Wagons Ho! Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival is proud to present an authentic Wagon Train Trek, led by true cowboys and the experienced teamsters, horsemen and wranglers from Western Wagon Masters, LLC.
Wagon Train Trek
The “Pioneers” and “Outriders” traveled through some of the most beautiful back country in America! This was a true adventure through 50 miles of some of the most iconic Western scenery anywhere: directly below the rim of Bryce Canyon and across the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and into Kanab. Each evening they “Circled the Wagons”, gathered around the traditional campfire under the stars. They enjoyed some great cowboy grub, tall tales, cowboy poetry, singing, and making great memories. The last leg of the Trek’s journey is a ride down Center Street Kanab – joining our “High Noon Parade”! If you’re “Cowboy enough”, maybe you can join our Trek.
The trek will begin Monday, August 23rd.
- We start at Crawford Pass located at the south end of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in south central Utah. The Paunsaugunt Plateau is where Bryce Canyon National Park is located. From Crawford Pass we drop down the Crawford Pass bypass road to the ponds at Deer Springs Ranch where we will be camping the first (Monday) night. The Crawford Pass bypass road offers a spectacular view of some Bryce Canyon type hoodoos that are seldom seen and an even more spectacular vista out over the Grande Staircase Escalante National Monument. On a clear day you can see clear into Arizona.
- On Tuesday we travel on the Deer Springs Ranch road to the Skutumpah Road, stopping at the Deer Springs Ranch headquarters for lunch. Tuesday night we camp on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) grounds just off the Skutumpah Rd.
- On Wednesday we continue on the Skutumpah Rd to its junction with the Johnson Canyon Rd. We continue down the Johnson Canyon Rd. stopping on some incredible private property for lunch before continuing on to what is known as the “Church Ranch” property near the South end of Johnson Canyon. We spend Wednesday night there.
- Thursday morning we continue down Johnson Canyon to its junction with Hwy 89. Again, we are grateful to be able to stop on some private property for lunch before continuing into the town of Kanab, Utah.
- We arrive in Kanab on Thursday afternoon. While you are welcome to continue to camp with the teamsters, in the past most of our guests have opted to get a hotel room where they can shower and sleep in a real bed. If this sounds good to you, please make your hotel reservations asap as the town fills up quickly for the Western Legends Festival. If you’re riding in one of our wagons, you’ll need a hotel room for the Sunday night before the trek as well. A shuttle will be provided to take you from town to Crawford Pass. It leaves town promptly at 6:00am.
- The Western Legends Festival begins Friday morning and runs through Saturday culminating with their grand parade of which our wagon train is a main feature. We encourage you all to stay and participate in the parade.
For anyone wanting to join up with the wagon train in the evening and have dinner with them, the cost is only 20.00 which included some of the finest outdoor cooked meals in west accompanied by amazing entertainment! The last leg of the trek will begin on Thursday morning from the church ranch camp and arrive in Kanab where they will hitch up their horses and rest their wagons. Friday and Saturday after the parade the entire wagon train and outriders will be staged in front of the historic Parry Lodge for offering rides to the public.
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