What other facilities are on the farm?
Prior to Young Living’s purchase of the ranch, it started out as a high-fence domestic elk hunting operation. Of the almost 17,000 acres, 4,000 are surrounded by an eight-foot-high fence for the sole purpose of raising and hunting elk. Because the fence was breaking up the migratory patterns of local wildlife species, the farm’s managers considered simply taking the fence down. However, they realized that we could use it as an opportunity to do our part to help another threatened species: bighorn sheep. Bighorn sheep have been on a precipitous decline in the west for years due to habitat loss and disease, nearly joining the endangered species list. We realized that we could use the enclosed acreage at the ranch to help protect and raise bighorn sheep, raising their numbers and helping them to recover with our support. We have now partnered with the State of Utah to raise bighorn sheep on the ranch to help repopulate decimated herds throughout the west as a way to give back to the land that gave us our start.
What can visitors see/do at the farm?
If you’ve grown up with visions of the Wild West, you need to come see it for yourself. Come experience the scenic fields of einkorn grain, the majestic Uinta peaks, and the pinyon forest that kept the ranch close to Young Living Founder D. Gary Young’s heart. As you explore the farm, there are many types of wildlife that you may encounter, including deer, wild turkeys, eagles, hawks, pine martens, ducks, foxes, rabbits, gophers, bobcats, bighorn sheep, and more. In addition to this wildlife, you will see our farm family of ranch elk, bison, and cattle, as well as our dogs, chickens, cats, and horses.
While visiting the ranch, take a moment to reflect, breathing in the fresh, crisp air as you spend time surrounded by pinyon pines, juniper bushes, jackrabbits, and other wildlife. A trip to the ranch will give you a few minutes to relax as you take a break from the noise of the city. If you want to visit in the winter, the ranch will take your breath away, both literally and figuratively. Prepare for gorgeous mountain scenery, snowy roads, and a bracing chill!
All tours can be made through this website.