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.




BMR 2016 Summer Week 5

BMR 2016 Summer Week 5

Best of BMR Week 5. Family weeks continue at the ranch. 37 guests this week including long time returning guest John Agnetti (12 years this year) with his grown up children Melissa and Nick. We celebrated is 60th birthday in style with whisky shots in the saloon! Californian Maggie Turner who turned 50 this year decided she wanted to celebrate the milestone here with her extended family - 11 of them who all loved to ride together. Pony painting proved popular this week with the kids coming ...

BMR 2016 Summer Week 4

BMR 2016 Summer Week 4

BMR Week 4 - The first of our family weeks. That means kids and there were plenty of them this week! One bit of rain on Wednesday didn't dampen anyone's spirits as the rest of the week was hot and sunny. Lots of activities as well as riding, swimming, fishing and paddle-boarding up at Jake's Lake, leatherwork (making bracelets and keyrings) in the saloon and 'pony spa' grooming sessions in the corral. Most importantly we were proud to be able to give back to those who have served our country ...


BMR 2016 Summer Week 3

Best of Week 3. Last of our early season adult weeks. 25 guests including 8 returners! Brian, Annemarie and their daughter Emily came to visit from Australia. 3 birthdays were celebrated (Kate, Jessica and Joey) and a couple of anniversaries too. Apart from a bit of a little bit of rain on Monday early evening the weather was fabulous. Summer has definitely arrived here in the mountains. Had the first arena games of the season which were hotly contested. Next up....the kids arrive. ...

Our 2016 Season Begins Tomorrow!

We are excited to kick off the 2016 season tomorrow! We have had a flurry of activity to get the ranch in shape from the winter to welcome guests for this summer! The staff is assembled and we are ready to welcome you and your family! From our family to yours, welcome! We are excited to see you.

Black Mountain Ranch Earns 2016 Certificate of Excellence

We are excited to once again be honored with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence!   The 2016 season is looking fantastic! We have just a few cabins left for this summer, call us at 1-800-967-2401 if we can help you plan your vacation!

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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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