As you leave Alder, Montana (population 116) in the rear view mirror and drive the Ruby River Road towards the ranch, you can see the three mountain ranges that create our valley and rise around the lands of Upper Canyon Outfitters. Somewhere back behind you is everything you hope to leave behind for a few days. In front of you is nothing but a warm welcome waiting to be shared and adventure waiting to begin.
When you first pull into the ranch, you’ll see our comfortable lodge directly ahead with an inviting front porch perfect for taking in the Montana air and panoramic mountain views.
The lodge is the hub of activity on the ranch. It’s the place where you can unwind and catch up with friends and other guests over coffee, wine, predinner appetizers, and sit down to hearty family-style meals served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal is prepared in our kitchens with much of the menu sourced from local beef and produce in season.
In addition to the living room, dining room and kitchen, the lodge also offers six private guest rooms with private or semi-private baths, comfortable beds, and a mini-fridge.
Guests can also choose to stay in one of our private cabins complete with private bedrooms, baths and fully-equipped kitchens.
Our two-bedroom cabins sleep six guests and include a master bedroom with a queen bed, twin bed and private tub/shower. The second bedrooms have a double bed with a single or bunk bed combo. Each also has a sleeper sofa and an additional full bath.
Our one-bedroom cabin is perfect for couples with a queen bed, twin bed and full bath.
All Upper Canyon guests can access our free WiFi available throughout the ranch.
When you arrive at the ranch, come see us in the UCO Store next to the lodge to get checked in to your room or cabin. At the end of your stay, this is also where you’ll check out and have the chance to pick up any gift items before you head for home or drive off for your next adventure.
Check-in times are traditionally on Saturdays, with check out on Fridays.
To find out more about all the things you’ll find in our on-ranch store, visit our UCO Store page.
Each day begins and ends with a hearty family-style meal served in our lodge dining room. The time we spend at the table gives everyone a chance to share stories, get to know each other, have a laugh or two and talk about the day ahead or the day that was. Each meal begins with appetizers and ends with dessert, with plenty to eat in between. For those with special food needs or food allergies, we ask that you simply let us know at the time of your booking so we can accommodate your requests.
Please feel welcome to bring your favorite alcoholic beverages for cocktail hour and meal time. If you’re a UCO shuttle passenger coming in from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, just ask your driver to stop by the local liquor store to give you a chance to stock up on all your favorites before you get to the ranch.
Upper Canyon Outfitters
Donna & Jake McDonald
#6 Tate’s Upper Canyon Loop
P.O. Box 109
Alder, Montana 59710
Tel: 1-800-735-6514 (toll free – USA)
Other Fishing Outfitters: Bob Butler Lic #199 & Russ Kipp Lic #277