Cattle Drive Activities
Check in on the first day is before 1:00 p.m., with lunch being your first meal with us. You’ll stay in a comfortable private room in our lodge for all nights of the first and second cattle drives, and for the first and last nights of the third and fourth drives. The other nights will be spent at our Cow Camp on the Boulder Mountain, where you’ll sleep in tents. Check out on your last day is by 11:00 a.m. These cattle drives are limited to no more than 12 guests (10 guests for our June 30th drive).
Shortly after check in, we will get you into the saddle to get you fitted for the right one and evaluate your riding skills (to assist us in matching you with a horse to suit your riding experience). You’ll spend some time riding and may be able to participate in team penning and sorting in the arena. This helps riders become better acquainted with their horses as well as with some of the techniques used in working cattle.
The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, we will meet at the tack shed to prepare the horses for the day. After assisting in grooming and saddling your mount, then loading it in the horse trailer, you will follow us, in your own vehicle, to the Boulder Mountain to begin the cattle roundup process. (Part of the ride to the Mountain is on a well-traveled dirt road. You’ll want to make sure you have a vehicle appropriate for this.) After an exhilarating day searching for and rounding up cattle, depending on the cattle drive, we’ll either head back to the lodge for a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed, or head over to Cow Camp where we will camp for the next two nights. We’ll be sleeping in tents (or under the stars if you prefer), and eating delicious meals cooked over an open fire or camp stove.
The remaining days will be spent looking for, gathering, and then driving the cattle to their new allotment. You’ll experience the paradise of south central Utah—filled with wildflowers and wildlife as varied as that of any state in the nation. After pushing the cattle to their new grazing area (on your last full day), you will return to the lodge at the Ranch to enjoy a hearty dinner before retiring to bed on your final night, with wonderful memories that you will be able to share for years to come. The following morning, you’ll enjoy one last breakfast with us before departure. (Please see the itineraries for each cattle drive for more details.)
CATTLE DRIVE DEPOSIT: At the time of reservation, a one-third deposit is due. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made by check, Visa, or Mastercard.
CATTLE DRIVE CANCELLATION: Up to 60 days prior to arrival, 50 percent of your deposit (less a $100 non-refundable fee) will be refunded. From 59 to 45 days prior to arrival, 50 percent of your payment (less the non-refundable fee) will be refunded. After 45 days prior to your arrival, there will be no refunds. There are no refunds for early departures and no refunds for “no shows”. We are happy to credit payment toward a stay with us at another time.
The Rockin’ R Ranch reserves the right to change the location of our sleeping accommodations and some meals from our Cow Camp to our three-story lodge based on weather conditions, fire restrictions, and/or number of guests, if necessary.