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.





Pony Club and Life Lessons

Hello! This week marks the start of finals for me, so kind thoughts and prayers would be much appreciated! I considered writing more about managing time and finding ways to ride, but I think this week's focus will be on something from my past, for some of you may have children who are involved in this organization, or may have been part of it yourself. As you can see from my title, I am speaking of Pony Club. Now, my parents (read: my mother) encouraged my brother and me to be ...

Meet Hilary Tandy

My name is Hilary Tandy and I am a Junior Pre-med Neuroscience major at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The road to Medical School is long and rough, but my frequent visits home to our farm in Magnolia, Texas to show my hunter and jumper makes the struggle more than worth it. Check out my blog for insight into how I manage to balance these responsibilities while maintaining my sanity, and I hope you also enjoy my anecdotes about growing up around horses and trying all sorts of ...

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 ...

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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

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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