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 Ute Indians of the Colorado River Valley

Many BMR guests are curious about the history of the local Indians, so today's "Fun Facts & History" gives a brief look at the Ute Indians that inhabited our area. Most of this information comes from "Early McCoy" and a few other out-of-print books. The word Ute means "high land" or "land of the sun" and the Ute nation at one time encompassed around two-thirds of Colorado. In 1876, when Colorado became the 38th state, most of the Western Slope was still unexplored territory occupied ...

Photos from our Guests

We love when our guests capture their guest ranch experience! There is nothing like an outstanding photo to remind you of your excellent vacation experience. We started a flickr photo group for Black Mountain Ranch here.  Have photos to add?  We would love to see them. Check out some of our favorites: From Jen: From Aimee: From Michael:

Midsummer Happiness!

We are halfway through the summer season (can you believe that) and are just loving this year!  We just launched this new website and are having a real good time posting a bunch of photos to our facebook page (with over 10,000 fans!).  We need to post more here, and this is our first of a ton of planned posts. Cattle drives are an amazingly fun time.  We do them every week.  A few weeks ago Wrangler Josh helped out a calf that kept on falling behind and Michael happened to have his camera ...

Questions to Ask A Dude Ranch

We talk to a lot of guests on the phone everyday.  Love it, we really do.  There seems to be quite a few common questions!  So rather than watch the morning rides go out today I thought I would answer them here. 1) How Flexible Are You? This one is big for us.  At Black Mountain Ranch, you are in control.  Don't feel like a ride (or feel like a long one)? Just let us know and we can design your stay to meet your dreams.  We help design it but it is flexible! 2) How are your kids ...


Wondering what you do when you stay at our Colorado Dude Ranch? Here are some of the great activities and adventures you will take when you come to Black Mountain Ranch! There are plenty of activities around the ranch. A sampling: Roping Lessons Shotgun shooting Take a swim in our outdoor Pool Hot Tubs Fishing Arena Riding Mountain Trails Arena Games Nature Hiking Our Saloon Whitewater Rafting A trip to the local Rodeo A day in Steamboat ...

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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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