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.




Disney Alternatives: Mickey vs Mr. Ed

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Disney Authentic Alternatives So you’re planning your next vacation. The kids want to hit the rides, go swimming and eat as much junk as they can con you into. You, on the other hand, want to see the sights, but not from hundreds of feet in the air as you’re whirling around on a ride into which you have to be strapped. You, too, want to eat wonderful foods you don’t have to cook, sleep on a soft bed you don’t have to make and just relax. Well, have we got news for you! How about fresh mountain air, food cooked over a campfire, the best barbecue in Colorado, and, oh, yes, rides you can take on the ground? How about a week of stunning scenery, feeding baby goats, horseback riding and all the other thrills of a dude ranch in Colorado as Disney alternatives? Rocky Mountain High John Denver’s beautiful words will be a welcome alternative to crowds, high prices and the rush to see everything in just a few days. Would you like to relax and take things slowly yet still see and do everything? We thought so, too, so we’ve devised a week’s itinerary for your pleasure. You will breathe the rarified air thousands of feet high in the mountains, be captivated by the stunning colors of the sky, the water and the trees. You will understand the incredible rush of whitewater rafting in the river while you feel the cool clear water on your hands. When was the last time you felt the anticipation and then the wild elation as you watched the guys stay on the bull and rope another one at a rodeo? Have you ever wondered how it felt to drive cattle to Abilene a hundred and more years ago? These are just a few of the activities you’ll enjoy in your week’s stay at Black Mountain Ranch. Not a Cowboy? Not to worry. We welcome riders of all skill levels and can take even the most timid riders on horses they will love. If you have someone in your group that just doesn't want to ride there is plenty of fishing, skeet shooting, hiking, crafting and anything else you have in mind. The itinerary is just to show you what is possible. This is your vacation; do what you want. We’ll show you how and outfit you with all the stuff you’ll need with which to do it. Entertainment is available throughout the week around meals and campfires. The saloon is also open in the evenings. From the minute we pick you up from the airport, you’re in another world, so relax and enjoy! Non Cowboys can be cowboys with great training Western Food The price of your vacation is all-inclusive. The only thing you’ll have to pay for at the end of your visit is the bar tab in the saloon and gratuity for your wrangler. Period. That means no figuring out which restaurant to hit for supper, the breakfast is on the house and so is lunch and supper. Our chef is just that, a chef, and you are in for a taste treat you won’t forget. We have food cooked over campfires, food cooked barbecue style and food cooked like you’d get at a swanky restaurant. The beauty of it is that you won’t have to pawn the kids at the rodeo to pay for it. So pick a spot around the campfire and get ready for Western food, Colorado style. There’s much more to see and do at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch. The cabins are amazing, and wait until you see the swimming pool. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us and we’ll be glad to tell you all about it.



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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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