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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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Kimball Art Center – For Artists of All Ages

kimble-art-centerThe Kimball Art Center is a nonprofit organization, a hub of creative activity, and a wonderful resource for artists of all ages. Check out their new location at 1401 Kearns Boulevard in Park City. There are over 80 fall and winter classes covering painting, drawing, glass, metal work, ceramics, silver and photography – something for everyone, including kids, teens and adults.

Local, regional and nationally known artists instruct all courses. There are also exhibits in the Main and Café Galleries. The Park City Kimball Arts Festival in August each year is the Center’s largest fundraiser and includes a full weekend of activities, including a juried show of over 200 artists in many media – it’s a highlight of the summer! And try Uptown Fare for lunch, for homemade soups and sandwiches (they roast the turkey every morning!).

Questions? Get in touch with Jocelyn Scudder, Education Department Manager, or Robin Marrouche, Executive Director, at 435-649-8882.

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Mirror Lake Diner – Simple Food Done Right

Mirror Lake Diner signWant a comfortable, homey meal close to home? Try Mirror Lake Diner. Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner on Friday and Saturday, you’ll find all your diner favorites along with specials you’ll come back for again and again.

The “regulars” swear by this spot, owned and staffed by locals and popular with the snowmobilers, hunters, hikers and skiers who pass through Kamas, the “gateway to the Uintas.”

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Heber Valley Artisan Cheese – 100 Years of Dairy Farming

cheese-photoHeber Valley Artisan Cheese in nearby Midway, Utah welcomes all fans to come and sample their cheese on the second Friday of each month. Taste the difference of the farmer’s touch with their different artisan cheese varieties: fresh curd, cheddar, queso fresco, monterey pepper jack, parmesan, swiss or juustoleipa.

The cows are grass-fed and roam free in mountain-valley pastures with natural springs. The Kohler family has also excluded corn and other GMO feeds from their cows’ diet as requested by their local raw milk customers. Visit the online farm store hebervalleyartisancheese.com or call 435-654-0291.

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Utah Olympic Park – Watch Olympic Athletes Train

utah-olympic-parkThe Utah Olympic Park venue from the 2012 Games offers year–round adventure for the non-Olympians among us – zip line, bobsled, and tubing. We are inspired by the world-class athletes training on the ski jump (in summer you land in the pool!), in addition to exploring Olympic history at the museum.

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

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