Farm Profiles

Heart Bar Ranch

Gail Riederer & Dirk Laponder

Why Visit Heart Bar Ranch?

Heart Bar Ranch is a mixed farm in Ibex Valley with cows, pigs, chickens, horses and forage farming. Students can see the different kinds of livestock raised here. Students can learn about beef, pork, chicken and egg production as well as learn about the challenges of growing forage for a mixed farm. Tours can be tailored to curriculum requirements. Heart Bar Ranch also cooperates with classes to hatch chicks in class then come see them at the farm later in the spring.


About our Farm

Heart Bar Ranch in Ibex Valley has been sharing farming with Yukon students since 1999. Students can see beef cows and their calves, chickens for meat and eggs, chicks in spring, pigs and a large herd of horses. The farm lies nestled at the base of a ridge that shelters it and provides a stunning background. There are beaver dams and frogs to be seen in the ponds on the farm that students can hike to see.

Livestock & Crops

  • Pigs
  • Chickens (chicks in spring) for meat and eggs
  • Horses
  • Beef cattle


  • Covered outdoor eating area
  • Outhouse(s)
  • School bus turnaround


Heart Bar Ranch is located at 78 Guardian Trail in Ibex Valley. Guardian trail is the first signed drive after the KM 1462 sign. There is a sign with a heart and a bar cut out in the ditch by the drive. Turn onto Guardian Trail. The drive forks immediately; stay left at the fork and go up a long drive that ends in a farm yard. Parking and bus turnaround is in the farm yard.



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