Join us for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime, riding in an authentic wagon or on your personal horse through 60-miles of some of the most iconic Western scenery anywhere—the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument! In celebration of Western Legends Round-Up’s 20th year, we will be hosting an authentic four–day “on the trail” Wagon Train Trek through some of the most beautiful backcountry in America!
Wagon Train Trek Options
4-day, 3-night Wagon Train passenger
Includes transportation, all meals, overnight camping, entertainment
One full day passenger in Wagon
Includes transportation to the Trek, lunch, dinner, entertainment, transportation back to Kanab. You choose which day.
4-day, 3–night on the Trek, riding YOUR PERSONAL HORSE
Includes transportation, all meals, vehicle transport, entertainment, (camp in YOUR trailer).
One full day riding YOUR PERSONAL HORSE on the Trek
Includes lunch, dinner, entertainment. You drive your vehicle to/from the Trek. You choose which day.
AUTHENTIC, HISTORICAL, and CULTURAL
The two million acres of the Grand Staircase-Escalante is a formidable frontier of wilderness, desert basins, Redrock canyons, and amazing slot canyons. It is rugged and memorable! Designated as a National Monument in 1996, this huge region of Southern Utah contains some of the most spectacular, historic, and remote scenery in the entire United States—in fact, so inaccessible, it was the last area to be mapped in the lower 48!
It was through this wilderness that the early Mormon Pioneers created ‘highways’ to their remote settlements of Tropic, Cannonville, Kanab, Paria, and points south–cutting through the western section of the Grand Staircase on the famed Skutumpah Road and Johnson Canyon.
But before the Mormons, the indigenous tribes of the Piute, Ute, and ancient Anasazi were plentiful. And millions of years before them, giant Dinosaurs ruled the area! Evidence of these previous occupants are all around in the form of petroglyphs, pottery shards, dino bones and pioneer cabins. The colorful geologic strata of the Grand Staircase reveal millions of years of the earth’s history. Heck, there’s colors out here they don’t even have names for!
And above us, the clearest night skies found anywhere in the world–revealing billions upon billions of stars. In fact, Southern Utah is renowned for its pollution-free “Dark Skies”.
But 80 years ago, other ‘stars’ discovered this land. Hollywood came to Southern Utah, and created “Western Movies”—utilizing our stunning red-rock cliffs and canyons as backdrops and local cowboys as movie ‘extras’. In fact, over 300 movies, TV series, commercials, magazine layouts and videos have been shot in our backyard, earning Kanab the nickname of “Little Hollywood”!
As the wagon train rolls down the legendary Skutumpah and Johnson Canyon Road, you will experience the memorable sites of the Grand Staircase: slot canyons, gorges, and familiar red-rock movie backdrops. Each geologic step of the Monument has its unique geologic color and characteristics. No wonder Hollywood Filmmakers were so captivated by this area for such classics as “The Outlaw Josie Wales”, “Maverick”, “Mackenna’s Gold”, and the original “Lone Ranger” and “Gunsmoke” series. Be sure YOU come dressed accordingly!
Each evening we “Circle the Wagons” and form an encampment. We then enjoy a delicious cowboy supper, hear tall tales, cowboy poetry, singing–and making great memories. We supply all the grub, cooks, camping gear and entertainment. Stay up as late as you like—you will want to check out the stunning night sky!
On the final day of the trek, we ride into Kanab for a hearty “Welcome Home”. You will become part of WESTERN LEGENDS ROUND-UP festival, as the Trek settles into their Kanab Encampment right in the middle of town. Of course, you are more than welcome to participate in all the festivities of Kanab’s signature event! There’s the Wagon Master’s Shindig, Wagon rides around Kanab, movie set tours, Concerts and Movie Celebrities everywhere. Enjoy world class BBQ at our Kansas City Barbeque Cookoff and the professional Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. The Street Fair offers a great selection of local handicraft and food, entertainment, dancing and antique working displays. On Saturday, Western Legends’ famous “High Noon Parade” takes on Kanab’s s Main Street, led by a herd of local longhorns, cowboys, and movie stars. You will be “required” to hop in your wagon and mount your horses for that one too.
Be prepared for a true Western Wilderness Experience!
‘Cowboy up’ and join us for our adventure!
Our waggoneers and teamsters are seasoned trail veterans and true cowboys—they have a passion for providing an authentic experience. They are led by professional Wagon Masters who have thousands of miles experience in leading long-distance pioneer and western treks.
We invite you to join us as for the Adventure of a Lifetime. We are recruiting Passengers in the wagons (‘Pioneers’—full four days on the trail & ‘Tenderfoots’—complete one-day experience). You will be riding in authentic wooden wagons with wooden/steel wheels and canvas cover, pulled by a team of horses or mules—just like in the Westerns Movies. The trails are well graded dirt roads and some pavement. We supply all the camping gear for the ‘Pioneers’. Wagon passengers will be shuttled to the start of their Trek. (You may park your car in Kanab.)
Backcountry Horsemen are also welcome to join our Trek as ‘Outriders’. Bring your own horse & feed. We will provide transportation to bring your trailers and rigs to the next campsite, so you can camp in your trailers.
Local cowboy caterers will be providing the grub, tables chairs, etc. We will be handling all camp set-up, take down, and support vehicles.
Book your adventure. Hurry! Space is limited and spots are filling up fast!