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.





Alternatives to Snowmen at a Dude Ranch

Ran across this picture on the Heather Jansch Facebook page. We featured her more traditional medium, driftwood, a few weeks back in our blog post "On Following Dreams". Since Colorado has been hit pretty heavy with snow this past week, we wanted to tribute her newest horse, sculpted from snow! Gives us something to work towards the next time we have a couple of feet up at the mountain, and would love to feature any more snow horses from our fans and guests! Send us a picture of yours ...

Super Bowl Sunday- Bring on the Horses

It's Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), and it is the highest professional football in the United States...just for the few % that might not know. The day on which the Super Bowl is played is now considered a de facto American national holiday, and is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. Crazy! So what does the Super Bowl XVLI have to do with horses? With the game having such an ...

Mountains of Colorado: At Black Mtn Ranch

As the snow is creeping its way to Colorado, it brings a sense of peace and stillness to the Mountains. There is such a profound beauty and richness to our surroundings. The once rich and green hills are about to be covered in a blanket of snow, the pastures where the horses graze are empty and silent. While we are anxiously awaiting for the summer to arrive and the cabins to fill with the chatter of guests, the weather brings us a reminder to slow down, tend to the fire, make another ...

Poetry at our Colorado Dude Ranch

One might not think that poetry and cowboys make a good pair, but we decided to challenge our fans to write a horse haiku as part of the entry for our giveaway. Entries will be taken until February 28th, so you have plenty of time to sit down with a pencil and paper and get creative. Here are two of our favorites so far! Will yours be one?     hai·ku  noun \ˈhī-(ˌ)kü\ plural haiku Definition of HAIKU:  : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three ...

Our Colorado Dude Ranch Horses

The Horses at Black Mountain Ranch are quite the herd. We have a horse to match every rider, from novice to advanced. Our team of horses is always capable of meeting your skill level. We have been asked more than once, "So just where do your horses come from?" Most of our herd travels from South Dakota to hit our trails in Colorado. We typically purchase "green broke" horses for our ranch. A "green broke"  horse means they have taken a saddle and have had a rider on their back a few ...

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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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