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.




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Are you looking for a real deal family vacation? Trade boarding a cruise ship to jumping in the saddle! Why not forgo the rocky waters and try a weeklong stay at our dude ranch in beautiful Colorado? Here are just a few reasons why your family will beg to come back to our ranch year after year!


Comfortable Cabins: When is the last time you heard someone say how great their accommodations were on their last cruise? Standard Cabins on cruise ships are typically smaller than the smallest hotel room. Why pay premium dollars to stay in a room the size of your closet? Our cabins offer your family privacy and comfort away from home. Home Cooking: Our chef prides himself on gourmet dining. Have food allergies? No problem. Most cruise lines feed anywhere between two to five thousand guests. Our chef cooks for an entire ranch that is only 35+ staff, every breakfast lunch and dinner. Our amazing dining is hand prepared to accommodate any palate. Off Ship Excursions: When we say our stay is all-inclusive, we mean it. Our rates include all activities throughout the week. Does your family want to go rafting? No problem! You won't be pulling out your wallet each day or having to decide between which activities you can afford. Just think of the fun you will have together. We don't nickel and dime you. All activities are included! All of our trips are included in the price of your stay. We do not charge for every time your feet hit the ground. Nightly Entertainment:  Our entertainment is the interaction between our wranglers, staff, and our guests. Each week is different! That being said, we don’t use the same song and dance every week. We enjoy country dancing in our saloon with a cold beer in hand.   Fellow “Passengers”: Our average age is all over the map. We have singles, couples, and families stay at the Ranch. The beauty of coming to Black Mountain Ranch is the time it gives back to families. Real conversations happen in our lodge around dinner about the authentic western experience you are enjoying. Flexible Schedule: Staying at our Colorado Dude Ranch, the schedule is uniquely yours. Want to get a short ride in before sunset? Just let us know. Does Dad want to get some fly-fishing in the morning? We make sure you get to do all the activities you want, not what is next on the schedule. Let us know what you are in the mood for and we work hard to exceed your expectations. Bar Tab: Every night we serve complementary wine with Dinner, and the Saloon is open for drinks and dancing. Instead of paying outrageous prices for a cocktail, we offer an honor system bar tab and you pay at the end of the week. The Strip vs Pack Trip: If you are looking for a vacation that offers 24 hour entertainment, like on-board casinos and midnight buffets, this might the only time a cruise is what you are looking for. We take things at a relaxing pace. A week long stay at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch offers overnight trips where you travel on horseback and hear the sound of a crackling fire rather than slot machines. Have you ever seen the Milky Way like this? That is the view from pack camp.
A Real Family Vacation: Staying at our ranch is truly a family vacation. We offer kid friendly activites that the whole family can enjoy. You won't need to pay for day care at the ranch, instead try bottle-feeding our baby goats after breakfast or an afternoon trip casting a line for some fish with your kids Memories that Last: Whether you are looking for a girls week, a romantic mountain trip, or a trip for the entire family, we are positive that you will never second guess staying at Black Mountain Ranch. We are proud that our guests say that this was their "Best Vacation Ever!!!" Want to see what previous guests had to say? Check Trip Advisor for more reviews! We are sure you wont forget the sound of our horses stampeding by! It's no coincidence that Black Hole Resorts are the newest trend in 2012, and you won't find a place to unplug from the noise on any cruise ship like you will at Black Mountain Ranch!     Like our ranch on Facebook!



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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!

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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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