
Colorado - 4UR Ranch
Location: United States
The fishing at the 4UR Ranch is not only excellent, but it is done in such a way as to make it completely relaxing and laid back. Ranch waters are divided into twenty "stations" very similar to the English beat system for fishing private waters.
Each evening as dinner winds down, the ranch manager escorts a shake bottle from table to table to conduct the evening lottery. 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 every day.
Of the twenty stations that are drawn for, fifteen are marked off along Goose Creek as it twists and turns its way through the valley. Four stations are on the famous Rio Grande, and "Beat 20" is high in the Weminuche Wilderness. Goose Creek holds generous numbers of rainbows, browns, Snake River cutthroat, cut-bow hybrids, and brookies in its higher reaches. You can also take a day trip above timberline to the Lost Lakes, which provide great stillwater fishing for native cutthroat. Ranch waters are catch and release, fly-fishing only, except for 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 summer season!
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT OFFERED: All fishing on Goose Creek is wade fishing. The ranch utilizes a variety of drift boats and rafts for floating the Rio Grande and other area rivers. The ranch also has a full-service tackle shop that sells and rents equipment.
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. 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 in the various lodges on the ranch property are spacious and inviting. You'll have plenty of space inside and lots of legroom on your porch. Showers are hot, and the water pressure is invigoratingly strong. While evenings are brisk in the mountains, you'll be cozy under the covers. Dawn will awaken both your body and your soul, as every new day brings another set of 4UR adventures.
Peak Season Rates (June 19 - August 14): Single Occupancy, $2590 per person, per week. Double Occupancy, $2450 per person, per week. Children 5 to 12 inclusive, $2135 per child, per week. Children under five as third party in parents' room, no charge.
Standard Season Rates (June 5 - 19; August 14 - October 2): Single Occupancy, $2450 per person, per week. Double Occupancy, $2275 per person, per week. Children 5 to 12 inclusive, $1960 per child, per week. Children under five as third party in parents room, no charge.
Three-night package - single occupancy, $1125 per stay. Double occupancy, $1050 per person per stay. Children 5 to 12 inclusive, $915 per child per stay. Children under five as third party in parents' room, no charge.
Standard package is six days and seven nights. Reservations for less than one week are not accepted from June 20 to August 14. There is a 10% discount for stays of two weeks or more.