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.





Easter Egg Hunts... on Horseback

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  -Winston Churchill Of course, we totally agree with Mr. Churchill at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! So with the upcoming weekend's festivities, we wanted to share a few places around the country that are doing the Easter egg hunt right, on horseback! [caption id="attachment_1405" align="alignnone" width="640"] The best Easter Egg hunt in the entire universe is held the Saturday before Easter at Canna Bay ...

When I am Old... Dude musings from Black Mountain Ranch

When I am Old... I shall wear diamonds And a wide brimmed straw hat With silver and leather on it and I shall spend my social security On white wine and carrots And sit in the alley of my barn And listen to my horses breathe. I will sneak out in the middle of a summer's night And ride the chestnut mare Across the moonstruck meadow. If my old bones will allow. When people come to call I will smile and nod As I walk them past the gardens to the barn And show, instead, the beauty ...

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 ...

Horse You See

We stumbled upon this finalist for the PBS Online Film Festival, "Horse You See". Today is the last day to vote for this wonderful film about our favorite friends, horses, by Red Ant Films. The film shows us the essence of being a horse from the perspective of Ross, an equine from a Navajo Reservation. Please share with your friends! We love this film and hope you enjoyed it as well! Check out their Facebook page, Horse You See. Such a beautiful film with a powerful story and ...

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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!

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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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