Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

Welcome To Black Mtn Dude Ranch!

Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is one of the top guest ranches in the world, hosting guests every summer to give you a taste of the West. We offer unlimited horseback riding for an adventurous, authentic vacation.





Best of Week 11: Kids Galore!

Whew, what a full house we had last week! Over 40 guests stayed with us, including lots of families with young kids, most of whom were having their first experience at a dude ranch! The kids immediately fell in love with their horses! They especially enjoyed the 'Pony Spa Session' we put on in the corral. This is where the kids get a chance to brush, braid, and paint their ponies before competing in the arena games. By the end of a week filled with riding, shooting, rafting, feeding ...

Vail Veterans at Black Mountain Ranch

Just over a week ago we hosted  14 people from the Vail Veterans program. The group included young men and their families who have been hurt serving our country. The group included four double amputees, but this didn't stop anyone from enjoying the dude ranch! We took them for a two hour ride and they all had a great time. Black Mountain Ranch is proud to be able to give something back to these wounded heroes. For more info on the program go to    

Best of Week Nine: Sunshine, Rain, and Birthdays!

Summer is in full force out here in Colorado high country. If you're familiar at all with Colorado weather, you'll know she has a hard time making up her mind. This means we get drops of rain, followed by scorching sun. Needless to say, our pond gets used quite a lot in the summer for guests after a quick cool down! From the weather, to celebrating two birthdays, last week didn't host one dull moment. We had just under 40 guests at the ranch, so it was a full house. We had some fun ...

Best of Week Eight: Wildflowers and New Faces

  Wildflowers in bloom welcomed our 34 guests of week eight of our beautiful summer season at Black Mountain Ranch! We had just under 35 guests at the ranch, and all were newcomers. It was quite the fun-fueled experience, since we had a mix of Americans and Europeans. All the kids got along really well, and we have no doubts everyone is going home with cherished memories. This summer has brought us a mix of rain and sunshine, and the nature has responded in a splendid fashion with ...

Best of Week Seven: Sunshine & Rain

Black Mountain Ranch saw a full house again this past week. We had about 40 guests, with 9 returning. We had to deal with quite a lot of unpexptected weather this past week, from thunderstorms to hail, and then right on hot summertime conditions. Fortunately, the weather didn't didn't dampen our guest's enthusiasm one bit! Even when it rained the kids made some cool bracelets in the leatherwork class, and the adults brushed up on their dancing skills with some line dancing lessons in the ...

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The Beauty of Colorado

Have you ever traveled to a dude ranch? Spending a week in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado is a wonderful horseback riding vacation for the entire family to enjoy! We offer pack camp trips, fly fishing, skeet and trap shooting, and of course plenty of time on horseback. All meals are included in your package, so no need to worry about a thing when you spend a week at our ranch!

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A Sample Week at BMR!

Every week is different but the fun is always the same!  If you're curious about the week start here! 






Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations - Black Mountain Ranch

Registered and insured Colorado Outfitter #1343.
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service

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