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Wrangler in an arena at Black Mountain Ranch
Group loping at Black Mountain Ranch
Kid on a cattle drive at Black Mountain Ranch
Trail ride through green trees at Black Mountain Ranch

Black Mountain Ranch

McCoy, Colorado

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Nearest Regional Airport

Eagle County Regional Airport, 36 miles

Nearest International Airport

Denver International Airport, 160 miles


8200 Feet


June - September

Guest Capacity


Adventurous, Authentic Western-Style Experience

Black Mountain Ranch is located high in the Rockies halfway between Vail and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We offer weeklong, all-inclusive vacations for those who want adventurous (but safe), authentic, western-style experiences at one of the best dude ranches in Colorado. We are family-owned and operated, designing custom trips for families, adults, honeymoons, and family reunions. If you’re looking for a trip West for your next vacation, you have found it at Black Mountain Ranch!

An Array of Activities

How does a week spent horseback riding, skeet shooting at our range, whitewater rafting, cattle drive, overnight pack trip, visiting the local rodeo, and gourmet dining in high Colorado backcountry sound? Additionally, we own all of our own horses and know them all well. But don’t let us be the only ones to tell you! You can read over 200 reviews about our professionalism, level of service, and of course, our excellent and happy horses.

Let us help plan your next vacation! Give us a call today at 1-970-653-4226!

Arriving on Sunday afternoon, your week-long package includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, riding lessons, line dancing, leatherworking, dinner ride at Jake’s Lake, wine glass etching, live music and mid-June through mid-August, a trip to the local rodeo. There are no hidden or extra fees for any of our activities. We own all our horses and take pride in finding the right horse for each rider- whether it is a gently seasoned mount for the novice or a more spirited ranch horse for the experienced rider. And yes, we let you lope!

Two guests canoeing at Black Mountain Ranch


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Cattle Work
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Natural Water Swimming
  • Pack Trip
  • Petting Zoo
  • River Rafting


  • Beginner Rides
  • Horsemanship Lessons
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Private Lessons
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Family Weeks
  • Adults Only Weeks

Our rates include all of our chef-inspired dining options. Enjoy the endless breakfast and lunch options, we promise you won’t go hungry! For dinner relax and enjoy our different menu options all accompanied by salad, bread, and homemade desserts. We cater to all food allergies, restrictions, and dietary requirements.

Plate of food at Black Mountain Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

All of our lodging options are fantastic! Each lodging option includes a wood-burning stove, full private bath, mini-fridge, and a coffee and tea station, replenished daily. Your job is to figure out what works best for your group. Choose between one of our Standard Lodging Studios or a Private Cabin.

Cabin living room at Black Mountain Ranch

  • Lodge Rooms
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Glamping
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Saloon
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool



Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 10:30 am

Length of Stay:

6 nights (May - September)

Cancellation Policy

We ask for a $500/ per person deposit to secure your reservation which we will gladly refund if notice of cancellation is received no less than 61 days prior to arrival. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Black Mountain Ranch

McCoy, Colorado

Nearest Regional Airport

Eagle County Regional Airport, 36 miles