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.





Stupid Cows

You may have guessed from the title of this blog post that I have some issues with cows. I curse them frequently, scream at them only slightly less often, and proudly eat beef out of a strong sense of spite. But really, I truly don't deeply hate them. They just have the power to make my life a nightmare on occasion, so I think a little animosity is justified. I am certain that they do it on purpose, too. Some people might say that hundreds and hundred of generations of breeding for ...

Weather or Not, It's All Gonna Be Ok

  So pretty much all year 'round, I have to deal with the weather to get my job done. This is both a blessing and a curse as I truly do love to be outside, and have experienced most beautiful and tranquil that Mother Nature and the lower reaches of our atmosphere have to offer, but I can also say that I have experienced some of the worst that these two can throw at me, and everything in between. All those experiences, just in the name of getting the job done. For those of you that ...

Wranglin' Wednesdays - Sack Your Horse!

  Oh no, it's that time again! Time for Katie to tell y'all some ridiculous fact, or rant about why you should, or shouldn't, do that whatever it is with your horse. What I wanna' discuss this week is sacking out your horse. Maybe not so ridiculous after all? Sacking out, in essence, is desensitizing a horse to stimulus; loud noises, cars, gunfire, and other things. It is imperative to the safety of you, your horse, and others around you, but best of all, it's really ...

Wranglin' Wednesdays - So, Your Horse Abuses You

We interrupt your productive work week to bring you this post about: disrespectful/dangerous horses. First things first, I'm Katie, and your Wednesdays will now be filled with me yammering about horses! As one of my favorite cowboys (hint: John Lyons) once said, "If a horse bites you, you got two seconds to kill it". (Don't actually kill your horse, but you get the point.) Before we dive into this subject, there are a few things to get straight first: horses do not have a hidden ...

Remembering our Veterans at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." -C. Ozick This is by far one of our favorite patriotic horses we have ever seen. Taken by Larissa Allen of Black Horse Photography  (you can also find her on Etsy, too) her image evokes a visceral response in almost any viewer. At Black Mountain Colorado dude ranch, we are remembering and celebrating all of those who have fought and served our country to protect our way of life. We are also remembering all ...

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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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