The Crystal Ranch is unlike other lodges, hotels, and resorts. We only cater to one party at a time. Instead of shuffling you through a program designed to accommodate everyone, we listen to you and cater to your preferences. You are always the most important guest in the house.
The Crystal Ranch is set in a wide and scenic glacial canyon on the edge of the High Uintas Wilderness Area. The mountain scenery, spacious ranch, exciting outdoor adventures, and incredible amenities combine to make this place truly special.
The Lodge at the Crystal Ranch is intimate by design, with only 3 special guest rooms, however, the fine finishes, tasteful decor, and luxurious accommodations are something you would expect to find at the finest mountain resorts in Deer Valley, Park City, Aspen or any other first-rate resort town.
With amazing beds, comfortable sitting areas around the lodge, large bathrooms, and a beautiful kitchen at your disposal you are guaranteed to be completely comfortable at all times. Add to this our impressive mountain gourmet meals and you’ll know you are truly being pampered while you enjoy some of the finest fly fishing and outdoor recreation anywhere.
The Crystal Ranch has a rich rustic history. The Crystal family homesteaded this incredible property around 1900 when the area, which had previously fallen within the Uinta and Ouray reservation, was opened to settlement. The ranch was the focal point of the Crystal family’s cattle raising operation.
Although much of the land has now been set aside for wildlife habitat restoration, to this day the Crystal Ranch remains a working livestock ranch with a small herd of animals calling the ranch home from Spring until Fall. Today the ranch also supports an impressive number of wild animals including deer, elk, moose, coyotes, numerous bird species, and even an occasional black bear and mountain lion (although these are quite rarely seen).
Step back into a time gone by. This is mountain life at its finest, with clean air, impressive views, a million stars and room to stretch your legs and really enjoy the outdoors and all it offers.
The outdoor activities at the Crystal Ranch have an extra air of excitement at all times because you know you are the only one here. You’ll never compete for the best water on the river or bump into others when you’re out on the water. The ranch is home to 2 miles of completely private trout stream. All of this just for you.
In addition to the amazing fly fishing on the ranch, you’re sure to enjoy riding ATVs, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, or playing a round of “ranch golf” on our special environmentally sensitive course. In short, you will never run out of things to do at the Crystal Ranch.
Catch a trout Grand Slam and
enjoy being on the river all by yourself