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Elk viewing and wagon rides begin in December
Depending on weather and snowfall, elk-viewing rides at Hardware Ranch WMA generally run from the middle of December until March on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
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.