The Wind Tells the Tales

February 6th, 2023

The wind howls and moans, bitter cold outside my cabin window.  The temperatures reach well below zero, as I slip on my slippers and snuggle my steaming cup of coffee close to my chest.  Despite nature’s harsh conditions, the wildlife is thriving here. The whitetail bucks have shed their antlers, and the elk have all […]

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Explore It With UCO

June 22nd, 2021

Things are starting to pick up again here at Upper Canyon Outfitters. Summer season is officially upon us! The days are warmer and the nights shorter. Our staff is thrilled to have one of our busiest seasons yet. Slowly, things are returning back to normal. You will still see certain COVID-19 protocols implemented to ensure […]

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Montana Antelope Hunting

December 8th, 2020

One of our favorite hunts for both beginning hunters as well as experienced clients is pronghorn antelope hunts. Not only are you able to hunt all day long, but you are virtually assured of nonstop action. We literally have hundreds of antelope and have harvested numerous Boone and Crockett animals over the years. With the […]

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Hiking in the Ruby Valley

April 27th, 2020

One of the great advantages of Upper Canyon Outfitters’ location is that we are surrounded by thousands of acres of public land. For those who like to hike, this means you can pretty much just pick a direction and start walking. As someone who moved to Montana from the east coast I was perplexed by […]

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A message from Montana

March 25th, 2020

As a past, present, or prospective guest with Upper Canyon Outfitters (UCO), you’re a part of our family.You should know we always take the health and safety of our guests and staff very seriously. For 34 years, UCO has been sharing the joy of life-enriching adventure travel. We’ve been through a number of difficult times. […]

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Nutrition is key when prepping for western hunts

March 17th, 2020

Physically training for your hunt is not going to be as effective if you don’t fuel your body with the right foods. Proper nutrition is critical to get your body to perform to its optimal potential. Nutrition is something you need to focus on no matter the time of year, whether its during your training […]

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Come prepared for your Montana hunt

March 16th, 2020

The six P’s of hunting with UCO Have you heard about the 6 P’s? Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. We are strong believers of this simple yet straightforward saying here at UCO as it applies to many of the daily aspects of our life, and elk hunting is no exception. The moment you have […]

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Getting the most from your UCO fishing time

January 29th, 2019

Guest Post by Rick Rice Upper Canyon Outfitters in Montana has been my favorite place to get away and fish since my brother and I first visited the ranch in 2003. From the moment of our arrival, we felt welcome and knew we were in good hands. Those feelings have grown stronger during more than […]

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January 19th, 2019

Most of our clients here at UCO are repeats guests. We are thankful and blessed to have so many loyal people return to our home year after year. We believe that there are a few distinct reasons people return to our hidden gem in the Ruby Valley. One is the fishing. We offer a unique […]

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A new type of resolution for 2019

December 30th, 2018

Are your fishing waders feeling a little tight? Perhaps your riding pants are not buttoning as easily as they once did? This time of year often inspires well-intentioned, but fleeting commitment to strict diets and extreme exercise routines. Often times this pledge is followed up with throwing in the towel after a couple of slip […]

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