Welcome to Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! Are you looking for your next perfect vacation? How about the experience of being treated to true blue Western hospitality at a Colorado dude ranch!
Starting from the moment you arrive to far after your vacation ends, a trip to our family-run dude ranch is a wonderful adventure! You call the shots at BMR. Let yourself be treated to a week-long all-inclusive vacation while we take care of all the details. You just kick back and relax, cowboy style!
Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-967-2401 with any questions (or have us talk you through what a week at a dude ranch looks like!) Also, check out some helpful pages for rates and information and more about what a dude ranch actually is! We think a Colorado dude ranch is a perfect vacation!
Arrive at our dude ranch greeted by our friendly staff and wranglers! We arrange pickup from either the Vail or Denver airport or can easily direct you to our ranch from your location.
Settle into your cabin made from local lumber and orient yourself to your new surroundings.
After you have made yourself at home, our chef will have a delicious BBQ dinner ready to welcome you to the ranch. Dinner at 8,200 feet just tastes better!
Then head to the Saloon to grab a drink and meet the other guests and wranglers.
After a delicious home-cooked breakfast and coffee to start the day, it’s time to meet your wrangler and head on down to the corral to get paired with your horse and take a short ride.
Lunch is served outside to enjoy the cool mountain air, then off for another great ride. Nothing beats spending the day in the saddle! Head back to the ranch to watch the horses stampede by on their way to pasture while enjoying a drink at the saloon. A beer after a day of riding never tasted so good!
End your day in the hot tub reading about the history of the area. Soak your feet and unwind with breathtaking views after a wonderful ranch-style dinner.
Try your hand at skeet shooting down at the shooting range (no experience required). We have both clay pigeons and 12 or 20 gauge shotguns. The kids can explore our “Chicken Chalet” and visit our baby goats.
Then it’s an afternoon trip spent whitewater rafting! We head down into town to hit the river and enjoy the afternoon on the rapids. If you are not in the mood to hit the waters, you can stay at camp and our Wranglers will take you out for a mellow afternoon ride.
Before dinner, head into the pastures to hang out with the grazing horses.
Wake up early to help feed the goats! Nothing gets our younger guests more excited than to bottle feed our furry friends!
Next it’s time for lunch, and then a long ride up to Jake’s Lake for a dinner cooked over an open fire.
Have any questions so far? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-967-2401.
Sunrise yet again in the Rocky Mountains! After breakfast, it’s pack camp time! Enjoy a long ride to the top of Black Mountain, and then head over to a backcountry camp set up for you.
Spend the evening outside grilling, storytelling and wood-chopping. Exchange stories at the campfire with a margarita in hand.
Enjoy the campfire as the moon rises and the stars shine brighter than you have ever seen!
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Ride in from Pack Camp. Soak those sore muscles with a morning in the hot tub or head out for a hike and then a swim in the pool!
Later, try your hand at roping (with instruction if you need it)!
Now it’s time for a trip to Steamboat Springs for the rodeo!
Cattle drive!!! Head out in the morning and help round up the Longhorns. We do a cattle drive every week and it is such a great adventure to try after a week spent with your horse and fellow cowboys at Black Mountain Ranch.
The next challenge is to get them all into the arena.
Now test your roping skills so we can check up on the calves.
After lunch, we push them back up to the high country.
Time to celebrate an amazing week!
Settle in after dinner with a cocktail as you watch the locals use the arena for some calf-roping practice.
Watch the horses stampede for the final time this week.
Wake up to our horses grazing outside your cabin, a sight you will be sure to remember.
Watch a new member of the Black Mountain family be born (this doesn’t happen all the time).
Happy trails! See you next year!
Sound like a vacation you want to take? Remember, your vacation is flexible depending on what you want to do. This was a sample week, yours will be led by you!
Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-967-2401 or email [email protected] with any questions!