DUDE ranch family reunions


At Black Mountain Ranch, if you are looking for the perfect place to host next summers dude ranch family reunion or group gathering, we are the place for you!

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Why choose Black Mountain Ranch? It truly is a fit for all ages, all skill levels, and all interests and activities. Our dude ranch family reunion vacation packages are all inclusive. That means when you book your stay all meals and dining, activities, and entertainment is included.

Top 10 reasons why Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is the best place for a dude ranch family reunion:

1. Unlimited Horse Back Riding

You call the shots. We build the week around what you want to do.

At Black Mountain Ranch, we are not a nose to tail riding operation. We always divide our guests (We hit capacity at about 40) into smaller groups of 3-7, and take each group out with a different wrangler on different trails.

Want to ride after breakfast? Done! Take a long lunch ride and eat on the top of a mountain? Of course! How about a long ride after that to end up at pack camp? Of course! Our schedule is flexible and we are here for you, so spend as much time as you want in the saddle!

David riding Brutus
2. Delicious Dining! 

We take our food seriously! Meet our head Chef, Bob, who serves up delicious meals to all of our guests and staff for breakfast, lunch and dinner! At breakfast, we have made to order omelets each morning, while lunch is anything from house made burgers and fries to delicious from the garden salads, and dinners cover the spectrum of gourmet with a lightly crusted tilapia with garlic mashed potatoes, as an example, to outdoor dinning on bar-b-q night!

We can accomodate for any diet or food allergy, so no worries if you are gluten free or vegetarian (Bob makes a mean edamame burger!). We sit family style and everyone eats together, so guests and wranglers alike get to share a meal. It’s a great way to get to know all of our great staff. When you are up at Black Mountain Ranch, you truly do feel like family!

3. Activities for all ages

If some of the family doesn’t want to head out on a back country trail ride, we have plenty of options and activities for adults and kids of any age. Here are just a few of the things you can get lost in during an afternoon with your family at our Colorado Ranch!

Wrangler Chad teaching a guest a few things about roping.

A guest fishing up at one of our lakes

A guest fishing up at Jake’s Lake. You can take a short or long ride in and once there get read for some fun fishing or paddle boating in the lake and then some fresh eats off the grill hosted by our Wranglers.

Cooking up at Jakes Lake

Back in camp, inside the Arena, our guests and wranglers have a friendly game of egg and spoon!

Adults and Kid's playing a bit of Egg and Spoon

Other than riding, we have ropings, trap and skeet shooting, nature hikes, whitewater rafting, a trip to Steamboat and the rodeo. The options are endless!

4. Pack Camp for the entire Family

Pack Camp is one of our favorite nights up at the ranch! You arrive on horseback to your new “home away from home” with the tents already set up and beds made! The Wranglers will greet you with one of our world famous Margaritas and a delicious home cooked meal. Spend the evening around the fire singing, telling stories and playing the guitar.

Our current pack camp head Wrangler Chad, takes pride in making sure you have one of the best nights of the week up at camp!

chad at pack camp

5. Off Ranch Activities

rafting down the colorado river

Whether it’s a trip to the local Rodeo or a guided whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado RIver, we’ve got you covered in and off property! Visit our week at the ranch page to get a better idea of what your stay looks like!

6. The Saloon

What more to say? Our Saloon is the best place to be at the end a long day on the trails! Come visit with our Wranglers and Staff, bring the entire family down for some country dancing, or shoot a friendly game of pool and challenge your new friends to a game of shuffle board! It’s always a great night in our Licensed Saloon & Bar, which is run on a honesty tab. Everybody feels at home and everyone has a great time!

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the saloon at our colorado dude ranch


7. Beautiful Colorado Built Cabins

You feel like you are living in mountains at Black Mountain Ranch. We don’t have TV’s in any of our cabins, so the evenings are spent around the fire or in the saloon. Our cabins are great to share with families, as most are two bedrooms with bunk beds or twins in the second room.

interior of our colorado cabin

Studio bedroom in our cabin

Be sure to check out our complete cabin page here with loads more pictures of our beautiful accommodations!

8. Book the Entire Ranch

If you are looking for a family reunion or corporate retreat, Black Mountain Ranch is the place to go! We love having groups book the entire ranch, its like being on your own personal “mountain island”!

As noted, all meals, activities, and accommodations are included in the price of your stay, so keep your wallet in your luggage and enjoy a stress free week with your friends, family or peers on a vacation you will never forget!

9. We are family run, and super fun! 

Our staff comes from all over the United States and the entire world to bring you the best vacation of your life! We strive to keep a smile on your face, your belly full, and always have cold beer in the saloon!

black mountain ranch family

10. Get to know the Wranglers and Staff

staff at our colorado dude ranch

Meet our Staff for 2012 at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! They may not be blood, but they are one of the best families around. Check out our Staff page here!

We can’t wait to see you!  Give us a call at 800-967-2401 or send an email at [email protected] with any questions about your visit or to book your stay!

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