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.





How to Pick a Dude Ranch for a Vacation

Looking for a dude ranch (still wondering what is a dude ranch?) for this summer? Perfect, go to one! We would love to convince you to come to our slice of the West but if you are looking at going our advice will stay the same: go and enjoy one. If you’re looking for a fun, unique getaway, consider a vacation to Black Mountain Ranch. The hospitable staff, breathtaking scenery and fun activities make Black Mountain Ranch the perfect location for your next family vacation for a number ...

Soapy Smith of the Wild West: Crime Boss, Con Man and Colonel of Colorado

A bit of history for you this week. There are famous outlaws, lawmen and ranchers in the history of the Wild West, men who made their names with a gun and a quick draw. Jefferson Smith is probably the only one who made his name with a packet of soap and a clever line. Originally from Georgia, Smith moved to Denver, Colorado in the 1870’s and made money with the ‘prize soap racket’, a con that earned him his nickname ‘Soapy Smith’. Smith would set up a display case in the street, show ...

Planning Your Summer Vacation (try unplugging for a bit)?

With everything seemingly turning corporate or franchised, it is a comfort to know a family owned dude ranch offering the vacationing family a down home, old-fashioned good time. The cyber world stays inside when you come to The Black Mountain Ranch, a dude ranch that has been family owned since 1903. Your souvenirs here are experiences out in the wilds and backcountry of the Colorado mountain country, and maybe a few fun items from our gift shop. But nothing can compare to the ...

Leave the Arena Behind: It's Time for a Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation!

Hey there, horse enthusiasts! Are you getting a little tired of just going around and around in circles? No matter how nice the indoor or outdoor arena is where you normally ride, it just can't compare to mounting up in big sky country and enjoying the unforgettable adventure of a Colorado Dude Ranch vacation. If you need help knowing just What is a Dude Ranch is, we have you covered. Even if you're an avid trail rider back home, Black Mountain Ranch has more to offer than you can ...

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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!

Explore Our Cabins

Take some time to explore our custom built cabins, watch some videos and see what might work best for your vacation!


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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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