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.





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 ...

On Following Dreams

Be Truthful, Gentle and Fearless. –Gandhi We recently rediscovered the work of Heather Jansch, a British sculptor whose work is most known for her full size driftwood horse sculptures. What inspires us the most is her passion. Growing up a country girl, Heather knew she wanted to be surrounded by horses and become an artist. After a rocky relationship as a young adult with schooling and its confines, she went on to study at Goldsmith College in London. A year into the program Heather ...


  Nothing is more sacred than the bond between a horse and it's rider. Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch has numerous stories of riders connecting with their horse, a bond that draws them back. Have you felt the connection?

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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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