The Long Valley Fall Cattle Drive in Utah and Arizona

Long Valley Fall Cattle Drive

Ride Overview

This is an authentic American Western cattle drive in Utah and Arizona. Take part in the annual move from the high country summer pastures near Bryce Canyon to the winter range on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The ranch is operated by a large extended clan who have run cattle in this country since it was first settled. They are experienced riders and congenial hosts who are proud to share this unique experience with a handful of outsiders.

Drive the herd from the summer range high on the Bryce Canyon Plateau to the winter range on the Arizona Strip country. Riders will work with the cowboys to move the herd south across a challenging landscape of canyons, sand dunes, pinyon and juniper foothills, and sagebrush flats to the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Accommodations & Food

Nights will be spent in vehicle-supported camps located at sites along the trail. Spring bar canvas tents are utilized which comfortably fit two people and their gear. Mattresses and cots are provided to sleep on and you can either bring your own sleeping bag or rent one from the outfitter for $ 35 for the week. A portable toilet is provided at the campsites. Warm water is available for washing hands and face in the morning and evening. Shower facilities are not available.
In general this is a "minimalist camping experience," and appeals to riders who are willing to experience rustic conditions to experience an authentic cattle drive. Riders should be prepared to help with chores around camp; set up tents, tack and untack one's own horse, and lend a hand wherever assistance is needed.
An assortment of home-cooked meals will be provided while on the trail. The cuisine is classic American Western--hearty, varied and perfect for the setting.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    local ranch bred
  • Trip Pace:
    Slow
  • Tack:
    Western
  • Weight limit:
    210 Ibs

Meeting Point

St. George, Utah

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