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.





Meet Wrangler Chad

Meet first year Wrangler Chad Shoulders. Although it is his first year up at Black Mountain Ranch, it is definitly not his first year in the saddle. He started to ride when he was four years old and has spent previous summers as horse pack guide and hunting guide in Durango, CO. Chad grew up in Vail, Colorado and started to ski when he was two. He has been skiing ever since and is the Coach of the Ft. Lewis Ski Team and Ski Instructor at Beaver Creek. Years of teaching and coaching ...

Anna Simons: Head Wrangler

We are absolutely thrilled with our 2012 Wrangler Family! They are the backbone of the ranch, here to make sure you have an amazing time throughout your Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation! Five-year, seasoned veteran, Anna Simons is leading the team this year as Head Wrangler. Anna started at Black Mountain Ranch in 2006. Born and raised in South Dakota, Anna comes from a large family (she has over 40 first cousins, just on her dad's side!) and brings  her vivacious personality and huge ...

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 ...

Cowgirl Quotes: Life at a Colorado Dude Ranch

Here is our Wrangler Jessi helping a calf keep up with the herd at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! We have a great team of Wranglers and Staff this year and we look forward to introducing them to you. We truly live a working ranch lifestyle up at our Family Dude Ranch! We look forward to making fancy formal introduction of our amazing team. Hope you plan to join us for another great summer vacation at our family run and super fun dude ranch! No question is to big or too ...

Worlds Youngest Cowboy from Australia: Royce Gill

Little Royce Gill, from New South Wales, Australia is pictured here with his six-year-old pony, Maybelline. At two and a half years of age, he is a seventh-generation rodeo rider. Originally reported on the Daily Mail, his father champion rodeo rider Ryan Gill states 'We breed 200 calves purely for bucking bulls and 300 horses for rodeos, so there's not much else around for Royce to play with." Pretty adorable if you ask us. Talk about following in your fathers footsteps! He ...

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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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