Getting to KBR
Kingfisher Bend Ranch is about 1½ hours from SLC. If your smartphone has a Google Maps navigation app, enter “Kingfisher Bend Ranch” for directions. Take I-80 to Evanston. Exit I-80 at Exit 5 (the second “Evanston” exit).
If you need a meal, groceries, gasoline or a Wyoming fishing license, turn left at the bottom of the Exit 5 off ramp. For both groceries and fishing licenses, turn right at the first traffic light for Walmart which is beyond Subway and Jiffy Lube.
To go directly to KBR, at the bottom of the Exit 5 off ramp turn right (south) onto Highway 150. There reset your trip odometer to 0.0. At milepost 21 (odometer 20.1), a dark blue mailbox and a white “Kingfisher” mailbox are together on the right and there is a blue Adopt-a-Highway sign. Turn right (west) onto County Road 152 (a gravel road) at milepost 21.
If you are coming to the ranch via Kamas and Mirror Lake (15 minutes longer, but a beautiful route from SLC if the road has been cleared of winter snow), County Road 152 runs west from Highway 150 at Wyoming milepost 21 which is about two miles into Wyoming.
County Road 152 ends about 1/4 mile from Highway 150 at a green metal gate between two river rock gate posts. When you arrive, that gate may be (1) open, or (2) closed but not locked, or (3) closed and locked with a combination lock. Jacobsen family members have the combination to that lock. The combination changes on January 1st of each year. Please leave any gate through which you pass while at the ranch exactly as you found it. If the gate is locked and you don't know the combination, you can obtain the combination from a Jacobsen family member or Teresa Robinson at (307) 679-5660.
Once inside the gate, you are, by permission, on Bear River Land & Cattle Co. property. Please don’t exceed 20 mph. Turn left at the fork in the road two-tenths (0.2) of a mile after passing through the first gate. A half mile beyond the fork in the road is the gate to Kingfisher Bend Ranch. The Main Lodge and barn are about 800 feet beyond (south of) the ranch gate (the second gate). Please do not drive off-road anywhere on the ranch.
Interesting Places along
When coming from Evanston
About seven miles out of Evanston, the highway crosses a bridge over the Bear River. The Mormon pioneer trail crossed what is now the highway ½ mile beyond (south of) the bridge (the crossing point is marked by a stone marker east of the road) and then crossed the Bear River several miles upstream from (west of) the bridge.
On the left side of the highway about 1.6 miles after the bridge is a very interesting Bear River City historical marker which is worth stopping to read.
The Donner Party crossed what is now the highway at about milepost 18.
When coming from Kamas
This is a beautiful drive along a recognized scenic highway.