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.





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 ...

2014 Season Halfway Point!

We just looked and we are almost halfway through our 2014 season! How quickly time flies! What has happened so far this season? We truly have an amazing staff and have fantastic guests. Every year, at some point during the summer, we say “this is the best summer ever,” and we’ve been saying it since the first week! Jake’s Lake has a beautiful new cabin and dock for swimming and fishing. We have added some great new horses and have nearly 100 in our herd now! The ...

Love to cook? Join us this summer at Black Mountain Ranch

We still have a few positions to fill this summer at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch-- in the kitchen! Looking to work hard, have fun and spend your summer at a fine dude ranch in Colorado? Come join us for another amazing summer at the ranch! For 2014 we are looking for: Breakfast Staff/Kitchen Help  Breakfast Staff / Kitchen helpers duties rotate between breakfast prep, lunch needs, and helping with dinner service. Helping as needed in both departments. Job experience ...

Award Winning Vacations at Black Mountain Ranch

The 2013 votes are in! We have been voted and earned the title of Top Dude Ranch in the second annual "Signature Ranch Awards" for the following: The Signature Ranch Awards recognizes excellence within the Dude Ranch vacation industry Best Horseback Riding Best Ranch for Kids/Teens Best Working Dude Ranch Best Dude Ranch Hosts- The May Family About Our Ranch, from Located between two of Colorado’s finest cities, Vail and Steamboat Springs, this working dude ...

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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

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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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