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.





The BMR Cowboy Style ALS Challenge

It is nearing the end of summer, but that hasn't stopped us from doing what we love! What a season we have had with an amazing list of guests and staff. 2014 is one to remember. The manager of BMR from '93 to '99 passed away from ALS, so a whole group of people did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It was even recorded on video, so you can watch it below! Hope you join us soon!!  

Week 13 at Black Mountain Ranch

When you come up to Black Mountain Ranch, you don't have to just ride horses, although that's part of the experience. You can also work on archery, row canoes, and fish. Every day in the evenings, we let the horses out from where they're kept during the day into the free pasture where they spend the night. We often let our guests watch, and although it might be frightening because the horses are "free," the horses know exactly where to go, so they don't take any detours. Sometimes, the ...

Best of Week 12

Archery, pool, singing and playing a guitar all make for a great time at the ranch. The guests rode hoses through the hills, went lake swimming, and even listened to a cowboy play a guitar and harmonica, while one of the guests sang. There isn't only horseback riding at our ranch; there's dancing, swimming, and dining on cabin-cooked food. You can escape the hustle and bustle of city life by escaping to  mountain ranch. That's why getting away from it all and taking some time to relax and ...

A birthday, rodeo time, and some swimming

Week eight was a great one for Black Mountain Ranch. We had kids swim off the dock in Jake’s Lake, and that was the first time they did that this summer. A few of our wranglers, Nate and Helen, competed in the rodeo at Steamboat Springs, and they competed on our horse Avery May. And it was one of our guests Marty’s birthday while she was with us! We celebrated that by going to the Pack Camp. It was a great week for us, because we go to do a lot of the things that we love doing: competing in ...

Renewed Dude Ranch Vows, Jake's Lake Swimming & Happy Horses: Week 9 at Black Mountain Ranch

Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is a great place to escape everything! This last week, BMR had 40 guests, which is the capacity for the ranch. While here, people can ride horses, lasso cows, and even go swimming in Jake's Lake off a new dock that was put in. This week two people renewed their wedding wows! In ranch fashion they were dressed so that they could ride horses when the vows were stated. One of our wranglers, Matt, was officiating the vow-renewal. Sue and Walt love riding ...

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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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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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