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.





Horses of Disney

From DisneyParks Blog, How Does a Horse Become a Disneyland Horse? Disneyland park is a special place to work – even if you’re a horse. Have you ever watched the horses strutting along Main Street, U.S.A., and wondered how they got a job at the happiest place on Earth? Me too! So I asked Alan Cooper, Equine Trainer Leader at Circle D Corral. When casting a new horse for a role at Disneyland park, “what we’re looking for is comfort,” said Alan, who has been at Circle D for more than ...

Dude Ranches, Cowboy Boots, and Weddings!

One of our Wranglers, Kit, is headed down the aisle tomorrow in nothing less than a pair of great cowboy boots! In honor of her wedding, we wanted to share our Pinterest board, Dude Ranch Weddings! What do you think of the trend of rocking a pair of cowboy boots when you say "I do!"? Photo credits go to the amazing Colorado photographer Casey Wigotow of Two One Photography! Check out her stunning collection online, featuring some of our favorite friends, horses!.

Creede, Colorado: Eyes Widen as Lone Ranger Set to Film

Creede, Colorado is looking to have a busier than normal summer. The town just signed a contact with the Lone Rangers production company and filming will start this June.  While the cameras won't roll until June, businesses in Creede are hoping for a head start on "The Lone Ranger." They're hoping the set construction for the movie will carry this tourist destination past what's normally a slow economic time of year. On Friday, the small town west of Alamosa signed a contract with the ...

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 ...

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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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