Speaking on Business: Water Hollow Ranch
Water Hollow Ranch includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, gift shop and homemade concessions.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
It was 18 years ago when Mark and Lori Monsen decided they wanted to diversify and grow their beef and dairy ranch in the Uintah Basin. That’s when they decided to grow through agri-tourism and opened the first corn maze in Central Utah.
In a location like Bluebell, which is 20 minutes outside of Roosevelt and an hour from Vernal, they had to create a destination so people would want to make the trip and stay awhile. Water Hollow Ranch includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, gift shop and concessions made from Lori’s cooking, which Mark says is the best, and activities like a big pumpkin bounce pad, pumpkin cannons and a corn bin for the kids to play in. In the last three weeks of October, they add a scary element into the corn maze, so it becomes a haunted Halloween experience.
Mark and Lori have built an educational component into Water Hollow Ranch and regularly host school field trips, offering an agricultural lesson before the kids choose their own pumpkin. This year’s focus is the water cycle and how to conserve and protect our water supply. Mark appreciate that they’re providing memories for people, and the best example is when the kids are having such a great time their parents have to drag them away.
Visit online at www.bluebellcornmaze.com.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Water Hollow Ranch
11948 W. 5000 North
Bluebell, UT 84007