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.




Summer 2017 - Week 14

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Well we just said goodbye to another group of amazing people. This morning was like saying goodbye to family. Yes there were tears but also many promises to return here together next year or the following. So now we all have another week at BMR to look forward to in the future! Here are some of the highlights from this week. At pack camp we learned how to dance like the Scottish do. The big tent at pack camp sounded like the kids tents (although it’s adult week) from all the giggling. Deb, Joe, and Gina let me practice on them to figure out a new clinic I wanted to try where they all worked on the ground with their own horses. Thank you guys for joining me! Whiskey and Suede, my round pen buddies got a workout as we had almost every guest come down to work with them which was awesome! While riding up to John’s Pond with a group of guests, a Bald Eagle took flight and flew very low above us as we were riding up the road towards it. After riding in the Rocky Mountains for 5 years that was definitely one of the coolest things I have seen. We also saw a little black bear on the road near the Honey Moon Cabin. We had Mark in a chicken costume dancing on the bar on Thursday night, which was hilarious. Wrangler vs. guest games were amusing as usual, the wranglers have to go around the obstacles while riding bareback and in a halter while dressed up in ridiculous costumes and the guests usually win. We had some awesome happy hour specials; Jake made a Rocky Mountain Grey Hound, which was creative and delicious. I dubbed my group of guests team Liquid Courage, as we decided to ride 4-5 hours in the Saloon on Monday night, but then Tuesday they were all trying to figure out whose idea it was to have them sit on a horse for that long! We couldn’t stop laughing, it was a great ride. Overall it was an amazing week, it was heart warming to watch the connections everyone made with their horses and with each other. I hope to see all of you again next year!



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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!

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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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