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Our Oakley location is a hidden treasure in the Wasatch Mountains. While the amenities of shopping, dining, skiing, museums and film offered in Park City are only 20 minutes away, we couple those conveniences with the beautiful ranch lifestyle of the country – something that our residents value and protect. Out here in the Kamas Valley, there are no multi-lane highways, no obtrusive light or air pollution, and no large outlet malls. Instead, we have a large network of hiking and riding trails, easy access to National Parks, and one of the country’s finest rodeos.

Oakley was first explored around 1850 and incorporated in 1933. Our high mountain valley enjoys 6500 feet in elevation with the beautiful Weber River flowing through town.

Here are some of the activities and events Maple Ridge Ranches residents enjoy, from sports to museums to film, visual arts, food and music.

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Sundance Film Festival – A January Tradition in Park City and Beyond

2017-sundance-film-festivalThe 10-day festival brings more than 40,000 people to Park City, Utah each January to celebrate the work of independent storytellers in film. Sundance has been a premier world festival and the leading United States film festival for some time; founded by Robert Redford in 1978, and relocating to Park City in 1985, it has introduced us to ground breaking films including Napoleon Dynamite, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, An Inconvenient Truth, Little Miss Sunshine, Precious and Trouble the Water.

Often you get to see and hear the casts, directors and producers at the Q&A after the film and catch them around town, as well. Thousands of films are screened in 13 venues throughout town. In addition there are a number of music cafes and presentations during the festival. January 19-29, 2017, in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance, and other Utah locations.

The film guide is available online in December. Buy tickets to Sundance online.

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Thousand Peaks Ranch for the Adventure Seeker in You!

thousand-peaks-snowmobileSince 1921, Thousand Peaks Ranch has become home to over 10,000 head of sheep and 3,000 cattle. While the winters prove to be too harsh of a climate for the sheep to thrive, the Ranch owners found it to be perfect conditions for Powder Hounds!

Snowcat skiing through Park City Powder Cats, snowmobiling and fly fishing on 60,000 acres - and all at the end of Weber Canyon Road, just minutes from Maple Ridge Ranches.

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Mountain Biking and Hiking Everywhere You Look!

Since hosting the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s World Summit in 2008, Park City and its trail system have been on the rise. There are now over 450 miles of trail accessible from town. In addition to new development, Park City continues to show a strong commitment to maintaining and improving existing trails. Between Mountain Trails Foundation, various city and county agencies, Deer Valley Resort, and Park City Mountain (America’s largest ski resort which now includes the Canyons) the combined annual trail budget tops $1 million, and it has every year for more than 10 years.

Park City mountain biking

In the summer the ski slopes transform into world class biking and hiking trails with chair lifts bringing you, your bike and your friends to the top of the mountain. Local businesses rent and repair bikes as well as cater to all kinds of outdoor sports and activities – climbing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding. There is also an enthusiastic road biking community with multiple opportunities to join others for group rides. For example, StayParkCity Cycling is an all-inclusive club that all skill levels can enjoy, from elite road and mountain racers to casual weekend-warriors, while in the process offering exceptional club benefits and good times. And, right outside Maple Ridge Ranches gates is some terrific riding as well, down Weber Canyon Road to Thousand Peaks Ranch, all around the Kamas Valley, out to Mirror Lake, and into Park City through Brown’s Canyon. You’ll find neighbors to join you – just ask!

View Mountain Biking Trail Maps 

Round Valley map

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What Locals Do In the Dark!

film-logoThe Park City Film Series is Summit County’s only nonprofit Art House Theater and presents the best of indie, documentary, world and local cinema. If you missed the hot indie favorite at Sundance, chances are it will be showing here during the year.

Bring your own bowl for popcorn and join in the fun – “it’s what locals do in the dark!”

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Explore Park City History

Park City museumWith a mission to preserve, protect and promote Park City’s history and heritage, the Park City Museum as an interactive pictorial of Park City’s colorful mining and ski history as well as exhibits for all ages.

A Bridge to Maple Ridge

MRR BridgeThe signature entrance into Maple Ridge Ranches is its beautiful post and beam covered bridge. Designed after the great northwest's covered bridges of a past era, it harkens back to the age of prized American values. Read more >

Property Listings

new-5924-2View our property listings and see what is available. Your dream home in a beautiful country setting could be waiting for you at Maple Ridge Ranches. There are beautiful award winning custom designed homes and homesites. View our listings >