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Hardware Ranch

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Fun Winter Destination

I went to Hardware Ranch in the Winter. It was fun riding the wagon amongst the elk. This is such... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Walnut Creek, California
The Hardware Ranch is a great place to see wild local animals

We have been to the Hardware Ranch 5 or 6 times during both Winter & Summer months. It is a great... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Jeff W
Eden, Utah
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

I went to Hardware Ranch in the Winter. It was fun riding the wagon amongst the elk. This is such a beautiful area to visit. Definitely a Wintertime attraction. Make it an annual Wintertime event for the family.

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed March 7, 2018

We have been to the Hardware Ranch 5 or 6 times during both Winter & Summer months. It is a great place to see Moose, Elk, and other animals that roam the area.

2  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to go with your family or anybody really! It’s fun to be able to get up and close with the elk and see how majestic these animals are. The guides were great and explained everything and answered all of our questions....More

3  Thank Parker S
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I took my two oldest granddaughters, ages 8 and 11, for a day outing. We saw deer and wild turkeys on the way up and back and enjoyed a fun meal at Maddox Drive-Inn in Brigham City on the way back, then visited Antelope Island....More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Hardware ranch is best in the winter when you have the chance to take a wagon ride through the Elk herd. The visitor center has different displays about the land and wildlife around Cache Valley. The wagon ride is great, but there may be a...More

Thank Aaronwoo
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This was a fun time. It was inexpensive, $5 per adult and $3 per child (4 and under are free). It's about 30 min ride just around the herd of elk that are there. There were just over 600 there today based on a count...More

2  Thank Heather B
Reviewed December 27, 2016

it was interesting to see the elk herd but it was cold we were right in the middle of the elk on a horse drawn carriage. load up on questions for the guide to make your visit more interesting

1  Thank MelbourneDes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Good place to see several hundred elk loafing around in the winter. The state feeds this herd to keep them out of nearby towns and thus keeps a lot of them from getting ran over. It's cheap enough and the drive up is nice.

Thank Francis W
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The elk are beautiful but during the winter, they stay so far away to really see them. I hope to have a better experience the next time there.

Thank cdandbm
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Hardware Ranch has memories back 60 years for me. Always fun to visit, feed the Elk, walk through the Visitor Center, the drive in has many place you spot Eagles ... just a fun outing!!

Thank vchristen
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September 5, 2016|
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Response from Ronald N | Reviewed this property |
Really nothing the Elk will start moving into the preserve to get away from the Elk Hunters. The Bow season starts this week. Sorry for the delay i have been travel outside the country. There are many other things to see... More
Katie N
November 18, 2015|
Response from beachbird123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are pulled on a sled and there is a charge. The elk usually don't come in until Christmastime or later depending on the weather so you have to just check on their website.