Photos from our Guests

We love when our guests capture their guest ranch experience! There is nothing like an outstanding photo to remind you of your excellent vacation experience. We started a flickr photo group for Black Mountain Ranch here.  Have photos to add?  We would love to see them. Check out some of our favorites: From Jen: From [...]

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Midsummer Happiness!

We are halfway through the summer season (can you believe that) and are just loving this year!  We just launched this new website and are having a real good time posting a bunch of photos to our facebook page (with over 10,000 fans!).  We need to post more here, and this is our first of [...]

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Questions to Ask A Dude Ranch

We talk to a lot of guests on the phone everyday.  Love it, we really do.  There seems to be quite a few common questions!  So rather than watch the morning rides go out today I thought I would answer them here. 1) How Flexible Are You? This one is big for us.  At Black [...]

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Activities

Wondering what you do when you stay at our Colorado Dude Ranch? Here are some of the great activities and adventures you will take when you come to Black Mountain Ranch! There are plenty of activities around the ranch. A sampling: Roping Lessons Shotgun shooting Take a swim in our outdoor Pool Hot Tubs Fishing Arena Riding [...]

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Trails

We have plenty of terrain to ride on from canyons to mountain peaks! From novice to expert we will match the horse, the ride, and the group to each rider’s ability. The rides vary from a couple of hours to a full day’s ride. Our extensive trail system extends deep into the Routt National Forest. [...]

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Meet our Horses

Our horses are professionals at giving folks without much riding experience fantastic experiences. It is their job. Here is a sampling of who we have to ride and what they are like. We have over 70 horses in our dude string, so not every horse is listed on our website. Apache Apache is a favorite [...]

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Food

Our food really sets us apart. Breakfast Sample Menu: Homemade Quiche with Caramelized Leeks, bacon & Mozzarella Hash Browns Orange French Toast Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Bacon & Sausage Scrambled Eggs Blueberry Muffins Lemon Bread Fresh Fruit Bagels, Toast, English Muffins served with Homemade Jams Lunch Sample Menu: Grilled Flank Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Red Pepper [...]

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Staff

Meet the staff and team of Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! Our staff is from all around the world and shares a common passion for horses, the mountains and showing guests an amazing time. When you visit Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, whether for a family vacation or on an adults only week, we want [...]

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