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Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch

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The May Family
P.O. Box 219
4000 Conger Mesa Road
McCoy, CO 80463


8300 ft

Airport Name
Vail / Eagle (EGE) 1 hour - free pickup
Denver (DEN) 3 hour - charge for pickup

We are a full service working guest and cattle ranch located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies between Vail and Steamboat Springs. Rather than a rigid schedule we offer activities in the most flexible way possible. We want you to choose what you want to do, when you want to do it and whom you want to do it with. Unlimited horseback riding and instruction, longhorn cattle drives EVERY week, overnight pack trips, fishing, shooting, rafting and more. Swap stories in our fully licensed saloon after an awesome day in the Colorado high country.

Guest Capacity: 40
Meeting Capacity: 35
Dates Open: Spring: May. 29, 2016 to Jun. 15, 2016
Summer: May. 29, 2016 to Sep. 01, 2016
Fall: Sep. 02, 2016 to Sep. 25, 2016
Riding Dates: May. 29, 2016 to Sep. 25, 2016
Minimum Age For Independent Riding: 6
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch: 0
Nearest Airport: Vail / Eagle (EGE) 1 hour - free pickup
Denver (DEN) 3 hour - charge for pickup

Lodging Overview

Choose among eight private log cabins and four cozy suites each featuring a private bath, fireplace, sitting area and custom log furniture built right here on the ranch. We include daily maid service and have a laundry facility for guest use. Take a detailed tour through all the rooms on our website.

Recreation Overview

Unlimited horseback riding and instruction, genuine longhorn cattle drives EVERY WEEK, overnight pack trips, dinner ride, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, skeet shooting, riflery, children's program, trip to the rodeo in Steamboat Springs. We own all our horses and pride ourselves on the quality of our herd. Whether you are an beginner rider looking for a calm, gentle mount or an experienced rider who rides daily, we will find a horse to match your ability and disposition.

Dining Overview

Our chef will surprise you with a varied selection of culinary delights, sure to please even those with the most discriminating tastes; of course there is always simpler fare for the less adventurous. Our cookie jar in the main lodge is always full with homemade treats and you can always count on complimentary appetizers during happy hour in the saloon.


Adult Rate:

$2,365 / Week double occ, $2,585 single occ

Child Rate:

$1815 / Week 6 -14 and Under 6 $908

Service Charge/Tip Rate: Our tip policy is strictly optional, most guests leave around 15%.
Tax Rate: 3.9
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Visa
Travel Agents Accepted: Yes


Lodging Accomodations: Yes
Cabin Accomodations: Yes
Weekly Arrival Day: 7 nights, Sunday - Sunday
Seven Night Week: Yes
Six Night Week: No


Children's Program: Yes
Children's Program Start/End Age: 0 - 14
Baby Sitting: Yes-No Charge
Swimming: Heated Pool, Hot Tubs, Pond
Cattle Gathering: Yes
Cattle Drives: Yes
Daily Cattle Work: Yes
Additional Cattle Activities:
Overnight Pack Trips: Yes-No Charge
Fishing: Catch trophy size rainbow trout in our stocked ponds using complementary fly and spin fishing tackle
River Rafting: Yes-No Charge
Guided Hiking: Yes-No Charge
Golf: Nearby
Shooting Sports: Yes-No Charge
Adult Only Weeks: Yes

Other Amenities

Liquor: Full Bar
Whirlpool Spa: Yes
Massage Available on Ranch: Yes-Charge
Laundry Facilities: Yes-No Charge
Information Technology Facilities: Wireless Internet Access throughout the ranch. Computers, Fax and Telephone available for guest use.

Special Events

Conventions, Meetings & Retreats

A casual setting with many teambuilding activities available for smaller, more intimate groups. Meeting facilities are available in the main lodge or saloon or break into smaller groups in individual cabins.

Capacity: 35
Season: Late Spring or Early Fall
Activities: All Ranch Activities.
Minimum Nights: 3


We offer fully guided Elk and Mule Deer hunts during archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons in the fall. We limit each hunt to six hunters which keeps the pressure at a minimum.

Capacity: 6 per season
Season: Archery, Muzzle Loader, Rifle
Drop Camps: No
Guided: Guided


Whether it is a few friends for an intimate gathering or a larger event we can help make the day go smoothly and be one to treasure forever. We provide all on premise food and beverage service from simple to gourmet and can handle all the many details involved from flowers to entertainment.

Wedding Planning: Works with the ranch manager directly to make sure all your needs are taken care of.
Wedding Officiant: We can arrange for either civil or religious officials.

Family Reunions

Book all or part of the ranch with special activities and rates to make sure that those of all ages have the time of their life.

Book Entire Ranch: Yes
Book Entire Ranch: Please Call the Ranch for details.
Capacity: 50
Discount: Call the Ranch.

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