Frequently Asked Questions
What clothes do I bring?
We suggest you bring long jeans and long sleeve shirts for riding horses as well as a hat & sunscreen. It is also necessary to have closed toe shoes with a heel for horseback riding. As the weather is always cool at night a jacket is a good idea. In the Spring and Fall layers are always recommended. Other than that we are open to what else you desire to bring.
Are you open year round?
Yes we are. We offer year round excursions and with each season comes new adventures and activities.
What about my children, can they come?
Kids are always welcomed and encouraged! During the summer we have special programs for children from 4 to 12. During off season special activities can be arranged for your children's entertainment. We also have certain weeks that schools are closed that are designed for kids.
How old does my child have to be to ride?
Due to safety always being our main concern, our wranglers will evaluate each child on a individual basis. They watch the child's abilities, maturity, and experiences with riding horses, then customize a riding activity to fit.
Do I have to sign a riding release?
Yes, if you plan on participating in any of our riding activities we must have a signed release. We strive to make your riding as safe as possible but there are inherent risks in riding horses and other recreational activities that are beyond our control and are the responsibility of the individual.
What is the closest airport?
Utah has the Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City that is 90 minutes away from Wind Walker. There is also the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport available to private planes approx. 6 miles. For a more scenic drive, some have chosen to fly into the Las Vegas Airport and drive up through the different national parks that Utah offers. The Las Vegas route is 5 hours of driving not including the stops in the parks.
Would it be better to rent a car or use your transportation?
With all the attractions and national parks in the area you may want to have your own transportation available. If you are just planning on coming for a designated excursion, we do have airport shuttle available that is charged per person with the minimum of 2 people. In some cases depending on your family size it may be more economical to rent.
What area of Utah are you located in?
We are located in Central Utah in the county of Sanpete. We are at the foothills of the Manti-La Sal mountains. Click here to see a map of the area.
How far are you from the Utah National Parks?
Wind Walker is approximately 3.0 hours away from the Shakespearian Festival, 1.75 hours from Capital Reef National Park, 3.5 hours away from Dinosaur National Park, 3.5 hours away from Arches National Park, 3.5 hours away from Canyonlands National Park, 3.0 hours from Zion National Park, 2.5 hours away from Bryce Canyon National Park, 2.5 hours from Glen Canyon National Rec. Area, 4.0 hours to the Grand Canyon National Park, 3.5 hours from Grand Staircase in Escalate National Park. For more information on the parks or drive times from the ranch see our Utah Sights.
How far from the major ski resorts are you?
Wind Walker is 1 to 2 hours away from the major ski resorts including Brian Head to the south, or Brighton, Snowbird, Alta, Park City,Sundance, Solitude, and Deer Valley to the north. Want to check out some great local skiing? We offer some the most spectacular cross country skiing or old fashioned country snow boarding or skiing. See our Activities Overview page.