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.





Questions to Ask A Dude Ranch

We talk to a lot of guests on the phone everyday.  Love it, we really do.  There seems to be quite a few common questions!  So rather than watch the morning rides go out today I thought I would answer them here. 1) How Flexible Are You? This one is big for us.  At Black Mountain Ranch, you are in control.  Don't feel like a ride (or feel like a long one)? Just let us know and we can design your stay to meet your dreams.  We help design it but it is flexible! 2) How are your kids ...


Wondering what you do when you stay at our Colorado Dude Ranch? Here are some of the great activities and adventures you will take when you come to Black Mountain Ranch! There are plenty of activities around the ranch. A sampling: Roping Lessons Shotgun shooting Take a swim in our outdoor Pool Hot Tubs Fishing Arena Riding Mountain Trails Arena Games Nature Hiking Our Saloon Whitewater Rafting A trip to the local Rodeo A day in Steamboat ...


We have plenty of terrain to ride on from canyons to mountain peaks! From novice to expert we will match the horse, the ride, and the group to each rider's ability. The rides vary from a couple of hours to a full day's ride. Our extensive trail system extends deep into the Routt National Forest. You can choose to stay on the trails, explore cross country, or ride in the arena for practice and instruction. 70 horses and access to thousands of acres of riding, ready to ...

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 ...

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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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