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 the Horses: Kentucky Derby

With the 137th Kentucky Derby just a little over a week away, get to know the horses that will be racing in this American past time! Known as the "most exciting two minutes of sports", this is the first leg of the Triple Crown. Take Charge Indy, whose jockey Calvin Borel raced 2010's Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, is one of our favorites! Super Saver sired his first foal back in January and we posted a video of his first steps on our blog. Will you be watching the much talked ...

The Third Annual Taste of Derby Event

May 3rd will mark the 3rd annual Taste of Derby Event! With the 137th Kentucky Derby just around the corner, this event kick's off the Kentucky Derby weekend in style! The evening celebrates and showcases cuisine of popular horse racing destinations across the country, where masterful chefs from these cities serve samples of their signature dishes, while guests also enjoy unique wines paired with the chefs’ regional offerings, and mix and mingle with Thoroughbred horse racing ...

Essential Summer Guide from USA TODAY

Be sure to pick up a copy of Outdoor Living, as yours truly is featured in an article, "Unplugged & Upscale" by Kate Parham. It’s 7 a.m. You’ve already checked your email several times. Then you head to the office to stare at a computer screen for hours and answer the incessantly ringing phone. You  go to flop down on the couch and watch TV while you check news on your laptop or iPad. Maybe you read a couple of pages on your Kindle before lights out. Sleep, repeat.  Forget technology. ...

Yoga & Horses at Black Mountain Ranch

Recently while researching for our upcoming Yoga at The Ranch Adults Only Week, that is happening this August, we stumbled upon a new (to us) trend in equine: Yoga. One of the founders of this movement, Linda Guanti, based out of British Columbia holds workshops and classes for people to bring their horses and explore the richness of combining these two worlds. Now we are pretty sure most cowboys won't be itching to sign up, but we do think there is some really good stuff going on ...

Summer Vacations at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch

We found this fabulous vintage poster and agree, now is the time to plan your vacation to our Colorado Dude Ranch! Take a tour of our beautiful cabins or head over to our rates and reservations page to get more information! If you are curious as to what a typical week looks like on the ranch, you must read this! We are looking forward to the summer season and seeing you up at Black Mountain Ranch!

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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!


Book Online Today!

With our online booking tool you are able to quickly submit your deposit, request your cabin type, and lock in your spot!


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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