Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

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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.




Sunny Days...

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jimmy taking advantage of another beautiful colorado day So various websites on the internet machine show that, on average, Colorado has 300 days of sunshine per year. I read this. It MUST be true otherwise they wouldn't put it on the internet. So, joking aside, lets say that we only get 275 days of sun a year. I read the criteria and there is no real solid meteorological definition of "days of sun per year". So that could leave some of those days a little debatable. 275 starts to sound like a nice, fair number. That number, even diminished a little, is a lot of sunny days. Today was one of them. You would think that after all these sunny days, they might start to get a little old. They don't. Not even a little. Especially in the wintertime. Today, as I looked out around the mountains all covered in clean, white snow and dotted here and there with pockets of towering pines, firs and bare aspens, I wondered about what exactly it was that made these days so nice. Sure, the views are great, and obviously never get old, but it took a couple hours to really get to the bottom of just why yet another crisp, cold winter day, with the sun shining bright and not a whisper of wind make me grin like an idiot all day. Reading back through my older blogs, I found the answer. I love the beautiful days so much because many of the 60 odd non-days we get a year come in the winter and are nasty. I mean really nasty. How exactly do you think that we could have 300 claimed days of sunshine AND ski resorts that claim 300 inches of snow a year. Some really gnarly days, thats how. So, without even realizing it, I have been enjoying the beautiful sunny days to the maximum because I knew that it wasn't gonna be so nice at some point. Even when things were going not-so-great at one point today, I was ok with it, because, hey... It is a nice, sunny day today, and that is an ever-present reminder that I live in an amazing, beautiful place and have to enjoy it while it lasts. That's all. Back to the trenches I go...



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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

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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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