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.




Horse Riding Requires a Smart Look...and Smell!

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best of BMR Week 16 019 Horse riding at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is an experience that attracts visitors from every demographic. There is just something pristine, exciting and invigorating about mounting and assuming command of a strong, magnificent creature that attracts a diverse crowd. The two-legged kind of riders our horses enjoy; however, there are other "riders" they don't enjoy at all—the kind that buzz! That is why certain clothing and scents are a definite no-no when it comes to horse riding and other clothing items are an absolute must have. Since safety is paramount when horse riding, let's talk about clothing absolutes: boots with a 1 & 1/2-2 inch heel and a rubber or wooden sole are essential. The heels will keep your foot from slipping through the stirrups, which could put you in danger. Your foot needs to be able to come quickly out of the stirrup in an emergency, which would be impossible if the lack of a proper heel allowed your entire foot to go through the stirrup. Also, you should make sure that your choice of clothing is loose enough to be comfortable, in mounting, unmounting and in the saddle as the horse moves along. Clothing that makes a lot of noise in the wind is unsettling to some horses. Likewise, clothing that makes too much of a visual statement (bright colors and sequins) might attract those previously mentioned unwanted "riders." The same thing can be said about fragrances. While it might be tempting to try to mask some of the horse's natural aroma (the kind they occasionally leave be hind), it isn't a great idea to do this by smelling like a flower! While these horse riding tips are intended for your safety, comfort and enjoyment, please know that all of our horses are gentle, tested and ridden by our own family members, so there's no need to worry. We just like to be prepared for the unexpected in all things, so that your vacation will be one you'll enjoy and remember for years to come! Contact us today with any questions or concerns and to make your reservation for the adventure of a lifetime at Black Mountain Colorado Dude 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!

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A Sample Week at BMR!

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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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