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.





Adults Only Week: Yoga at the Ranch August 26th- September 2nd

We are so excited for this years "Yoga at the Ranch" which is August 26th-September 2nd. Our All Inclusive rates start at $1,950 for one adult! If you are needing a week to relax, reconnect, and recharge, this might be just what you are looking for! The All Inclusive Yoga Retreat Packages Include: Lodging in our beautiful Colorado Cabins. Horseback riding with your own horse for the week. Our Wranglers will pair you with the perfect match for your experience and style. ...

What is the Difference Between a Horse and a Pony?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] What is a pony?[/caption] If you are currently looking into horses for the first time and aren't particularly familiar with them yet, then you may be forgiven for thinking that a pony and a horse are essentially the same thing - the common understanding it seems for many people is that ponies are just smaller horses. However this is very much not the reality, and there are many considerable differences between horses and ponies that you ...

Headed to the Ranch? Here is our packing list!

Headed to Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch this summer? Here is our list of what to pack! Look forward to seeing you in the saddle! For Horseback Riding: Jeans or riding pants Chaps or Chinks, if you have them (if not, your friendly BMR wranglers will have comfy, broken-in pairs for rent or purchase!) Smooth-soled boots (hiking boots or tennis shoes are not ok) Long-sleeved shirt*, for cattle drive, (you may be riding through tress) Hat* (Cowboy hats offer the most ...

Cruise Ship Intervention!

Are you looking for a real deal family vacation? Trade boarding a cruise ship to jumping in the saddle! Why not forgo the rocky waters and try a weeklong stay at our dude ranch in beautiful Colorado? Here are just a few reasons why your family will beg to come back to our ranch year after year! TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE A DUDE RANCH OVER A CRUISE SHIP  Comfortable Cabins: When is the last time you heard someone say how great their accommodations were on their last cruise? Standard ...

Horse rescued two miles out from the sea

Owner of William, whose official name is Heir of Temptation, Mindy Peters told the Santa Barbara News-Press that her six-year-old Arabian show horse spoked by the waves, escaped from handlers and after running up and down the shore, swam about two miles out to sea. A coast guard rescue team secured the animal to a rescue boat before bringing him back to shore. What an amazing rescue for the horse and its owner!

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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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