Yaks are ideally suited for Alaska and are an economical alternative to raising cattle. They convert feed more efficiently and thus consume less to produce the same. They are easy keepers and are multi purpose animals. Yaks can be used for meat, fiber, pack animals and for riding.
Our herd consists of Royals, Imperials, Blacks and Trims. The Ranch has a store which offers yak products and items including USDA inspected meat, yarn and fiber, clothing, books and many more unique yak items. We also have breeding stock for sale.
We welcome visitors to the ranch and offer ranch tours Monday thru Sunday 9am to 7pm during the months of May–September. Please keep in mind that we are a working livestock operation and our animals and their needs are our top priority. There may be times when we aren’t available to greet you when you arrive; please be patient and enjoy the view!
Tours/Visits can be arranged by prior appointment during our summer hours and must be prearranged during the off season. You can reach us at 907-822-3410.
You can find us at Mile 14.9 Edgerton Hwy, Kenny Lake, Alaska.
If you are coming from Anchorage, Fairbanks or Tok you head south on the Richardson Highway (maps may list it as Hwy 4–though almost all Alaskans will not know the highway number, just the name. Travel 31 miles south on the Richardson Hwy from the town of Glennallen. There will be a paved highway turning left/east heading to the towns of Chitina and McCarthy. Take that turn/highway (Edgerton Highway or Hwy 10) and travel 14.9 miles. We are on the right side of the road; look for yaks, open fields, and our entry signs/gate with the big “Circle F Ranch” sign.
And…if you are coming from Valdez…travel north to mile 83 and turn right on the Edgerton Highway…same directions from then on.
From the Copper River Princess Lodge in Copper Center you would take the Richardson Highway south 18 miles then do the Edgerton Highway turn. Look for the the Chitina and McCarthy signs; Wrangell St. Elais National Park & Preserve signs; Kenny Lake….etc.
Be prepared once you make the turn onto the Edgerton Hwy for spectacular views of the Wrangell Mts!