Tips For Making Your First Horse Riding Experience Safe and Comfortable

Horse riding is loads of fun and excitement, but it can also be a little scary, especially if it is your first time on the back of a 1/2 ton animal. With a little education and insight, however, you should be … Read More

How to Pick a Dude Ranch for a Vacation

Looking for a dude ranch (still wondering what is a dude ranch?) for this summer? Perfect, go to one! We would love to convince you to come to our slice of the West but if you are looking at going … Read More

Soapy Smith of the Wild West: Crime Boss, Con Man and Colonel of Colorado

A bit of history for you this week. There are famous outlaws, lawmen and ranchers in the history of the Wild West, men who made their names with a gun and a quick draw. Jefferson Smith is probably the only … Read More

What is Our Brand?

Our friends at 5280 Magazine recently took a look at a few ranches in Colorado’s brands. You can see our ranch, Sylvan Dale, 4UP Ranch and Laramie River’s brands here: You can read the article here.  Thanks again 5280!  

Week 14 Dude Ranch Review

Another busy week for us at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! Huge thank you to our photographer Nicola for the fantastic shots! Adults only weeks are the only thing left.

A Week in Pictures: June 2nd- June 9th

We can’t believe another week has come and gone at our fine Colorado Dude Ranch! What a great week we had! Be sure to check out some of the highlights from an all inclusive stay at Black Mountain Ranch, you … Read More

Heading back from Dinner Ride

Opening Week at Black Mountain Ranch: May 26th- June 2nd

Summer is here and our first week was a blast at our Colorado Dude Ranch! We offer week long all inclusive vacations at Black Mountain Ranch. Tucked away from the cities about an hour north of Vail we use our … Read More

This Place Has Gone to the Dogs

With the recent passing of Bailey, I have been reminded of how important our dogs are to us at Black Mountain Ranch. They are almost always there with us, be it all day out on rides, or walking irrigation ditches, … Read More