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About the Ranch
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Known as the Base camp or gateway to the “Longest Petroglyph Art Gallery” in the world, Nine Mile Guest Ranch and Bunk~n~Breakfast is the perfect place to stay while exploring the amazing cultural history of the canyon. It’s the ONLY place you can stay in the canyon!
Ben and Myrna Mead leased the ranch in 1991 and purchased the property in 1996. They have lived on various ranches in Nine Mile Canyon prior to buying the land. The ranch is known as a “working cattle ranch”. Cattle drives are held during the spring and fall.

Nine Mile Ranch is a great stopping place on your way to a river run through Desolation Canyon on the Green River. The ranch is one of the few mosquito-free places in the area which is of course a big plus!


Nine Mile Canyon: a step back in time and a perfect getaway for exploration and relaxation. The canyon, filled with the best petroglyphs in the west, gives a view of the life of ancient Native Americans. Stories of the people who lived there centuries ago grace the walls of sheer cliffs. This unique canyon outside of Wellington, is an international treasure.

Nine Mile Canyon’s rock art has been featured in National Geographic and many other publications because of its beauty and intensity. Over 1,000 sites have been cataloged to date. Large panels of petroglyphs can be found just a few feet from the road. Travelers can wonder at the meaning of the carvings of goats, people, calendars and Native American gods.

The Native Americans, farmers, outlaws and ranchers who dared to live in this canyon have fought every ugly element known to Mother Nature. Only the toughest humans that have lived amid these rocky walls have survived.

Travelers can experience an untouched wilderness and marvel at the rock art created centuries ago. The varied styles of rock art and evidence discovered by archaeologists show that this canyon has been home to Native American's for thousands of years. (Voices from the past: Nine Mile Canyon; Sun Advocate Newspaper, 6/04)

Check out this article with some great pictures on the history of the Canyon. The World’s Longest Art Gallery

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