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Cattle Drives

Riding the Range

Sign on as a “cowhand” on one of our authentic Utah cattle drives and leave the 21st Century behind. Enjoy the Old West as you ride the range. Traverse the same trails Butch Cassidy rode over a century ago and explore the paradise of Southern Utah at our authentic Western cattle ranch. Work as much or as little as you like while herding cattle through miles and miles of beautiful mountains to their seasonal grazing grounds. Ride “drag” or as “drovers”. Enjoy hearty meals served out in the mountains, and experience the lore of the West on a family cattle drive vacation. It’s a rustic setting with the unbeatable luxury of spectacular vistas, great food, friendly people and a real Western experience.

Get ’em up

You’ll help move cows and their calves to lush green valleys, rugged foothills, or steep mountain tops that provide spectacular views of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, where you can see for hundreds of miles from vantage points as high as 11,000 feet.

The experience is invigorating and challenging. You must be physically fit, at least an intermediate rider, and able to get on and off your horse from the ground without assistance. Our trail boss will guide you to the horse that matches your riding skills. If you arrive as a “dude”, you’ll definitely leave our Utah dude ranch as a cowboy.

You’ll discover one of the miracles of the West: Time stands still when it comes to moving cattle!

Move ’em out

You’ll camp out, cook out, and eat out at our Cow Camp. You’ll savor meals cooked over an open campfire or camp stove. Nothing compares with the smell of hot coffee, eggs, and bacon as you roll out of your sleeping bag early in the morning. And after a long day of riding the range, you’ll sit around the campfire under a blanket of stars and tell stories. Lasting friendships will be made. There’s nothing else like it—and you’ll never be quite the same again.

See the Drive in Action

2021 Utah Cattle Drive Schedule

Join us for one of our three cattle drives. Look them all over and see which one will work best for you.
Isn’t it about time you cross this item off your bucket list? This is an experience you’ll never regret.
You’ll build memories that you’ll be able to share for years to come. Other dates may be able to be
scheduled for groups of six or more people. Please contact us for more details.

Mini Cattle Drive

June 7 – 9, 2021 (2 nights)

We’ll be rounding up and pushing the cattle off our John’s Valley allotment and onto the beautiful South Creek Canyon summer range. This drive is for you if you want the thrill of gathering and driving the cattle, but only have a couple of days available; and if you’d rather sleep in a comfortable bed in our lodge each night rather than camp out in tents.


per person, plus service charge and tax*

Top of the World Round Up/Cattle Drive (CLOSED)

Sept. 6 – 10, 2021 (4 nights)

We’ll be gathering the cattle on the scenic Griffin Top and moving them from their high-mountain range back to their mid-mountain range (Sweetwater).


per person, plus service charge and tax*

Homeward Bound Round-Up/Cattle Drive (CLOSED)

Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2021 (4 nights)

We’ll be gathering and moving the cattle from their mid-mountain range back to the valley. We’ll also spend a day on the Griffin Top Mountain searching for strays and enjoying the beautiful scenery.


per person, plus service charge and tax*

List of what to bring on the cattle drive >

* Prices are all inclusive, except for service charge (15%) and tax (8.96%). (In lieu of tipping our staff, the service charge is added to cover all employee services during your stay.)

PAYMENT: A one-third deposit is due at the time the reservation is made. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made by check, Visa, or Mastercard.

CANCELLATION: All deposits and final payments are non-refundable.  There are no refunds for “no shows” or early departures.  In the event of a cancellation, and if given enough time that we can re-sell the cancelled space, we will issue a credit in the amount paid towards a different date.  For a copy of our full Cancellation Policy, please request one when you complete our Contact Form. We strongly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances that affect your stay with us.

  • “Thank you for the great time we had on the Rockin R’ Ranch! Horseriding was so great as well as the tubing of course! Hope we’ll be here once again.”

    — Isabel & Tobi from Germany

  • “Our family just returned to Fort Worth, Texas from our 4 day Rockin’ R Ranch vacation, and we cannot stop telling everyone around us about all of the adventures we had! Our 4 boys put down their game systems and happily discovered the wonders of the great outdoors, a huge accomplishment! There are too many standout staff members to name them individually. Every activity went above and beyond our expectation. Thank you for creating some of our most favorite family memories!”

    — The Bouck Family

  • “Had a terrific time at the ranch. It was everything we were hoping for & much more. Great food, activities were memorable, especially rodeo. Amazed us all that so many others were there, but the organization of our meals, activities was amazing. Really had a great memory for all of us. Thanks.”

    — Allen Wilson, Utah

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