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.





A Week in Pictures: Adult's Only Week

Our third Adult's Only Week of the season, we had such a blast with the group at our dude ranch! Scroll down to see what a week at our Colorado Dude Ranch looks like..... A Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation: A Week in Pictures  Heading back from the trails after a lunch ride up to Jake's Lake..  Digging in to some finger licking good BBQ compliments of Chef Bob....   Kaylee fitting our guests with chaps for the week. They sure do help with the adjustment to life in the saddle... Our ...

Join us for Opening Week: Adult's Only Week at Black Mountain Ranch

We can't believe that the season is here! ! It seems like just yesterday we sent our band of 70 horses off to greener pastures for the winter, closed the door to the tack room and waited patiently for spring to come. Well, low and behold, our season starts up again this May 26th! If you are looking for the perfect way to start your summer, join us for opening week this May 26th- June 2nd! This is your last chance to join us this summer for our incredible "Adult's Only Week" ...

Welcome to our World

Well, here goes. This is my first crack at blogging. To many people in the world today, this is probably a pretty unimpressive task, but to me, it is a whole new experience. I am not gonna lie, the prospect of learning how to post blog on the computer is a little daunting to someone that is most accustomed to working with horses, chainsaws and guns. For the last week or so, anytime I have found a free moment I would often end up turning the wheels in my head wondering what I should be ...

Meet Wrangler Jacki!

Meet Jacki Michell! A fourth year wrangler at Black Mountain Ranch, Jacki brings back her infectious attitude, beautiful smile, and great horsemanship. Raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she packed up her truck, drove across the country, and has never looked back. Officially a resident of Colorado, Jacki spends her summers in McCoy at our dude ranch and her winters in Vail. Beyond her duties as a wrangler, Jacki serves as our licensed massage therapist at the ranch. So after ...

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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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