Cattle Drives start in the morning (usually at 9:00) from our Ranch Headquarters at Clements, KS. The drive length and activities included will vary from drive to drive depending on what the herd needs at the time. They are typically 8 – 10 miles long through pastures and along country roads and will take 3 – 4 hours. We will be driving between 50 and 150 head of Longhorn Cattle through some of the most scenic areas of the Flint Hills.
Flying W owns all of the horses that we use on the ranch. Our horses are seasoned veterans that have been used extensively on the ranch for cattle work. Many of our horses are born and spend their entire lives here.
The drives take place rain or shine.
What is included
Ranch owners and hosts, Josh, Gwen, and Josie Hoy will provide a campfire and s'mores the evening before, accommodations for a comfortable night sleep, morning breakfast, a horse, tack and guide for the drive and a hearty lunch prepared by Cowboy Chef, Josh Hoy, at the end of the drive.
(Note: No supper will be provided by the Flying W Ranch the evening before the drive.)
Jim Hoy, Josh’s father, who is a Professor at Emporia State University often joins in and shares his knowledge of the Cowboy Culture and the Flint Hills history.
Cattle Drive Price
Adults: $325/person + applicable tax
Youth (5-17): $280/person + applicable tax
This includes overnight lodging, campfire and s'mores, breakfast, horse, tack, guided cattle drive, lots of stories (most of them true) and lunch.
Level of Experience: We can accommodate people at all levels – experienced to first-time riders.
Age Limit: Must be 5 years and older
What to Bring: Closed toed shoes or boots, long pants or jeans, sunscreen, and water bottle. Seasonably appropriate attire – jackets are good any time of year. For winter and early spring drives, one can’t bring too much warm clothing.
Number of Guests: Limited to 15
We have wide variety of lodging available for your stay from small and intimate (good for couples) to large and spacious (good for larger groups). Please take a look at the options available, however, there are no guarantees the requested facility will be available ... "first come first served". The evening before the drive is included in the price. If you would like to stay additional evenings, please make the request when making your reservation.
See our Lodging page for complete information.
To Make Reservations
Note: A total of 5 guests are required for us to hold the event. If we have less than 5 signed up, we will need to cancel but will make every effort possible to accommodate your needs on a different date.