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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was fortunate enough to spend a week at Upper Canyon Outfitters in early August, 2016. It was a fantastic week of fishing and accommodation. Donna McDonald and her staff were top notch with everything, including room, food, guides, outdoors activities and scenery. It is located in the beautiful upper Ruby River valley and I couldn't have asked for a...

Thank kipmarsh
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We're back from our 12th Fly Fishing visit to Upper Canyon, and once again have to report that it's simply great. The guides are top-notch and the access to both private and public water is second to none. The fly shop has just what you need, and if your equipment doesn't arrive on your flight, there is good stuff to...

Thank CaseyPVa
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was my first time visiting Upper Canyon. It was incredible. The food, lodge and hospitality are second to none. Donna and Jake are great hosts and their staff are excellent. Our one day of guided fishing was incredible with 20+ fish for each of us. Big browns, rainbows and cut bows. Mitch was a phenomenal guide and we learned...

Thank John H
McFarland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We have gone to UCO for many years now for the horse riding experience. I am an experienced rider so really appreciate the great quality horses and customized rides. Scenary and plethora of trails can't be beat! Even though my husband is an experienced fly fisherman, he really only rides when he comes to UCO because it is so beautiful...

Thank Amy M
Lake Placid, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

For the second year in a row, my wife and I drove cross-country to hunt elk and mule deer with Donna, Jake and the crew at UCO. This year, I was teamed up with guide Brian Smith and we had a great time putting in the work and reaping the rewards! Had a full day after tagging my elk to...

Thank JosephMMoore
Kent, Ohio
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Had a ton of fun. Hiking was hard but was worth it to get to see the landscape. Getting the mule deer on the last day was a definite bonus. Justin and Aaron were great and good for a lot of laughs. Hope to be able to come back some day.

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Maple Valley, Washington
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Jake and Donna's ranch and the mountain ranges surrounding them are beautiful . Our week 3 hunt exceeded all my expectations. The whole staff was friendly and attentive. The room we had in the lodge was very comfortable and provided plenty of space for clothes and gear. All the food was fantastic! Our guide worked hard and was a big...

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Took my 16 year old on a Elk/mule deer Combo hunt in Early Nov 15. Everything about Upper Canyon Outfitters was first class. The lodge, food, Staff, guides, scenery etc. My son scored on an Elk and nice mule deer buck...No regrets, no complaints for the trip. Had an excellent time and i hope to be back someday on an...

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Buckley, Washington
Reviewed 24 November 2015

There can be no greater compliment of service, than sharing stories with my friends and planning for a return trip to Upper Canyon Outfitters. Choosing between fishing, back country horse trips, and / or fall hunting are all options. The grandeur of the country, the sincerity and generosity of the people, and the resulting experiences make this a special place....

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1Thank jtdii123
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Good but could have been much better. The kitchen appliances need to be updated. We thought we would be hunting private land and not public. It would have been better if we could have killed at least one whitetail on the private land.

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Upper Canyon Outfitters (UCO) is a family operated ranch located in the upper Ruby Valley. The ranch is nestled between three beautiful mountain ranges, with the Ruby River meandering through the property. We are dedicated to providing unparalleled, successful trips for each of our guests. The Tate family has been enjoying the Ruby Valley since our grandfather homesteaded here in 1910. We pride ourselves in offering you western hospitality, breath taking scenery and first-class accommodations. We would like to share with you not only our ranch that sits at 6000 feet, lush forest, soaring pecks to 10,000 feet and breathtaking scenery, but also our commitment to quality by providing a truly unforgettable Montana experience. With our secluded location between the Gravelly, Snowcrest and Greenhorn Mountains we can offer mile after mile of world-class scenery, horseback riding adventures, exceptional fly fishing opportunities, native wildlife, hiking, history& homestead tours, and only 40 minutes from historic Virginia City and two hours from Yellowstone Park. During the fall we offer archery and rifle hunting adventures. We hope to share with you our family western hospitality and a true Montana vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Upper Canyon Outfitters & Guest Ranch

Address: 24 Miles South of Alder on Upper Ruby Road, PO Box 109, Alder, MT 59710
Region: United States > Montana > Alder
Price Range: $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Upper Canyon Outfitters & Guest Ranch Alder, Montana
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“The lodge has nice rooms with private baths; the comfortable cabins have kitchens and more space for families.”
 of 5 bubbles CaseyPVa, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great. There are free standing cabins and lodge rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles T9243XRjohnh, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabin was very spacious and modern. We couldn't find anything to complain about. It was very nice to come back to the cabin and have plenty of space to put your things.”
 of 5 bubbles SkipDaCosta, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“cabins are great for families”
 of 5 bubbles CaseyPVa, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The fitness center is called the Snowcrest Mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles BAPPHD, 18 Nov 2013 | Read review
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