Have you every thought, “I want to try climbing but it looks scary or too hard.” or “I don’t have the know how or the gear.”? Don’t despair, you really can do it! Climbers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. So when yo come to the ranch don’t just go horseback riding, give climbing … Read More
2015 was an exciting year for Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. We have had a marriage, travel, an engagement, a new Hoover baby and even a successful back surgery. Not to mention, the joy of seeing returned guests and getting to know the new ones. It’s always bittersweet at the end of the season watching staff go … Read More
The fall foliage is on it’s way and the Ozark region is one of the best places to take in the magnificent color. With the cooler temps and changing leaves autumn can be one of the best times to experience Horseshoe Canyon. Horseback riding, cook-outs, riding the zip-line and rock climbing are an example of … Read More
One of our highlights of the year is when the LA Center for the Blind come to horseback ride & rock climb in the fall. Thanks Morgan for putting together this video of their experience.
When we started out in the dude ranch business we were very traditional in our activities. We had horseback riding, cookouts, hikes, fishing, tomahawk throwing and canoeing. As the years have gone by nontraditional dude ranch activities have made their way to our schedule, rappelling, rock climbing and the via feratta. This year is no … Read More
SPRING SEASON Spring is one of our favorite times on the ranch (next to fall). It is ever changing and most of all full of great families – new and old. There is plenty of time to come and enjoy this wonderful and interesting time of the year with us. It’s not over yet.
Mother nature has brought us some “real” winter weather this season at the ranch. The first storm was supposed to be the “big one” but we seemed to dodge the bullet. Storm #2 Storm #3 was the biggest. We received 18″ to 20″. The weather man has said that our weather is going to only … Read More
2010 was a great year here at Horseshoe Canyon Guest ranch. Here is a little recap on what went on with our family in the year 2010… CREED (7) Creed is in love with Dodge Vipers. One of his requests on his Christmas list was a Doge Viper tire. Maybe he realizes getting the entire … Read More
Before Scott and Jennifer Hoover (wranglers) returned to Utah, Scott needed to design something for his internship. He thought for awhile and came up with the idea of designing another Via feratta the build on the ranch. This new via feratta is quite different from our first. It is quite challenging and we think you … Read More
We have many projects we do during our down time from the guest ranch season. Barry decided it was time for a pavilion.