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.





Meet our Horses

Our horses are professionals at giving folks without much riding experience fantastic experiences. It is their job. Here is a sampling of who we have to ride and what they are like. We have over 70 horses in our dude string, so not every horse is listed on our website. Apache Apache is a favorite for many returning guests and advanced riders.   Gila Known for her half-draft size and gentle manners, Gila is a favorite of large riders and children. Half-drafts are known as ...


Our food really sets us apart. Breakfast Sample Menu: Homemade Quiche with Caramelized Leeks, bacon & Mozzarella Hash Browns Orange French Toast Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Bacon & Sausage Scrambled Eggs Blueberry Muffins Lemon Bread Fresh Fruit Bagels, Toast, English Muffins served with Homemade Jams Lunch Sample Menu: Grilled Flank Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Red Pepper Aioli and Fresh Arugula on Warm Baguette Chicken Caesar Club ...


Meet the staff and team of Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! Our staff is from all around the world and shares a common passion for horses, the mountains and showing guests an amazing time. When you visit Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, whether for a family vacation or on an adults only week, we want you to feel at home! Meet the 2012 team that is here to show you a good time and have fun while doing it! THE MAY FAMILY  Nowell May, Ranch Manager and Kaylee Jacobson, Everything ...

Looking For The Best Dude Ranch?

Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is an amazing vacation ranch in the heart of Colorado. Want a taste of the West? Join us for a week long stay at our ranch high in the Rockies halfway between Vail and Steamboat Springs Colorado. Arriving on Sunday afternoon, your week long package includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, and a trip to a local rodeo. ...

What Is a Dude Ranch?

Great question!  We get the question "what is a dude ranch?" all the time! A dude ranch is a working ranch that also accepts guests. In other words, this is a real ranch that you are welcome to come be a part of! This is a taste taste of the old wild west (well, we add comfortable accommodations and amazing food that the original cowboys didn't quite have...).   Got it, that's what a dude ranch is We operate a dude ranch in Colorado (north of Vail) and accept guests during the ...

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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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