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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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Riding A Horse of a Different Color

Solids of all kinds, spotted, striped, speckled, flecked or dappled - just what color IS that horse you're riding? The horses at Black Mountain Ranch come in a wide range of colors and patterns so we thought our guests might like to learn how to tell some of them apart. In this article, we’ll be looking at solid colored horses. Solid-colored horses can be grouped into several “families” of similar colors. Probably the most common family is that of bay horses. These are red or brown ...
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A Good Horseman Is More Than Just Riding

A Good Horseman is More than just Riding You heard the term "horseman" and you immediately assumed: "Someone who is good at horse riding."  Your assumption was partly accurate.  The term horseman means any man or woman who can easily communicate with whatever horse that shows up. Just like people, horses have different ways of reacting to different situations. For people, we call that personality. For the purposes of this article, we’ll call it personality for horses as well. When ...
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Dutch Henry Borne - Greatest Rustler of the Wild West

Lumberjack, buffalo hunter, freighter, Indian fighter, cavalry scout for General Custer; Henry Borne (or Bourne) finally found his true calling by becoming the greatest horse, mule and cattle thief in the wild west. German immigrant parents gave birth to Henry in Manitowoc, Wisconsin on July 2, 1849. He joined the Seventh Cavalry at an early age but quit late in the 1860s. Apparently, he developed a liking for Army mules during his time in the cavalry. Shortly after quitting, Dutch Henry ...
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Featured in the Travel Section of the Washington Post!

Thanks to the Washington Post for writing about our Colorado Dude Ranch! "Who needs a phone when you can lasso a calf?" We loved the article discussing the trend to go to places off the grid without technology! Now hundreds of thousands of people have read that article but not one has pointed out our horse Nellie is sticking his tongue out for the photo opportunity. Cheers to Nellie and cheers to all our new friends giving us a call to book their summer vacation in the ...
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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!



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Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations - Black Mountain Ranch
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