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  • Established

    1970s. Guest ranch since 1983
  • Owner

    The Heaton Family
  • Manager

    The Heaton Family
  • Tel

    1-435-628-4010
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $130 - $380
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Maximum Guests

    45
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery

The Grand Canyon is the Home of the Bar 10 Ranch. Located on the North Rim of the Canyon, the Bar 10 Ranch has been hosting Grand Canyon visitors for several decades. We are the perfect beginning and ending point for many river rafting experiences on the Colorado River, and we are an excellent spot for country hospitality and adventure on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 8 and over

All ages are welcome at the ranch, however, kids under 8 may be limited on what they can actually participate in since there are no programs specifically designed for children. The age limit for the raft trips is 8 yrs old. The age limit to drive ATVs is 16 yrs old and they are required to have a driver's license (anyone underage is can ride as a passenger in the ranger/UTV with the guide for the ATV tours). There is no age limit for the horseback rides (trail rides), however they must be able to ride the horse by themselves. Babysitting services are not available. The ATV/Ranger tours and horseback rides are guided. The skeet shooting is supervised.

Activities

hiking, whitewater rafting

Games

horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong, pool table

Baby Sitting Provided By

Babysitting services are not provided.  

Ranch History

The late Tony Heaton, and his wife, Ruby, were the original founders of the Bar 10 ranch, and their four boys and two girls have been actively involved in cattle ranching and building the ranch since the early 1970s. The family has been ranching on the Arizona Strip for five generations.

The Heatons decided to accommodate the many tourists running the Colorado River in rubber rafts and used the dirt airstrip almost daily to fly river guests into and out of the river. That first year in the mid 1970s, the Heatons' efforts ferried just 125 people, but by 1983 they were seeing 1,000 people per summer!

The family decided to build a lodge and later they added Conestoga Wagons to provide additional, private sleeping. In 1985, the Heatons introduced the helicopters and quickly saw the numbers of visitors to the Bar 10 Ranch increase to 6,000 per season.

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  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    BYOB
  • Enjoy dining in

    patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

Great Food! Great People! Great Time!

Mealtime is the perfect opportunity to swap stories, share a laugh, meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones. Most of the main dishes are cooked in the old-style dutch oven pots that give our food a seasoned authentic western flavor. All meals are served buffet style, so no one goes away hungry.

Guest Favourites

  • Navajo tacos
  • Home-reared, grass-fed roast beef dinner
  • Main dishes cooked in the old-style dutch oven pots

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  • Address

    PO Box 910088
    St. George
    Utah
    84791-0088
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes

Nearest Town - St George

St George is situated 70 miles / 2 hours from the Ranch.

Rental car

4x4 recommended

Nearest Airports

Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Distance

190 miles / 4 hours

Rental car

4x4 recommended

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  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Pace of ride

    Walk
  • Guest Horses

    TBC

Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Short and extended trail rides

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed


Why our riding stands out

  • With the Grand Canyon as our backdrop, the ranch provides miles of scenic horseback riding
  • Guests can enjoy short trail rides near the lodge, or experience extended trail rides which take you to secluded, remote, rarely visited areas. Lengths vary from 30 minutes up to 2 hour rides
  • The ranch has many well-trained horses, and horse riding is a great way to experience the true Old West

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  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $130 - $380
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic, Glamping
  • Packages available

    2 night, 3 night

Bar 10 Ranch can cater for up to 45 guests. Accommodation includes Luxury Tents and Lodges. See below for details and indicative rates.

Luxury Tent | Conestoga covered wagons

Rates (Per Person)

$127 - $380

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

The authentic wagons feature a double mattresses (sleeps 2 comfortably) and each is uniquely named after a historical wagon trail, displaying that trail's heritage. They are equipped with a battery operated lantern, bedding and a bench seat.  

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Shared bathroom

Amenities

seating area

Lodge | Dormitory Style Rooms

Rates (Per Person)

$127 - $380

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

We have 5 rooms that are set up dormitory-style with two sets of bunk beds (can sleep up to 4). These rooms are each named after well known cattle breeds in the West and can accommodate couples or families nicely.

The Lodge also has a 1,700 square foot deck, and has become a very popular place to sleep under the stars! The views of the night sky are spectacular!

Rooms

5

Bathrooms

Shared bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace


Booking Policy

River rafting: Available from May through September

Bar 10 Overnight: Discounts available for additional consecutive nightsAvailable By Reservation. *minimums may apply.Contact our friendly reservation staff for details and/or to customize.No Pets Allowed

Grand Canyon Air and Ground Rim Tour: Those riding the ATVs must be 16 yrs or older with a valid driver’s license. Available from April through mid November

Group and custom reservation: Available by reservation year round. Minimums may apply.

Included in your stay

meals, lodging

Extras

Gratuity

The Bar 10 Staff will make every effort to see that your experience at the Bar 10 Ranch is enjoyable and successful. Gratuities for the Staff are appropriate, greatly appreciated, and is an acknowledgement for their professionalism and service. If you feel a tip is in order, please leave it in the tip box that is located just outside the door of the Gift Shop in the dining room. The typical amount is approx 7-10% of the total trip cost. A manager will distribute it among the staff.

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    Onsite

    Outdoor Activities

    climbing, ATV Rentals - guided, Shooting - trap / clays, horse riding, helicopter tours, hiking, skeet shooting

    Water based Activities

    whitewater rafting-adventure


    Fishing & Wildlife

    Wildlife

    Spiders, snakes, lizards, scorpions, squirrels, mule deer, etc.


    Additional Services

    Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 40-50.

    The Bar 10 Ranch specializes in custom and group tours. What an amazing setting for seminars, retreats, and business or group reservations! The secluded setting adds an uncommon ambiance of quietude and reflection. Numerous activities are also available if you wish. We can customize your itinerary to include any or all of the activities offered at the ranch, we can also provide specialty activities such as a team building activities, repelling, line dancing instruction, or horse training demonstrations and/or instruction.


    Local Attractions

    Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints include Whitmore Wash Overlook, Whitmore Point, Engagement Point, etc. with great views of the canyon and Colorado River.

    Distance

    10-11 miles miles / 45 mins

    Rental car

    4x4 recommended

    Highs

    • They offer Grand Canyon-Colorado river rafting trips and air tours amongst many other ranch activities
    • The current owners and their family are the original founders of the ranch
    • If you're looking for quirky sleeping experiences, the Lodge (also with dormitory-style rooms) has a 1,700 square foot deck where you can sleep under the amazing starlight sky. They also have 14 Conestoga covered wagons with double mattresses (sleeps 2 comfortably) if you're looking for something a little different!
    • It's a great place to head if you're traveling with a large group
    • There are fantastic views from the lodge over the Grand Canyon

    Lows

    • The dorm-style lodge rooms although perfect for families (sleep up to 4) might not be for everyone.

    Visitor Reviews

    Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

    Once in a lifetime adventure!

    I wish I could live here! The staff is amazing. The food is delicious. The activities are awesome. The experience is unforgettable! We slept in covered wagons, rode horseback, atv, slept under the stars, and so much more! Look out Bar 10, we will be back one day!!

    5 stars

    You can find more reviews for Bar 10 Ranch on TripAdvisor