Best of Utah 2014

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Hauer Ranch is voted

Best Of Utah 2014: Outdoors & Recreation

Riding on a mule under the achingly bright blue sky of Moab’s red-rock country, trekking across a landscape as majestic as it is harsh, is the only way to truly absorb the beautiful terrain.

That’s according to John Hauer, who owns and runs Back Country Mules with his wife. “In a car, you’re boxed in; hiking, you have to watch your step,” Hauer says. But when you’re on a mule, as Hauer points to where classic westerns like Rio Grande were filmed, you start relaxing into the surrounding vistas, feeling the peace and beauty of the rivers and creeks that you and your mule ford.