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.




August?! How did that happen??

Margaritas and Puppies

August?! How did that happen??

How wild is it that it’s August 1stalready?  Insane. Pretty soon it’ll be September and we’re that much closer to closing day. This summer has flown by for us; always ready and looking towards the next week of guests while living in the moment and basking in the individuality that each week brings us!  

Rap Battles & Cattle Drives

Comet Streaming Across the Sky at Pack Camp

Rap Battles & Cattle Drives

What a week! Sun and rain and so much laughter. The Perry and Surritt families were back this week making up a little less than half the guests and they know how to have fun on the trails and in the saloon!


Comfortable Cabins

Relax comfortably in one of our many cabin options.  Here at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, our cabins range from one queen bed studios to three bedroom log cabins, all furnished to give you the ultimate ranch experience.  We have a variety of options to make your vacation perfect! You can take a look at the full Cabins page here, or look at some of the cabin photos below. Golden Eagle Cabin Columbine Cabin Red Tail Hawk Suite Castle Peak Suite Longs Peak ...


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 Mountain Trails Arena Games Nature Hiking Our Saloon Whitewater Rafting A trip to the local Rodeo A day in Steamboat ...


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. You can choose to stay on the trails, explore cross country, or ride in the arena for practice and instruction. 70 horses and access to thousands of acres of riding, ready to ...

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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!


Book Online Today!

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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