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.





McCoy, CO

The town of McCoy came to be established in the 1890's when Charles McCoy relocated his roadhouse there (it was originally located along the stage road mentioned in last weeks post). His roadhouse expanded to a 15 room hotel, with a dining room that became known for its delicious food made by his wife Rebecca. People would travel from all around just to eat Mrs. McCoy's acclaimed meals. A post office was built, named after McCoy, which served the town population of 75. One of the more ...

Wrangler Josh

Josh was born in Huntington Beach, California. He calls many places “home” including Georgia, Michigan, Colorado, and pretty much all of California. Sports kept Josh busy growing up as he participated in football, baseball, water polo, martial arts and of course all beach/water activities. He loves surfing and playing beach volleyball with his friends. Josh volunteers with SWAT (Summer Winter Action Tours) which is a leader in the student travel industry providing specialized trips ...

The McCoy Stage Road

As soon as the railroad was extended to the Wolcott area in the late 1800s, the stage route was started to carry mail, supplies, and travelers to the area. It served the little towns as far north as Steamboat Springs. Unlike our daily mail service, back then, the mail ran only three round rips per week. Large wheels provided clearance for rocks and up to 6 horses were needed to pull a fully loaded Concord stage. A new road, which crossed the Grand River, was established to help with the ...

Cattle Drive at the Dude Ranch

Today is Cattle Drive day. We are a Dude Ranch (same thing as a Guest Ranch if you were wondering), which is a working ranch that accepts guests. Today we are finding the Texas Longhorns (no fences here, we really have to go for a long ride to find them) and push them down to the arena where we check for health and brand if they are old enough. It is a fun adventure for guests and staff alike. No two cattle drives are alike. Sometimes they are near the ranch while other times they ...

Sunsets, Horses and the Vast Colorado Landscape

Sometimes a sunset is more than color.  It is peace, tranquillity and a reminder to just how much there is to see in this world. Add horses, and well, you have a dream come true.   We just put up a reviews section of our guest ranch.  Check out all the wonderful things our guests have said about us!

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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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