The Old West

From majestic alpine mountains to rugged red rock canyons, Utah typifies the classic Old West. Some of the most colorful figures and outlaws of the Old West have claimed Utah as home. Utah's prime location between California and the middle of nowhere created a sparsely populated area from which cattle rustlers and bandits could steal their way into western legend. The wide-open area sheltered some of the West's most reviled and revered cowboys. Old West outlaws including Butch Cassidy, Billy the Kid, and the Rough Riders all set up camp within Utah's borders. Most of the territory once dominated by the great cowboys is still untouched and can be conveniently visited today. Experience the living history of the Old West


Western Entertainment

Ruby's Inn

Ruby's Inn is all Western! They offer horseback rides, rodeos, memorabilia, hiking, and more. It's the perfect location for an adventure-filled glimpse into the Old West - or even for just hanging up your boots and hat for a little relaxation! 

Ebenezer's Barn & Grill

This Western dinner show is offered nightly during the summer season. It features live entertainment by the famous Bar G Wranglers. Feast on a 14oz rib eye, fresh broiled salmon, baked chicken or pulled pork BBQ meal, including cowboy beans, Dutch oven potatoes, cornbread, dessert and beverage. Then enjoy a highly-acclaimed authentic Western music show featuring the Bar G Wranglers.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Sit back and relax as you enjoy Ruth's Country Music and Dinner Show. Available during the peak seasons (Memorial Day - Labor Day, Tuesday through Saturday), guests enjoy a hearty country dinner and entertainment. Reservations are required. Learn more. 

Utah Trails Resort (Indian Village)

Utah Trails Resort is 257 acres of primitive land, surrounded by majestic vermillion cliffs, dotted with aromatic sage, pinion, and pine. We offer lodging, meals and plenty activities with an 1800's theme.

Bar M Chuckwagon

Moab's Bar-M Chuckwagon offers an authentic, high-energy western dinner show full of folklore, humor and audience participation. Join in the fun! Come early and enjoy Gunfights, Games, Western Village, Gift Shop, Saloon and More!

Guest Ranches

Wind Walker

Experience the spirit of the West through horseback riding, skeet shooting, Tai chi classes, massage, guided meditation, native American spirituality, interpretive tours of ancient local sites and more. Wind Walker western motif accommodations offer the comforts of an intimate spa retreat with a full spectrum of perks. Come and revel in a revitalized you, with sublime opportunities for the spirit to soar. Venture beyond the ordinary to experience the extraordinary!

The J/L Ranch

This beautiful Ranch is located in a remote area surrounded by Ashley National Forest and Ute Indian Reservation. Some of the many activities provided at the ranch include: excellent fishing, spectacular bird watching, extensive hiking trails, Alpine mountain scenery and nearby access to mountain biking, golfing, river rafting, boating, Dinosaurland Quarry, and Fremont Indian rock art.

Rockin' R Ranch

Escape to a Real Old West working cattle ranch near Bryce Canyon with horseback riding, stagecoach rides, cattle drives, exotic mountain trail rides, and other activities.

Red Rock Ranch and Outfits

The Real West at its Best! Horseback riding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, hayrides Dutch Oven dinners and catered gatherings. Every Friday night the Western Music Association Jam Session is free to the public. Bring your instruments and join in, or just come and listen to our local talent.

The Bar 10 Ranch

Spend a weekend or a whole week at the Bar 10 Ranch. Experience a variety of western ranch activities including ranch demonstrations, hiking, skeet shooting, horseshoes, billiards, table tennis, and volleyball. Explore rarely visited areas accessible only by Horseback or ATV. ATVs give access to amazing overlooks of the Grand Canyon, and will take you to some of the most astounding sites on earth!

Boulder Mountain Ranch

We offer a beautiful, rustic lodge and full service multi-day horse pack trips through some of the most rugged and wild country in the great American Southwest.

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Old Paria Ghost Town near Kanab Utah

Ghost Towns

Once thriving locations, some old western cities are now nothing but Ghost Towns.

Cowboy Poetry

Heber Valley's Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Some of the country’s best cowboy singers, pickers and poets will perform at this annual event the first weekend in November each year. What began 20 years ago as a one-night gathering with local cowboy poets sharing poems is now multiple days of entertainment at seven different venues, featuring entertainers from across the United States. Now averaging more than 12,000 attendees each year, Heber Valley’s Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering has become one of the largest cowboy gatherings of its kind in the country.

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