Check in Saturday, July 18 and check out Friday, July 24. (6 nights/5 days)
Are you ready for a rejuvenating, unique experience? Upper Canyon Outfitters is proud to present Restorative Horsemanship Wellness Week, a week balanced with structured, restorative activities and relaxing free time. Activities will be goal-oriented in creating an authentic connection with an individual horse. Horsemanship skills and mindfulness skills will blend to allow participants to experience a genuine connection with not only their horse, but also the fellow participants. The class will be capped at 12 as to allow for individualized instruction.
While no horse experience is required, participants will be learning intermediate horsemanship skills and will be asked to follow a comprehensive agenda each day. Mornings will be spent participating in Equine Facilitated Learning activities that focus on learning how to become a horse’s leader and provide comfort for a prey animal. Participants will learn grooming, groundwork, handling and tacking skills. Afternoons will be spent participating in a variety of activities including trail rides, guided fly fishing, guided hikes, history tour, picnics and 4×4 tours, all of which will take place in one of the three mountain ranges surrounding UCO.
Our chef will be planning a special menu for this week of wellness, focusing on delectable, nutritious meals and snacks. UCO also plans on providing plenty of time to enjoy the daily happy hour with specialty cheeses and wines highlighted nightly. In addition, an early-morning yoga class will be provided to help participants prepare for a full day of activities. The week will conclude with a celebratory dinner, a slideshow of the participants accomplishments and live music under the stars.
This experience provides participants with the perfect opportunity to deepen a connection with horses, humans and self. It is an opportunity to take a holistic vacation and return home feeling restored and rejuvenated.
Cost is $2,880.
Check in Saturday, July 18 and check out Friday, July 24. (6 nights/ 5 days)
Fish five different types of water chasing six different species of fish.
Spend one day on the Upper Ruby River, one day on the Lower Ruby River, one day hiking to a high mountain lake, one day floating the famous Madison River, and one day fishing a small tributary stream in the high mountain meadows. Get the Montana Grand Slam and catch rainbow trout, brown trout, westslope cutthroat, brook trout, Arctic grayling and mountain whitefish all in the same week.
The Ruby River begins between the Gravelly and Snowcrest Mountain Ranges and flows down these mountains into the Ruby Valley where UCO sits on the banks of the Upper Ruby. The river then flows in to the Ruby Reservoir. Below the reservoir, the river flows in the valley that lies between the Ruby Ranch and the Tobacco Root Mountains.
The upper stretches of the Ruby River are secluded and surround by high mountain peaks and this section of the Ruby is excellent dry fly fishing for rainbows, cutthroat and grayling and an occasional brook trout. The lower stretch of the river, below Ruby Dam, provides excellent brown trout fishing. The current is slower with deeper pools and you never know what monster brown lurks below.
Enjoy high mountain lake fishing in the Tobacco Root Mountains which is made up of high peaks, snowy basins, alpine lakes, forested slopes and open rolling foothills. This range has numerous old gold mine claims and prospect sites, which were most active from the 1880’s until the 1930’s. Enjoy spectacular scenery, see history of the past and catch some of the most brilliantly colored westslope cutthroat trout you will ever see.
The Madison River is one of the most famous rivers in the west. It offers beautiful scenery and excellent fishing. The Madison River offers opportunities for all types of fishing from dry fly, nymph to streamer fishing. The Madison has countless riffles, runs and pools, and provides the best fly fishing on the river. Big browns and rainbows are known to be found in the Madison.
While fishing mountain meadow streams in the Ruby Valley, there are many small tributaries that produce fast action for smaller sized trout (and sometimes some surprisingly larger fish). The water is so clear you can see the bottom even in places up to 10 feet deep. It’s a relaxing day fishing surrounded by wildlife and lots of fish.
This is truly a unique package in that really can’t be offered many places in America. There is so much water and so many fish, all within five minutes to one hour of Upper Canyon Outfitters.
Check out this article about UCO and the Ruby River.
Check in Saturday, August 8 and check out Friday, August 14. (6 nights/5 days)
Learn more about our annual Bamboo Week.
Cost is $3,070 with rod building and $2,350 without.
Dates are Saturday, June 20 to Friday, June 26 and Saturday, August 15 to Friday, August 21. (6 nights/5 days)
Learn more about our annual Discover It Week.
Cost is $2,650.