Grand Canyon Ranch and Outfitters is located in the northwest corner of Arizona on the Arizona Strip, and considered to be some of the most remote country in the United States even today. The Ranch sits among the lofty peaks and giant Ponderosa Pine of the Kaibab National Forest, with elevations ranging from 2,000 feet to over 8000 feet. Tributaries from the forest reach down to the beautiful arid red rock canyons of Kanab Creek, which is one of the largest water contributors to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. There are five National Parks within eighty miles, most of which you can see from the Ranch. Millions travel from around the world every year to visit this special and beautiful area.
Our family has been in the ranching business for over seven generations in this area. The ranches have been rich in the history and folklore of this area. The Ranch played a big role in the settling of the whole southwest. Our family operated the Ferry on the Colorado River at the remote outpost of Lee's Ferry, which at that time was one of the only crossing withing three hundred miles in either direction. Our mountain country is part of the Mule Deer Reserve set aside by Teddy Roosevelt and still has some of the most spectacular and sought after mule deer in the world. Zane Gray spent a lot of time here and wrote extensively about this area. Wild Bill Cody was here on several occasions, and locals will tell tales of Butch Cassidy and his wanderings in and around this area. The famous Outlaw Trail cuts through the ranch and was used by outlaws taking stolen horses to Mexico. The Honeymoon Trail also borders the ranch and was used by early Mormon settlers.
Our family worked for several of the early and notorious cattle companies such as the Bar Z Cattle Company, Pipe Spring Cattle Company and The Nutter Cattle Company. These were the larger operators in some of the areas which we control and operate now.
Much of the Ranch is as remote as it ever was and we still work the cattle the same as they have been worked for generations. Horses are very important to us and are used extensively to handle cattle.
"My husband and I recently traveled throughout Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona and the Ranch was one of our favorite places we visited! Such a unique experience, staying in the cabin & dining on site." — TripAdvisor Client
"The experience my family got there was absolutely fantastic and so far has not been available anywhere else. Heartfelt welcome, cozy atmosphere, simple but amazing taste of meals (especially my wife really loved them), a night in a ranch, etc." — TripAdvisor Client
"The entire property is unique! It is a RANCH in the high desert. You do not come here for a resort poolside relaxation vacation! You come to ENJOY the isolated kick back atmosphere and beauty of the high desert as presented by family members with ties back to the very early 1800s." — Expedia Client
"The hospitality at this family-owned-and-run lodging and working cattle ranch was outstanding. Grand Canyon Ranch and Outfitters was my wife and kids' favorite stay of our week-plus family vacation in several states. Clean, quiet, comfortable, with loads of hearty, good food." — Expedia Client