Interesting Facts

  • Cougar Ridge has animals. 7 Alpacas; 5 horses; 2 Donkeys; 2 Ducks; 3 cats; and a bunch of Longhorn cows. Thor is a brute. Bronco, our Lodge dog, is the star of the ranch and super friendly.
  • We have a bunch of Rainbow Trout in the Ranch House Pond – at times, up to 10 + pounds.
  • We have a small orchard with 2 cherry trees; 2 pear trees; 6 apple trees.
  • We have 7 casitas and a Ranch House along with the Lodge.
  • The Ranch House is perfect for a BBQ evening or party. Our fire pit, surrounded by Red Rock Cliffs and a pond, is incredible for tall tales and smores, at night. EERIE on a full Moon!
  • The Lodge has learning activities including Photography; Painting; Wood and Rock Carving; Cooking; Beer and Winemaking; Horse Training. MUST make an advance reservation for these activities.
  • It’s fun to walk around the property, see the sights and interact with the animals. Pet Thor, our Longhorn w/ 7’ horns! Bronco will tag along. About 1-mile round trip.
  • It’s rare, but you might see a Cougar traversing our property. We have 20 – 30 + of them roaming around our greater area.
  • We have 5 to 30 head of deer evenings and nights roaming around and feasting on our alfalfa.
  • We’re tucked away in a secluded valley with incredible views, but 5 minutes to 3 great restaurants and 4 cafes.
  • Torrey has 2 Art Galleries with a lot of local artwork/sculptures. Our area is a haven for photography and painting.
  • Torrey has approx. 185 permanent residents, but over 1 million visitors come thru every year, mostly from Mar thru Oct.
  • Torrey is at 7,000 ft elevation and dry.  Drink lots of water!
  • At night, the Bowling Alley Bar, Beer Garden and Horseshoe Pit at the Lodge are favorites. By Reservation, limited to 8 – 10 people.

  • Our Garden is 25’ x 80’. We have a variety of veggies and herbs. Guests can pick their own when they choose our “Grill Your Own” on the deck option.
  • We consistently have the highest quality water supply in the Country, as determined by the State of Utah. It comes from springs on Thousand Lakes.
  • The Lodge is approximately 25,000 sq ft and is constructed with local sandstone that our family stone business quarried and layed up.
  • A favorite at Cougar Ridge is our “private” Rodeo. Local cowboys and cowgirls do calf roping and barrel racing. They’ll teach you how to rope (sign a waiver) and how they train their horses.
  • Cougar Ridge is 10 minutes from the start of Capitol Reef National Park.
  • We have approx. 25 acres of alfalfa fields for the animals to roam in.
  • The Cougar Ridge property was acquired 30 years ago by the Bagley Family, from Don Cook, a longtime resident and Mayor of Torrey.
  • The Ranch House was constructed 20 years ago. The Lodge 10 years ago and the Casitas 2 years ago.
  • Along with our current facilities and 40 acres, we have 17 more buildings, an Amphitheater and Greenhouse, that we will be constructing over the next 3 – 5 years.
  • The additions will include a Health Center w/ a Spa; a Resort Center with a Restaurant; Bar; and Conference Center, along with 13 more 3 bedroom casitas.
  • Our property is a mini working ranch. If you want to help feed, plow, bale hay, clean corrals, drive and operate equipment, etc., sign the waiver – I love free labor!
  • Finally, stay a week. You’ll have exciting days – every day – and won’t have to pack up and go every night. We can help with all your activities:
    – Make day trips to other National Parks/Escalante/Lake Powell if you like.
    – Canyoneering; Hiking (including arches and slot canyons); Horse Riding; Llama hikes; Fishing; Hunting; Jeep Tours; etc.
    – We’ll take you places and show you things one night visitors can’t enjoy.


Come and enjoy everything we have to offer, you won’t be disappointed.