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Hardware Ranch

Hardware closing early


Because of unseasonably warm temperatures this winter, elk have started leaving Hardware Ranch, and the elk-viewing season will end approximately two weeks earlier than normal. The last day to visit the ranch this winter is Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

Elk viewing and wagon rides

The 2017–2018 elk-viewing season at Hardware Ranch will run from Dec. 8, 2017 until Feb. 10, 2018. Gather the kids and bundle up!

Regular hours

Date 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

We accept cash, check, credit and debit cards.
NOTE: We recommend bringing cash in case the Internet is down and our card readers aren't working.

  • Adults (9 and older) — $5
  • Children (4 through 8) — $3
  • Children 3 and younger 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.


Restrooms are available in the visitor center. There is no food or fuel sold at the ranch.

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