Wagon Train

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 15th.

  • 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.
Each day out trek begins between 9:00am and 10:00am and we arrive in camp between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. This give everyone one time to tend to their animals and freshen up before dinner at 6:00pm.
Entertainment begins around 7:00pm and usually goes until it’s too dark to see anymore or people start to fall asleep. (From exhaustion, not boredom)
While it can regularly be in the low 100s during the day, it can drop to the 40s in the evenings, so be sure to bring a warm jacket or coat for comfort in the evenings.
Breakfast is served at 7:00am each morning. This allows everyone to eat and prepare their teams and horses/mules for the day’s trek. All the fixins’ for lunch are provided immediately after breakfast. You build your own brown bag lunch each morning.

 

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.

 

You can reserve your place by sending a good old fashioned cowboy check to:
Western Wagon Masters, LLC
338 East 4450 North
Provo,Ut 84604
Or:
Venmo @JeffNichols007
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

 

Please visit Western Legends Wagon Train on Facebook for more information

Jeff Nichols shagrunner@gmail.com

Phone #  801-592-1577  leave a message or text, he will return your call.