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.




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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.

Driftwood Horses

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 states, “I was asked to leave the course. I was told that I did not have the stuff that painters were made from….. My confidence was shattered.”

Jansch Driftwood

When many artists and creative’s might have traded their life’s work into something more stable, Heather was determined to continue to pave her own path. After trial and error, with and without support, Heather gained the friendship and advice of her mentor, Arthur Giardelli.

Heather Jansch Driftwood Horse Head

Heather's fearlessness is a living story of trusting your work, yourself and carving your own path. Her work and her life size driftwood horses are now seen on display around the world. We all have our own story, and hers continues to remind us of why we are here and the roots and inspiration of how Black Mountain Ranch came to be. Can to join us at our Colorado Dude Ranch on your journey? We love to have you.  [facebook]



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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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