With the mission to cultivate sustainable agriculture within the Frontier State, we at Mugrage Hay & Cattle are here to offer you an inside look into the Alaskan farming and ranching life.
Scott Mugrage & family moved to Delta Junction, Alaska after their son found an online real estate ad for turn-key beef, elk, and hay operation. After consideration, the family flew to Alaska to tour the farm. A few short weeks later U-Hauls were packed and the family was Alaska bound.
Since then the farm has seen tremendous growth and many changes throughout the years. The Father-Son farming duo has shifted away from elk production and concentrate on producing quality beef.
Scott’s first trip to Palmer, Alaska taking fat beef to the processing plant came with a realization that he could drive cattle through those mountains. The family withdrew, doubting the idea, however when Monica Thornburg went to work for the ranch in 2020, she embraced the idea, seeing the massive potential.
What we'll do
Take a Day Ride in the Alaskan Wilderness
Looking for a shorter adventure? We’ve got the activity for you! Day rides are the perfect addition to your Alaskan Vacation.
See beautiful Alaska Interior horseback, pick your destination, and the cowboys will provide ride options based on your expectations and what you want to see.
For example, take a 3-hour ride up to Bluff Cabin Lake, explore the ranch or help us herd cattle during a shorter ride. The possibilities are endless.
What to expect / what's provided
* Duration: 45 minutes
* Riding is physically demanding, riders should be in good physical condition.
* All riders must be a min of 6 years old.
* Riders cannot exceed 270 lbs.
* It is the guest's responsibility to consider the risk options and consult with their doctor prior to engaging in day ride activities.
* Riders, staff, and horse's safety will always be our first priority.
* Riding boots or sturdy shoes are required for all riders.
*If our regular times don’t work for you or your group, a customizable time can be arranged, you can contact us via the Chat feature of the website or email us at [email protected]
Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of booking to receive a full refund. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to inquire about a cancellation or to reschedule.