Activities 2017-03-21T15:07:42+00:00

Ranch Activities

We have a wide variety of activities here on the ranch. These activities range from taking a small hike to our nearby beaver ponds to witness beavers restoring land, board games for children, croquet, horse shoes, card games, and a firepit for roasting marshmallows, s’mores and story telling.

Spring and summer bring an array of picturesque landscapes with blossoming flowers and lush green mountains. The season allows for endless adventure ranging from hiking, mountain-biking, fly-fishing, back-packing, canyoneering and horseback riding. If you are looking for outdoor adventure then this is the place for you.

Guide Outfitting

We offer guided day-hikes in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park. Our guide service provides an educational, safe, and fun adventure in some of the most unexplored areas in the [...]

Fly Fishing

On the hunt for some big fish with spectacular scenery? Due to Boulder Mountain being created by both volcanic and glacial activity, the result is some of the most fertile lakes in Utah. Along the [...]

Hiking

Around here, you really can’t go wrong with finding a great place to hike. Find a designated trail, or park your car just about anywhere along the road and take your own wanderlust journey through [...]

Horseback Riding

Looking to experience the outdoors from a new perspective? Why not really learn the land and saddle up for some trail riding. From day rides, pack trips and customs trips, our wonderful neighbors offer a [...]

Geological Wonders

The Grand Staircase rises in a multicolored series of steps towards the Western border of the monument and is broken into three sections. The Eastern section of the monument is comprised of the Escalante River [...]

Bird Watching

Within Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument we have over 200 bird species! For all you bird lovers out there, Garfield county has an array of hot spots to get your birding fix. A great resource [...]

Mountain Biking

If hitting the dirt over pavement is more your style, we’ve still got you covered. Cedar Wash Loop: 20 miles roundtrip, fairly level To Get There: From Escalante, ride east on Hwy 12 to Hole-In-The-Rock [...]

Cycling

Though mountain biking is typically associated with desert landscapes, road biking is picking up speed in popularity among our neck of the woods. With a couple of employees at the Ranch who live and breath [...]

Stargazing in Boulder Utah

Capitol Reef Dark Sky Park: Due to largely resisting infrastructure development in order to maintain a more rustic experience, Capitol Reef is designated go to location for some serious night viewing. With very little artificial [...]

Leisure Day Activities

Boulder, UT Leisure Day Activity Suggestions Drive to Hell’s Backbone Bridge. Ultimate photo taking opportunity and great picnic spot. 10 miles from the Ranch up a dirt road (2WD is fine), make a left turn [...]

Paleontology

According to the BLM of GSENM- “Over the last 15 years, the fossil-rich badlands of the Kaiparowits Plateau have yielded over twenty new species of dinosaur, many of which have yet to be described. The [...]