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.





Black hole resorts: a hole in one at Black Mountain Ranch

Recently, the Today Show had a segment on rising travel trends titled: “The Quest for Quiet.” In the past few years, resorts and hotels have started offering accommodations that allow guests the chance to unplug. An idea that offers guests the ability to take a technology holiday. More and more people seek destinations that offer accommodations without televisions or even wifi. New York times columnist Pico Iyer stated, in one of his latest articles, “The Joy of Quiet:” “The future of ...

"BUCK" (2011) A redemption story.

“In this particular discipline, if you want to be great you have to be a sensitive person. That’s why so many of the people that are good at this are sometimes tortured souls,” is how one person describes the true American Cowboy and philosophical horseman Buck Brannanam. Brannanam is the subject of Cindy Meehl’s documentary “BUCK,” a visually stimulating and touching film that offers an alternative approach to horse and human relationships. Meel follows Brannanam as for a year on the ...

Happy New Year!

As the New Year rolls in, it is a good time to reflect on the year past and anticipate the year ahead. At Black Mountain Ranch, we are excited about what is in store for 2012! The horses still have a few months of holiday in warmer pastures while we are busy prepping for the 2012 season. We began construction on our two newest cabins this past September and we look forward to having them available this summer! We are, also, using this time to reflect on why we do what we do. This ...

Comfortable Cabins

Relax comfortably in one of our many cabin options.  Here at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, our cabins range from one queen bed studios to three bedroom log cabins, all furnished to give you the ultimate ranch experience.  We have a variety of options to make your vacation perfect! You can take a look at the full Cabins page here, or look at some of the cabin photos below. Golden Eagle Cabin Columbine Cabin Red Tail Hawk Suite Castle Peak Suite Longs Peak ...

Wrangler Jacki

Jacki Michell was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from a trade school for Muscle Therapy but quickly traded the East for the West and now calls Colorado home. She is a forth year wrangler and has also worked in the kitchen and housekeeping departments as well.  Jacki is known for her amazing massages and many guests even credit her for "the best massage they've had." She spends her winters in Vail and McCoy with her boyfriend Chris. Jacki loves nature so her ...

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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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