Day trips and overnight rides can be a part of this adventure. Some guests choose to ride horses from one location to the next. We transport your gear to your next destination. If not everyone wants to ride, groups can split up with some members driving or hiking between cabins. Rides include a variety of terrain, on and off trails, and are never “head to tail.” With thousands of acres to explore, the riding experience can be customized for your group.
At each location, great hiking is just outside your door. Wildlife abounds, so bring binoculars! Options include day trips, short walks, and/or hiking from one cabin to the next.
The A Bar A and Big Creek Ranches boast 26 miles of streams and rivers, as well as over 45 acres of spring fed lakes and ponds. The water ranges from the deep troughs and swift riffles of the North Platte River, the grassy banks and hidden undercuts of Big Creek, and a rewarding Spring Creek. All of our streams and creeks are highly productive brown, rainbow, and brook trout fisheries for anglers of all ages. Our stocked ponds give anglers the opportunity to catch trophy trout, too. Your private fishing guide can help as much or as little as you choose. With the variety of water, beginners to advanced anglers are sure to have a satisfying and memorable fishing experience!
The scenic beauty of our property allows photographers, videographers, and journalists of all types to document a rich western experience. Our Ranches are nestled in beautifully rich meadows and valleys, which are surrounded by the towering hills and mountains of the Medicine Bow National Forest. There is opportunity to visit all the locations necessary to capture a memorable experience that you can document for a lifetime. The wildlife and flora is unique and very abundant.
Each location has its own special feel. At the A Bar A, guests are a part of life on a guest ranch: getting to know other guests, spending time in our lodge, riding trails, sitting by the pool, shooting skeet, fishing, and more. There is no pressure to be active all day: just let your guide know what you would like to do.
Upon arriving at the scenic cabin along Big Creek, guests are amazed by how silent the valley is. The music of water flowing, laughter of friends, and sounds of the horses provide the “background noise”. Exploring the stream and canyon on foot, horseback, or with fly-rod in hand can happen anytime the spirit moves you.
At Big Creek Ranch, guests are surrounded by the activity of a working cattle ranch, but are able to retreat to their comfortable and private home. Fish, ride, shoot trap, hunt upland birds, and learn about what it takes to run a modern cattle ranch while still using traditional methods.
The ranch is full of unexplored corners and all of them are open to you. Wildlife abounds and you may encounter deer, elk, sage grouse, mink, pine marten, black bear, bobcat, mountain lion, moose, antelope, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, and more. Claim your own mountain top to sit and take in the view. There are countless hidden springs, old homesteads, and remnants of the first settlers in the valley.
Upland Game Bird Hunting
During the hunting season (August – October) we plant pheasants and chukar in the pastures and fields around Big Creek Ranch. With a private guide and dog, you will be able to hunt in beautiful landscapes that are un-groomed, with an authentic wild feel. There is also a traditional trap range at Big Creek Range to enhance your accuracy before entering the field.