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Upper Canyon Guest Ranch


  • Southwest Montana
  • Guest Ranch
Upper Canyon Guest Ranch is a family operated ranch located in the upper Ruby Valley. The ranch is beautifully nestled between three mountain ranges, with the Ruby River meandering through the property. We are dedicated to providing unparalleled, successful trips for each of our guests.

If you would like to get away from the crowds and see something everybody else doesn't than you will enjoy the solitude of the Ruby Valley. When you seek these out-of-the-way destinations you will find you have a flexible schedule. If the fishing is particularly spot, or you are having the time of your life watching a herd of elk in a remote basin, you don't want to have to feel like being rushed off because you need to be somewhere else at a given time. After all, getting away from schedules is part of the reason for heading out west.

Our fly fishing guests have the exclusive use of over two miles of the Ruby River and a private spring fed pond on the ranch. Full time fly fishing guides are available at the ranch for instruction, float trips, walk/wade trips and information on water conditions. Our fishing guest enjoy miles of fishing opportunities from tributary high mountains streams, to the limestone Ruby River or the larger Madison and Jefferson River - you will have a hard time deciding where to fish next.

Horseback riding adventures start right at the ranch and offer you a splendid way to see and experience the spectacular mountains surrounding our ranch. Upper Canyon Outfitters offers a variety of horse activities - whether a novice rider or horse enthusiast, the ranch accommodates all guests with a ride to suit their skill levels.

You can pamper yourself by staying in our impressive lodge which consists of six private guest rooms with private bathrooms, large dining area, and a relaxing living area with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Or you might like staying in one of our spacious log cabins which are complete with kitchens and private bathrooms. Hearty ranch meals are prepared fresh daily and served family style in the lodge. If you are tired of being your own personal chef, cabin guests are welcome to join us at the lodge.
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Street Address
6 Tate's Upper Canyon Loop
Alder, MT 59710
Toll Free
Mailing Address
PO Box 109
Alder, MT 59710
May - December
6:30am - 8:30pm
Payment Methods
Cash, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa
Reservations Recommended, Walk-Ins Welcome
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Special Directions

Upper Canyon Guest Ranch is located in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, along the Ruby River. The ranch is 24 miles southwest of Alder, Montana, forty minutes from Virginia City, and two hours from Yellowstone Park. It is located between the Snowcrest, Greenhorn and Gravelly Mountain Ranges. Bozeman is 98 miles east of our ranch and Butte is 85 miles west of us.