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.





Family fun at our Colorado Dude Ranch: Meet our Baby Goats

At Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, we are a real working guest ranch. Not only do we keep our 70 horses, herd of cattle, we also have two chicken coops (currently finishing the chicken chalet), bunnies, and five adorable Colorado born rescue goats. These adorable little fellows were adopted after either being rejected from their moms at birth or runts struggling to get fed at meal time. We decided three years ago to start adopting these guys to give them a new chance at life and ...

Daydreaming of Giraffes

One of Black Mountain Ranch's Wranglers, Andrew Hyde, spent last week hanging out in Nairobi, Kenya. He shared with us some of his pictures from his trip, and they got me thinking... Growing up training horses, I daydreamed about running off to join the Circus. Only, I would have a traveling Giraffe show, in which of course I would ride a Giraffe. Horses, though, are more common than Giraffe’s, not to mention it’s much easier to get a saddle on a horse than the sloped back of a ...

Horses of Beauty

We have to admit we are getting pretty excited to have our herd back at the Ranch after their winter vacation! This is one beautiful creature that we had to share! Be sure to check out the rest of our Horse Quotes and Cowgirl Quotes! Are you on Pinterest? If so, check out our Horses of Beauty board as well! We hope to see you at the ranch this summer!

Want to be a Wrangler at Black Mountain Ranch?

With the 2012 season quickly upon us, we are still looking for a few positions to complete our team!  Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is currently looking for Wranglers and HouseKeepers/Kitchen Help. If you are looking to work hard and have experience working with a herd, horsemanship skills, and western riding please fill out our online application here! We look forward to hearing from you! Wranglers must be at least 21 years old, willing to work long hours, a clean driving ...

Is there an App for that? Yes there is. Horse Lovers Rejoice

We have to admit, we are not App people, we are Horse people. Although this was too fun not to share! In the world of apps, iphones, ipads and smartphones, it seems like there is an App for almost anything. Horse lover's rejoice! There is now a photo app that lets you impose horse pictures on any pictures you are taking with your iphone or ipad. We don't recommend using this as a substitute for actual real world physical time with horses, but it can work if you are in a pinch! Hope ...

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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!

Explore Our Cabins

Take some time to explore our custom built cabins, watch some videos and see what might work best for your vacation!


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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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