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.




Our Colorado Dude Ranch Horses

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The Horses at Black Mountain Ranch are quite the herd. We have a horse to match every rider, from novice to advanced. Our team of horses is always capable of meeting your skill level. We have been asked more than once, "So just where do your horses come from?" meet the horses Most of our herd travels from South Dakota to hit our trails in Colorado. We typically purchase "green broke" horses for our ranch. A "green broke"  horse means they have taken a saddle and have had a rider on their back a few times. When the horses make it to our ranch, they spend a year training under our wranglers to ensure they are ready for our guests. We want to make sure each horse meshes well with the herd, and encounters all variables that can happen on a trail ride. meet the horses Once they have proven themselves trail worthy, they join our dude string, which usually is made up of 70-80 horses. Each one carries a gentle, trustworthy nature and once with the herd makes each trail ride fun, whatever the rider’s experience. Our horses are sure to show each guest an amazing time at our dude ranch. It may be your first time in the saddle, but not the first time for this gang.  Even if you have spent years riding, our horses will be sure to show you a good time. Watch our video to meet some of the string and our wranglers! If you are ready to jump in the saddle, call us to today to book your Colorado dude ranch vacation!  1-800-967-2401 or shoot us an email at ! We look forward to seeing you out at Black Mountain Ranch!    



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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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