Wagon Train Trek

August 20-23, 2018
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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 anywherethe Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument! In celebration of Western Legends Round-Up’s 20th year, we will be hosting an authentic fourday, three night “on the trail” Wagon Train Trek– through some of the most beautiful backcountry in America!

Wagon Train Trek Options:

Option 1:  Ride as a passenger in authentic Period Covered Wagon


One full day on the Trek as a passenger in Wagon

(You choose which day)


You choose which day of the trek you’d like to participate (Monday, Aug 20, Tuesday, Aug 21, Wednesday, Aug 22, or Thursday, Aug 23). Each day will be a different adventure. We will post more details of each day as we get the route confirmed. 

We will pick you up early in the morning at your Kabab Hotel and drop you off at the Wagon Train (in progress). You may choose which wagon to ride in, and switch up as often as you like. Sack lunch, dinner, entertainment around the campfire, and plently of great photo-ops included.

In the evening, we pick you up and bring you back to your Kanab Hotel.


Full 4-day, 3-night Wagon Train Trek in an authentic covered wagon!


You will be riding in an authentic covered wagon for the full 4-day, 3-night trek!! Yee Ha!

We will pick you up at your Kanab Hotel early Monday Morning (Aug 20) and drop you off at the starting point of the Trek (to be announced). All the wagons, livestock, teamsters, wagonmasters & crew will be there ready to roll. You may choose which wagon to ride in–in fact we encourage you to try many during the Adventure. The teamsters are proud to tell you the history of THEIR trailer and team!

Each day will provide a different experience and views. All meals will be provided by our onsite cowboy caterer (Cowboy Breakfast, sack lunch, Delicious Cowboy Supper).  In the evening, after we “Circle the Wagons”, there will be plenty of genuine pioneer and cowboy entertainment around the campfire. When your good and tired, you will be bunking down in our (caugh-caugh) ‘luxurious accomodations’: Tents, cots, mats, sleeping bags. (Don’t worry, we bring all that gear). This ain’t the Ritz, we will be totally recreating the authentic Pioneer Experience. Are you Cowboy enough?



Bring your favorite horse or mule,

and join us for a day on the trial!


You choose which day of the trek you’d like to ride. You will drive your trailer/rig to the starting point of that days leg, park your vehicle, saddle up your horse, and ride the full day of that segment of the Wagon Train (in progress). You can choose which day you would like to participate. The pace is slow and relaxed–about 12-15 miles max. There will be plenty of stops along the way, and some great photo-opss. Sack lunch, dinner, entertainment, and plently of Utah red dirt included. In the evening, after supper and entertainment, we bring you back to your trailer/rig so you can load up and drive back to Kanab.


Join us on our 4-day, 3night Trek,



You will be riding your favorite horse alongside the 4-day, 3-night trek!! Yee Ha! Our Wagonmaster will contact you about Starting Point arrangements.

Each day will provide a different experience and views. All meals will be provided by our onsite cowboy caterer (Cowboy Breakfast, sack lunch, Delicious Cowboy Supper).  In the evening, after we “Circle the Wagons”, there will be plenty of genuine pioneer and cowboy entertainment around the campfire. 

Each day we will provide a shuttle service back to the previous day’s encampment, so you can bring your trailers in rigs forward. You will be sleeping in your own living quarters.

Sorry, we will not have any horses ‘to rent’.

Click to see clips from our Wagon Train Trek Adventures:


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!