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.





Wranglin' Wednesdays - Not Awesome, Possum

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] The culprit.[/caption]   Whoa, readers! These last few days have been a whirlwind of packing, room dust, and more packing. Moving is hard! Enough complaining, though, because this week's subject is pretty important, at least to me. EPM. Kind of run-of-the-mill, yeah? Gimme' a chance to explain how it's not. Horses getting sick can be scary, because you may not know what's going on at first, or may not know what exactly is wrong. ...

Wranglin' Wednesdays - Go Against The Grain!

  How's it going, audience? Good? Good. Me, I'm sitting here on my living room couch, procrastinating on packing my room up until the last minute, as usual. As I sat, I thought of something: hey, wouldn't my blog readers like to read about how to catch a difficult horse in the pasture? I don't know, do you? Too late! Right about now, y'all are probably going "Katie, you don't know anything about horses, do you? All you need is some grain!", but everybody knows I like to do ...

Pretty is as Pretty Does: Lessons from "The Black Stallion"

[caption id="attachment_2487" align="alignnone" width="640"] From the movie The Black Stallion.[/caption] Earlier this week I had an afternoon to myself with nothing to do and I found myself bored in front of the T.V. flipping through the channels. There was absolutely nothing on, and I probably went through the whole list twice before a young boy on a beautiful black Arabian raced across the screen. It was Alec and his Black Stallion. Anyone who has ever grown up begging his or her ...

Looking for a Great Colorado Ranch Vacation?

When searching for a Colorado ranch vacation look no further than Black Mountain Ranch. Our vacations are packed full with great activities to try out while at our ranch! At our Colorado ranch, there are plenty of things to do (or not to do). When you head out on vacation at our Dude ranch, you call the shots. Your week can be as busy as you like riding till the cows come home, or you can enjoy a peaceful week at our ranch soaking up the sun in our pool or trying your hand at fly ...

Summer Vacations at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch

We found this fabulous vintage poster and agree, now is the time to plan your vacation to our Colorado Dude Ranch! Take a tour of our beautiful cabins or head over to our rates and reservations page to get more information! If you are curious as to what a typical week looks like on the ranch, you must read this! We are looking forward to the summer season and seeing you up at Black Mountain Ranch!

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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!


Book Online Today!

With our online booking tool you are able to quickly submit your deposit, request your cabin type, and lock in your spot!


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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