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Hardware Ranch

Winter season is in full swing, so head on up.


Depending on weather and snowfall, elk-viewing rides at Hardware Ranch WMA will run from Dec. 13 until March 4 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Days Hours
Friday Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Elk-viewing ride prices

SORRY, NO CREDIT CARDS. We can only accept cash or checks.

  • Adults (9 and over) — $5
  • Children (4 through 8) — $3
  • Children 3 and under ride for free.

Ticket sales for rides will close promptly at 4:30 p.m. You must have your ticket purchased and be in the sleigh line by 4:30 p.m. There is no food or fuel sold at the ranch.

We are closed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are also closed on Christmas day.

Other area activities

Fishing on the Blacksmith Fork River, Curtis Creek and Rock Creek provides miles of access to excellent fishing. All waters on the management area are open to fishing year round with appropriate licenses.

Primitive camping spots are available during the year. No restroom or garbage facilities are offered. Please take care of these areas and pack out trash.

The majority of the 14,000-acre management area is open for recreational hunting during appropriate hunting seasons. Deer, elk, moose, chukar, ruffed grouse and cottontail rabbits are all hunted on the management area.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Division of Wildlife Resorces Hardware Ranch home page