Private Ranch Snowshoeing Tours are a great way to avoid the crowds and explore beautiful new terrain in Morgan County, Utah!
HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES & SLEIGH RIDES IN MORGAN
- Price per person: (Kids age 3 and under go free with a paying adult.)
CLYDESDALE HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES & SLEIGH RIDES IN SCENIC MORGAN, UTAH!
No mountain vacation is complete without a horse-drawn sleigh ride or wagon ride. Just a 50-minute drive from Park City or Salt Lake City, and only 25 minutes from Snowbasin and Ogden, this horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride brings you through the beautiful and scenic Morgan Valley and is sure to keep a smile on your face for the rest of the night (and long thereafter)!
The experience of a horse-drawn sleigh ride…the crisp winter air…warm afterglow… is genuinely one of a kind. Close your eyes and imagine being whisked through the snowcapped trees and mountains, running alongside a picturesque river, and gliding through a family-run historic working ranch on a Clydesdale horse-drawn sleigh. You can hear your kids squealing with excitement, feel your sweetheart’s hand squeeze yours, and you laugh and feel alive and inspired in the picture-perfect moment.
Our authentic country sleigh rides and wagon rides will take you to one of the most beautiful valleys of the Wasatch back, through a historic homestead and working ranch, over the meadows, and along the Weber River. Attention is paid to every detail, making this experience one of the best sleigh rides in the country.
Whether you are looking for a romantic excursion or a fun adventure for the whole family, nothing can compare to a Morgan, Utah sleigh ride! If it’s cold out, be sure to dress warmly – blankets are provided, but it can get cold out there. Destination Sports will book the perfect sleigh ride or wagon ride package for whatever you and your family desire, all you have to do is show up and be prepared to have the time of your life!
Make it a full-day excursion by adding on a guided rafting or kayaking trip on the Weber River, or a private ranch snowshoeing tour in Morgan County, and let us know if you’d like to top it off with optional s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire! Or stop in for a fabulous lunch or dinner at the famed Taggart’s Grill. This experience will last a lifetime and be a highlight of your trip.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
- This activity is handicap accessible but certain winter conditions may change the accessibility and therefore make the activity unadvisable. Please call us to discuss the specifics.
AVOID THE CROWDS
- We run private group tours and have a 4 paid-ticket minimum to run a trip (or the cost thereof).
- Children age 3 and younger go free with a paying adult.
- Our Clydesdale horses and sleigh team can carry a maximum of 14 people at a time.
PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT FAMILY REUNION OR EVENT
- The neighboring Milton Park is a great place for family reunions and other group events. Our wrangler can bring the Clydesdale-pulled wagon or sleigh right to the park to pick up guests and take them out to the ranch from there! Let us help you arrange your Milton Park Bowery reservation in conjunction with your horse-drawn wagon ride tour for the perfect combo of authentic rural Utah fun for the entire group!
This activity takes place on a rural private property farm in Morgan, Utah. It is a 45 – 55 minute drive from Park City or Salt Lake City to Morgan. We will send you the address and directions in your confirmation email at the time of booking.
Our wrangler and tour operator, Todd, is a 5th generation of the Thurston family who homesteaded this ranch.
Todd’s great-great grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Thurston moved to Morgan around 1869 with his two wives and the younger of his 21 children. He land-traded and purchased a large portion of Morgan from Brigham Young.
Thomas’ son Bert, (Todd’s great grandfather) built the historic rock house that connects to Milton Park. Bert raised his family on a very small portion of the family farm. He raised remount horses for the cavalry and for farm work. Bert was well known for having some very good remount horses. He also enjoyed racing them.
Bert’s son Glen, (Todd’s grandfather) bought a small ranch at the end of Island road. The back part of this ranch hooked into Bert’s ranch. Bert and Glen ranched together until Bert died.
Grandpa Glen is the one that bought the first team of Clydesdale horses. Glen’s son Dale (Todd’s dad) was in a very bad accident as a young boy with the remount horses while farming in about 1935. A cavalry representative came out every year to select the remount horses they would use. The year after young Dale’s accident, the cavalry man helped Glen get the first Clydesdale team because he thought they would be safer for the kids to do the farm work with.
Dale and his brother Fred ranched together with with their dad until he passed. They increased the ranch over many years. In the 1980s the brothers divided the farm but still ran it together until my Dale passed away.
Todd and his wife Becky bought the current generation of Clydesdales from the family and continue to use them for giving rides and some farm work.
Is this suitable for young children?
Sleigh rides are great for families with small children and most adults.
What should I wear?
Warm winter ski-type clothing or similar warm outerwear with a base layer, warm boots, gloves, and a hat that covers your ears.
What should I bring?
Consider hand and toe warmers and face protectors.
Can I bring a camera? Any special considerations?
Yes, a waterproof disposable with flash is the safest choice but that decision is up to you.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes, on all tours. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and their waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
What else should I know?
Plan to arrive at the check-in location on Thurston Lane, by Milton Park at least 10 minutes before your scheduled wagon ride or sleigh ride.
Weather conditions may be different than in Park City or Salt Lake City.
*Sales tax and gratuity are not included in the listed price.
*15% – 25% gratuity is customary and is not included in your ticket price.
For custom, organized or corporate groups of 6 or more people, a 20% gratuity will be added to your bill.
*48-hour cancellation policy is enforced.