boy sitting on a mountain near Turn-About Ranch

Turn-About Ranch is located in one of the most beautiful and unique environments in North America, making it an excellent place for students to undergo a positive character transformation. Our ranch is located next to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and National Forest and is just minutes away from Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.

We strive to enhance our students’ academic and therapeutic experiences by taking advantage of this extraordinary setting. We do this through horseback rides, visits to historical sites and more.

As we are surrounded by places rich in Native American History, we encourage our students to seek, feel, and imagine what life was like prior to their existence. Turn-About Ranch is also near fossil sites connected to the Mesozoic Era—when dinosaurs roamed the very land our students walk today.

standing on a giant mountain rock

In addition to the historical aspects of our location, the landscape of the area where we conduct our care is filled with pinion pines, rugged sandstone canyons, and a creek. There are rock formations to the south and east, with a high-elevation lush forest with many small lakes to the northwest.

With a picture-perfect environment such as this, students begin to learn to respect the land, appreciate its natural beauty, and understand its significance.

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My son was struggling and TAR helped him and gave him life skills. He is home now and doing amazing! Not to say there are always bumps in the road, but this facility is one that works.

- Sandra Baker, August 2021

At TAR, doing real work, solving real problems daily was the game-changer... My son has learned how to express his feelings more frequently. He listens more carefully and expects to be listened to. He has come to understand the benefits and value of hard work... We have a long way to go. But we have more positives and more potential to move forward on a positive trajectory than we have had in many years... I firmly believe none of his would have happened without TAR.

- Robi Robichaud, August 2021

We sent our son to Turn-About and I can't say enough good things about this program. The first time I spoke with them they actually gave me some things that they thought I could do at home to possibly work through our issues and not have to use the program! I was immediately impressed that they were concerned with my son and not just selling an enrollment. My son learned so much there and loved all of the staff members. They put their hearts and souls into helping the kids that are there... They gave us a ton of resources to make sure we keep the momentum and have a smooth transition back to home life... It was life changing for everyone of my family members that were involved.

- Anthony Detrick, July 2021

This place has made all the difference, and saved our 16 year old daughter’s life. Previous counseling, hospitalization, and medications did not work, and we were about to give up on her. She’s come out of this program strong, honest, and positive with herself, and future. The people employed at the ranch are caring, genuine, and simply put, one of a kind. Thank you, for giving us our daughter back.

- P. Bell, July 2021

My 14 year old daughter graduated from Turn-About Ranch about 2 months ago and is the best she has ever been... I am beyond grateful that her journey led her to the people who are so gracious, patient, and brutally honest... This is where the most effective therapy took place for her… where she learned to turn suggested tools/ideas/concepts into action and have her eyes opened to new better ways of shaping her perspective, relationships, communication, and living life by higher morals and values...  this [program] does it right!  ...My daughter loves them, misses them and wants to visit on her one year anniversary… but she doesn’t want to return as a resident either… it’s really brilliant!

- AJ Trainer, July 2021

Turn-About Ranch

280 N 300 E.
Escalante, UT 84726
(800) 842-1165