Link to nearest snow reporting site to the ranch (about 5 miles up the canyon)
SNOTEL Site: Dry Bread
Site Number: 455
Latitude: 41 deg; 25 min N
Longitude: 111 deg; 32 min
Elevation: 8350 feet
Reporting since: 1978-10-01
The Ranch is closed
The Ranch has
been winterized and the Cabin is shut down for the season. Also the Springs
and tanks have been drained
and shut off so the valves will not freeze and break like they did last
The fire ban has been lifted on the Ranch, just be careful
with all fires.
Remember, You and your guests must check in so we will know how
many people are on the ranch in case of an emergency . There is alway a danger of fire so make sure your camp fires are
out when you leave your site. The fish have been planted, so enjoy the fishing. Please remember
that you are responsible for actions of your guests and let them know what the guest rules are.
We will update the website on current conditions, also you
may contact the office and speak with our secretary or listen to our updated message. Thanks for your patience.
If you have lost any items on the ranch this year check with the caretakers at the cabin,
some found items have been turned in.
A reminder to please close the gate after both going
in and out of the Ranch. We have had the gate being left open. Please keep your speed down on all the roads, we don't need any accidents. Have fun!!!! Check
at the cabin (745-9394) for latest road conditions.
New office hours for the Summer. Now open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
from 11 am to 5 pm
All speed limits on the ranch are 5 mph unless posted to a higher speed. Do not speed
on the roads around the lake or in the camp site areas. Doing so may cost you your ATV privileges.
Sourdough Wilderness Ranch is a member only State chartered Corporation Recreation
Property located along Highway 39 in the lower Monte Cristo area of Weber County. Members have the privilege of camping, fishing,
hunting, snow mobiling, horseback riding and four wheeling on over 5000 acres of private mountain property at an elevation
of 7000 to 8000 feet. Guests can be invited on the Ranch by members, and to some extent can participate in most of the outdoor
activities the same as owners if accompanied by an owner.
Sourdough Ranch Info
If you use a cable, rope or chain to close off your lot when you are not using
it please mark it with tape or flags set at 2-3 ft spacing to prevent an unsafe hazard.
Starting in the fall of 2013 all snowmobilers will
be required to purchase a season pass to place in the windshield of their vehicles while they are snowmobiling. The passes can be purchased at the office for $25.00 per season.
Please sign in at the Cabin and place the pass in your windshield. Passes
will be available and discussed at the meeting.
Please keep in mind that we are in a wildlife wilderness area and that
there are bears and cougars who share this area with us. There have been sightings of cougars on the Ranch
and bears in the general area of the Ranch. Learn to
live with Bears and Cougars
The water levels are droping in Lake East. Please use the water
at the dumping station wisely(no washing of ATV's and rinseing of holding tanks please). The water level is such it is getting
very hard to fill the dump station water tank, do not use anymore water than you need to do the dump.
seems to be a lack of approval to develop lots lately. This is vital part of
Sourdough Ranch in order to keep our green belt status. We cannot be lax
in this effort. Please do not fail to get Board approval for any developments
or improvements to your lots. If you do unauthorized work you will be cited and be made
to restore the land to the way it was. If you cut down trees you will have to plant trees to replace them. Please do
not move the boundary lines of the lots the Board Members have set. Some
owners have encroached onto the common area by moving their boundries and had to pay to have the land restored. We
need to stay in compliance.
Due to abuse of the system ATV stickers must be paid for at the office only. Only
prepaid stickers can be picked at the cabin, no exceptions.
Watch out for vandalism on the Ranch.
Anyone caught vandalizing will be prosecuted to the fullest exstent of the law.There is a reward up to $2500
for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone caught vandalizing the Ranch.
Please do not put any scrap or junk metal in the dumpster, garbage only.
Please, if the dumpster is full take your garbage home. Do not put heavy items in the dumpster,no,carpet, furniture,scrap
metal,bales of straw etc. All garbage must be bagged, as you can see by these photos it is not and causes a mess for
the entire Ranch to look at. Please help us keep the Ranch looking nice and remember the dumpster is a privilege,if
the rules are not followed we could loose the dumpster.