Hauer Ranch

John Hauer is the owner and operator of two ranches, a 1,400-acre ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a ranch located on the banks of the Colorado River north of  Moab, Utah. In the past, his ranching operations have used Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Morgans, and Peruvian Pasos, but since his “conversion,” the focus is exclusively on mules. John and his wife, Sena, buy, sell, raise and ride mules on their ranch north of Moab. John has co-authored college text books on travel and tourism, and has had articles about mules published in The Saturday Evening Post and in Mules and More, a monthly publication for the mule aficionado.

John Hauer - Hauer Ranch

Visit Famous Movie Sites on Horseback

The Hauer Ranch has been a popular movie destination because of its classic American West landscape. Sandstone formations, towering cliffs, broad vistas and the Colorado River set the stage for the quintessential cowboy movie. Structures on the ranch have been made to look like Old West buildings, with classic board-and-batten materials and boardwalk porches.  See trail rides

Guest Reviews

Did the morning ride today with Renee and Sena the owner. I am a lifelong horse lover so this was the highlight of my trip to Moab. To be able to appreciate the beauty around us on horseback was the ultimate experience for me.

Marge S.

The BEST Horse Trail Ride in MOAB! Wrangler Emma is a pro horse handler and entertaining guide. We enjoyed our trail ride through the Onion Creek, Colorado River and Professor Valley area. The BEST in MOAB. THANK YOU.


These guys were the highlight of my trip to Moab. They very kindly accommodated me at very short notice. Had a fantastic time on a sunset private guided trail in the valley . I’d recommend it to anyone visiting Moab as a must do

Graham H.