Happy Fourth of July!

We hope everyone has a wonderful day with family, friends, and loved ones. We wanted to share the beautiful photography of Larissa Allen of Black Horse Photography to honor and celebrate what today is all about! We all here at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch wish you a very Happy 4th! We are planning for a great day at the Ranch! Nothing is better than time spent with friends and family (and horses, of course!). We will be sure to end the evening raising a cold beer to celebrate America tonight in our Saloon! …

Read More

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 World Championship titles in reining. She is truly …

Read More

Adults Only Week: Yoga at the Ranch August 26th- September 2nd

We are so excited for this years “Yoga at the Ranch” which is August 26th-September 2nd. Our All Inclusive rates start at $1,950 for one adult! If you are needing a week to relax, reconnect, and recharge, this might be just what you are looking for! The All Inclusive Yoga Retreat Packages Include: Lodging in our beautiful Colorado Cabins. Horseback riding with your own horse for the week. Our Wranglers will pair you with the perfect match for your experience and style. Two instructor lead yoga …

Read More

Daydreaming of Giraffes

One of Black Mountain Ranch’s Wranglers, Andrew Hyde, spent last week hanging out in Nairobi, Kenya. He shared with us some of his pictures from his trip, and they got me thinking… Growing up training horses, I daydreamed about running off to join the Circus. Only, I would have a traveling Giraffe show, in which of course I would ride a Giraffe. Horses, though, are more common than Giraffe’s, not to mention it’s much easier to get a saddle on a horse than the sloped back of a Giraffe. So, I continued my equine riding, and …

Read More

Essential Summer Guide from USA TODAY

Be sure to pick up a copy of Outdoor Living, as yours truly is featured in an article, “Unplugged & Upscale” by Kate Parham. It’s 7 a.m. You’ve already checked your email several times. Then you head to the office to stare at a computer screen for hours and answer the incessantly ringing phone. You  go to flop down on the couch and watch TV while you check news on your laptop or iPad. Maybe you read a couple of pages on your Kindle before lights out. Sleep, repeat.  Forget technology. Access luxury the old-fashioned way …

Read More

Horses of Beauty

We have to admit we are getting pretty excited to have our herd back at the Ranch after their winter vacation! This is one beautiful creature that we had to share! Be sure to check out the rest of our Horse Quotes and Cowgirl Quotes! Are you on Pinterest? If so, check out our Horses of Beauty board as well! We hope to see you at the ranch this summer!

Read More

Want to be a Wrangler at Black Mountain Ranch?

With the 2012 season quickly upon us, we are still looking for a few positions to complete our team!  Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is currently looking for Wranglers and HouseKeepers/Kitchen Help. If you are looking to work hard and have experience working with a herd, horsemanship skills, and western riding please fill out our online application here! We look forward to hearing from you! Wranglers must be at least 21 years old, willing to work long hours, a clean driving record and current first aid and CPR. Experience working with a herd and western riding …

Read More

Wild Stallion saves Filly: Beauty of Wild Horses

A beautiful story of a wild stallion in Arizona who rescued a filly from drowning. The Stallion, named “Champ” certainly deserves his title! The story is told by forest service volunteer in Arizona as the stallion helps the filly out of a swift river current. Such a beautiful story of this stallion helping out his band! It makes us all the more excited to have our horses back at the ranch! Hope to see you at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch this summer! Read our reviews, we promise you won’t be let down!

Read More