Cattle Drive Schedule
We offer three four-night cattle drives. Check in on the first day for our first two cattle drives is between 11:00 a.m. and noon, with lunch being your first meal with us. For our third cattle drive, check in is between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., with dinner being your first meal with us. On the first night, you’ll stay in a comfortable private room in our lodge. And on our first cattle drive, you’ll also spend the last night at the lodge. All other nights are spent at our Cow Camp on the Boulder Mountain, where we’ll sleep in tents. Check out on your last morning is by 11:00 a.m. You may even want to consider spending a day or more at the Ranch before or after your scheduled cattle drive and participate in other activities we offer.
2013 Cattle Drive Schedule
|1||July 3-7, 2013 (four nights) detailed itinerary||$1,495.00|
|2||Sept. 2-6, 2013 (four nights) detailed itinerary||$1,595.00|
|3||Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2013 (four nights) detailed itinerary||$1,495.00|
|Prices are all inclusive, except tax (Add 8.7%) and gratuity.
Other dates can be scheduled for groups of six or more people. Please contact us for more details.
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). We’ll spend some time riding, as well as participating in team 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, we’ll all head over to Cow Camp where we will camp for the remaining nights of the drive. 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 Cow Camp or to the lodge at the Ranch (depending upon which drive it is) to enjoy a hearty dinner before retiring to bed (or sleeping bag) on your final night, with wonderful memories that you will be able to share for years to come. On your last morning with us, you’ll enjoy one last breakfast with us before departure. You’ll drive back to the Ranch (for the last two cattle drives) where you can have a hot shower before checking out by 11:00 a.m.
On our first cattle drive, we’ll be gathering and moving the cattle from their mid-mountain range on the Boulder Mountain (Sweetwater) to their high-mountain range (Griffin Top).
On our second cattle drive, we’ll be gathering the cattle on the scenic Griffin Top and then moving the cattle from their high-mountain range back to their mid-mountain range.
On our last cattle drive, we’ll be gathering and moving the cattle from their mid-mountain range back to the valley. We’ll also spend an entire day on the Griffin Top searching for strays and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
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.