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.





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 ...

Meet Wrangler Helen

Meet Helen Lauth! This is her first year with us at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch and we are so excited to have her on the team! Helen grew up with horses and has been riding since before she could walk. Born and raised in Minnesota, she is currently a senior at South Dakota State University. She rides on the NCAA Equestrian team, with her speciality being reining. She is one heck of a horse woman, and little would you know with her laid back personality, but she has 3 Top-Ten ...

Meet Wrangler Chad

Meet first year Wrangler Chad Shoulders. Although it is his first year up at Black Mountain Ranch, it is definitly not his first year in the saddle. He started to ride when he was four years old and has spent previous summers as horse pack guide and hunting guide in Durango, CO. Chad grew up in Vail, Colorado and started to ski when he was two. He has been skiing ever since and is the Coach of the Ft. Lewis Ski Team and Ski Instructor at Beaver Creek. Years of teaching and coaching ...

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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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With our online booking tool you are able to quickly submit your deposit, request your cabin type, and lock in your spot!


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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