The Black Mountain Ranch is a full-service guest ranch and…
Starting at $500 per person per night
County Road 2, Fremont County, Colorado, United States
Starts at $250 per person per night
Badger Creek Cattle and Guest Ranch offers the western adventure vacation of a lifetime! Enjoy horseback riding through beautiful landscape just for fun, or ride out with the cowboy crew to check fence, doctor and sort cattle. Join them for a cattle drive as they move the herd through summer grazing. There is spectacular fly fishing nearby, as well as hiking and mountain biking if you choose. If you’d rather just relax, you can’t beat the view from the front porch.
Unique Features: Experience a great sense of satisfaction as your relationship with your horse grows! Learn to build your horse’s confidence, ask with softness, and “follow a feel” as you practice the “dance” of leadership with your horse. Everything you practice on the ground translates to work in the saddle, there’s nothing like a great partner out on the trail!
Accommodations: After your day in the saddle you’ll sleep peacefully in our bunkhouse. The facilities are tastefully decorated and always clean. The bunkhouse has two bedrooms which each have a queen size bed, double bed, and private bath, and one bedroom with a queen size bed and shared bath. There’s also a Cowboy platform wall tent which has a double bed and access to the shared bath. With a maximum of 8 guests you can feel right at home as you relax into the ranch.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Wall Tent. This is the type of accommodations that the cowboys and miners originally lived in. The weather at 9,000 feet in the alpine desert can be unpredictable. Sunshine is the rule but afternoon showers are not uncommon. In the spring and summer you can expect it to get warm, even hot, during the day and quite cool at night. In short, think layers!
Dining: Delicious meals are prepared three times a day. A hot ranch style breakfast will keep you energized for the trails ahead. Refreshments will be provided for the day’s ride. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main house. Lunch is either served in the main house or packed and served out of a saddlebag on the open range. Make sure you leave room for dessert.
Activities: Their remuda consists of paint and quarter horses. The ranch practices Natural Horsemanship and do their best to make sure your horse matches your riding experience. The horses are quiet, sure footed, and accustomed to working cattle. Badger Creek Ranch is nestled in the high country of Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains. By the nature of the landscape, many fishing opportunities are available within easy reach of the ranch.
Spa & Fitness: There is no Spa or Fitness Center at the ranch.
Location: The ranch is located in Colorado’s Badger Creek Basin at approximately 9,000 feet, The area is rich in history, from the Ute Indians to the Spanish Conquistadors, to the pioneers, miners and cowboys of the old West. The ranch borders the San Isabel National Forest and Pike National Forest, with spectacular views of the Collegiate Peaks and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. There are many opportunities to see bear, mule deer, elk, antelope, mountain sheep, and coyote.
Closest Airport: Colorado Springs (COS), is a 2-hour drive.
Children’s Programs: No, they do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: A sturdy horse will become your new best friend as you cover miles of mesas and ride the open range. Sleep in the comfortable bunkhouse after a traditional day of ranch life but don’t forget to check out the endless stars in the Colorado Rocky Mountain skies. A breathtaking view and a lifelong memory are never more than a horse step away.