Activities Center
Newly completed, the Hidden Springs Activities Center has quickly become a favorite spot for ranch guests. Located at the top of the ranch in the “Big Red Barn”, the Activities Center is hard to miss and has something for everyone. Activities and rentals available include the 30′ climbing wall, paintball guns, indoor basketball and volleyball, mountain bikes, canoes, fishing equipment, and more. Also, the Activities Center houses our reservation and management offices. Many groups simply make the Activities Center their base of operations while staying with us.

On Site Activities

Swimming
Our heated swimming pool and in-ground hot tub are a perfect place to relax and play. The pool is designed as a ‘sports pool’ and has a shallow area for small children to play in and a maximum depth of six feet. The pool is perfect for water basketball or just playing around. Both the pool and hot tub are equipped with electronic covers that are completely child safe when closed. The pool and hot tub may be heated year-round so enjoy a nice swim anytime. A heating fee is charged for the pool during the winter.

35” Climbing Wall
Located at the Activities Center at the Ranch, the climbing wall provides the perfect setting for children and adults alike. With three auto-belay top ropes and two bouldering wings, the climbing wall provides hours of fun for all skill levels of climbers.

Indoor Basketball & Volleyball
Located at the Activities Center at the Ranch, the indoor playing area provides an excellent way to have fun with the whole family. The Court can be used for indoor basketball or indoor volleyball – or a variety of other games. Many family or groups enjoy having ongoing volleyball tournaments during their stay or a Family Olympic event utilizing all the various activities the ranch has to offer.

Hiking, Exploring
All Lodge guests are encouraged to spend some time hiking and exploring the Ranch property. The adventurous hiker will find beautiful views, a variety of wildlife, small waterfalls, and even some hidden springs. Our guests have found that nothing is more refreshing than an early morning hike or jog along the many ranch trails and dirt roads.

Canoeing
All lodge guests will want to spend some time paddling around the ponds in a canoe. This activity can either be very relaxing or quite an adventure depending on who is in the canoe with you. All guests are required to wear lift jackets at all times. Canoes are available for free use on the Ranch property. Those who want to take canoes to nearby lakes or reservoirs will need to make rental arrangements before hand or at the Activities Center.

Mountain Biking
Those who enjoy mountain biking are encouraged to bring their bikes. You will find several miles of great mountain biking roads and trails. Mountain bikes are also available for rent at the Hidden Springs Activities Center.

Paintball
We offer a unique and challenging paintball field in some of the natural forested terrain on the ranch. For the adventurous types in your group, paintball games are one of the most exciting things to do at Hidden Springs. Paintball guns including all of the necessary protective gear are available for rent at the Hidden Springs Activities Center, or you may bring your own. Registration at the Activities Center and waivers are required for all paintball games even if you bring your gear. A referee must be present for all games.

Volleyball
Volleyball enthusiasts will want to spend time enjoying the outdoor, sand volleyball court. The court is next to the Lodge and is large enough for the whole family to enjoy. A small indoor court is also available at the Activities Center.

Clay Pigeon Range
Our Clay Shooting Range offers the opportunity for Lodge guests to enjoy an exciting shotgun shooting experience. The Range is located a safe distance from the Lodge and employs two mounted clay throwers on a large shooting deck. Hand throwers may also be used for more challenging shots. Those who enjoy a little clay pigeon shooting are encouraged to bring their shotguns. Clay targets and shotgun shells are available for purchase at the Activities Center.

Elk & Deer Watching
Because the Ranch is near U.S. Forest Service, Private, and Ute Reservation Lands, at certain times of the year, large populations of Elk and Deer come onto the ranch property to feed. The best time to view elk and deer is during the fall and winter months

Games
From outdoor games, such as Capture the Flag, to indoor board games and card games, the Ranch and Lodge provide the perfect setting for games of all types. The Activities Center provides indoor basketball and volleyball as well.

Fly Fishing
Hidden Springs Ranch is surrounded by some of the top fly-fishing sites in Utah. Avid fishermen will enjoy a day on the Duchesne, Rock Creek, Lake Fork, Yellowstone, or Uintah rivers. These small rivers – all drainages from the High Uintah Mountains, hold a variety of trout including Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and maybe even a few Goldens or Grayling. Fishermen will enjoy relative solitude on these low-pressure waters. All of these rivers are within a 30-minute drive of the Ranch; two of them are much closer than that. Anglers who are looking for a little bigger water can take a slightly longer drive to the Green River. This famous river holds a large number of trophy Brown Trout, as well as Rainbows and Cutthroats. Many of the Hidden Springs staff members are expert fly fishermen with years of guiding and fly fishing competition experience. They can set you up with the right gear from our shop in the Activities Center and point you in the right direction. Day fishing passes to our private lakes at Six Lakes Fishing and Fishing Preserve are also available at the Activities Center.

Guided Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Lessons
For the angler looking for the best waters and guaranteed success –Hidden Springs Ranch offers guided fly fishing adventures or fly fishing lessons. Our staff includes expert fly fishing guides and casting instructors with many years of experience. Some of our guides have even competed in and placed at national fly fishing and casting competitions. If members of your party are interested in a guided fly fishing adventure or lesson, please inquire ahead of time.

If you are looking for a great place to hold a smaller family gathering or are a wildlife and fishing enthusiast – our Six Lakes Wildlife Preserve is the perfect place. With some of the best private fishing in Utah and accommodations ranging from camping to a brand-new, luxury 5-room cabin, Six Lakes is great for a variety of group sizes and budgets. It can also be used as overflow from your large group gathering at Hidden Springs; it located only about 10 minutes away. Click here for more information on Six Lakes Resort.

Bird and Animal Watching
We have many animals and birds that make their home on the Ranch. You may come across wild turkeys, quail, rabbits, raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, or even a skunk. During certain times of the year various waterfowl and some different kinds of hawks, eagles, and owls can also be seen on the Ranch property.

Relaxing, Sleeping, Sun Bathing
We agree with most of our guests that one of the best features of the Ranch & Lodge is the ability to relax totally, rest, and even take a nap. The atmosphere of the Ranch is quiet and peaceful. You may enjoy some of the best sleep of your life.

Reading
The Lodge provides plenty of comfortable areas to snuggle up with a good book. Those who enjoy the out-of-doors will want to take a walk with a good book and enjoy reading by one of the ponds, near the stream, in the shady draws, or up on the hillsides.

Star Gazing
Because the Ranch is not near any major city, and there are very few lights on the Ranch property – you will be able to view the stars in spectacular clarity. It will amaze you how many stars are up there.

ATV & Motorcycle Riding
Those families who enjoy ATV riding will find plenty of opportunities on and near the Hidden Springs Ranch property. A few designated dirt roads allow for guests to ride their ATV’s & motorcycles to places around the Ranch, however, for a longer adventure – you will want to visit any of the Forest Service trails nearby. These trials provide hundreds of miles of beautiful high alpine terrain and scenery for the adventurous rider. Guests who enjoy this type of activity are encouraged to bring their off-road vehicles. We cannot provide ATVs.

Upon arrival ATVs must be registered with the ranch and a $10/ATV/Day Use Fee will be charged to use ATVs on the ranch.

Off Site Activities

Backpacking
The Uinta Mountains and the High Uintah Wilderness Area are only a short drive away from Hidden Springs Ranch. This area offers some of the most beautiful mountain terrains in the West. Adventurous groups will want to go backpacking and camping up one of the many Forest Service maintained trails. A three to four-mile hike will reward you with beautiful vistas, pristine mountain lakes and streams, and terrific camping areas. Our favorite areas are the Rock Creek, the Yellowstone, and the Lake Fork drainages- all within a few minutes of the Ranch. We contract with some of the top outfitters in the area to provide seasonal guided backpacking, horseback riding, & fishing trips to our guests. For more detailed information and trail maps, please visit the official Ashley National Forrest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/ashley/. If you have never been hiking, backpacking, or fishing in the Uinta mountains – you should make this activity a priority during your stay.

Moon Lake Recreation Area
Located within a 15-minute drive of the Lodge, Moon Lake provides some of the best canoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping in all of Utah. Lodge guest will want to spend some time playing at this wonderful and scenic place. The Ranch has up to 6 canoes available for rent on a daily basis. If you are interested in renting the canoes for use at Moon Lake – please make arrangements before you scheduled a stay at the Ranch. For more information on Moon Lake, please visit: MOONLAKE (UT), ASHLEY NF – FS, UT

 

Fly Fishing
Hidden Springs Ranch is surrounded by some of the top fly-fishing sites in the entire state of Utah. Avid fishermen will enjoy a day on the Rock Creek, Lake Fork, Yellowstone, or Uintah rivers. These small rivers – all drainages from the Uinta Mountains, hold a variety of trout including Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and even possibly a few Goldens or Grayling. Fishermen will enjoy relative solitude on these low-pressure waters. All of these rivers are within a 30-minute drive of the Ranch; two of them are much closer than that. Anglers looking for a little bigger water can take a slightly longer drive to the Green, Strawberry, or Duchesne Rivers. Each one of these rivers holds a large number of trophy Brown Trout, as well as Rainbows and Cutthroats.

For the angler looking for the best waters and guaranteed success – Hidden Springs Ranch offers guided fly fishing adventures. Our guides are experts with years of experience. If your party is interested in a guided adventure or a fly fishing lesson, please call for details.

If you are looking for a great place to hold a smaller family gathering or are a wildlife and fishing enthusiast – our Six Lakes Wildlife Preserve is the perfect place. With some of the best private fishing in Utah and accommodations ranging from camping to a brand-new, luxury 5-room cabin, Six Lakes is great for a variety of group sizes and budgets. It can also be used as overflow from your large group gathering at Hidden Springs, and it’s located only about 10 minutes away. Click here for more information.

Boating
Northeastern Utah offers some of the best boating reservoirs in all of Utah. Sand Wash and Starvation Reservoirs are within a few minutes drive of the Ranch and offer excellent water skiing, wake boarding, and tubing opportunities. If your family enjoys boating and has never been on Starvation Reservoir – you will want to make it a part of your plans. Starvation offers warm waters, beautiful scenery, and great beaches – with almost no crowds.

Those Lodge guests looking for a little bigger water may want to make the drive to Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Flaming Gorge is one of the largest Reservoirs in the State and offers excellent water sport and fishing opportunities. All guests who enjoy boating are encouraged to bring their boats to the Ranch and spend some time on one or more of these great reservoirs.

 

Snowmobiling
Some snowmobiling is available on the Ranch property when there is adequate snow, small valleys and hills may give the kids a chance to ride around near the Lodge. However, for the true snowmobile enthusiasts, there are hundreds of miles of Forest Service trails within 10 – 15 miles of the Ranch. Rock Creek and Yellowstone canyons provide some of the best terrains anywhere. Lodge guests are encouraged to bring their snowmobiles when staying at the Ranch in the wintertime.

ATV Trails
Those families who enjoy ATV riding will find plenty of opportunity on and around the Hidden Springs Ranch property. Designated roads allow for guests to ride their ATV’s near the Lodge and around the Ranch; however, for a longer adventure – you will want to visit any of the Forest Service trails near the Ranch property. These trails provide hundreds of miles of beautiful terrain and scenery for the adventurous rider. Guests are encouraged to bring their four wheelers and motorcycles when staying at the Ranch.

 

Pheasant Hunting
The Uintah Basin offers the finest pheasant hunting in the entire state of Utah. Our Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve is one of the finest pheasant hunting preserves in the West. Seasonal (Fall) guided adventures with guaranteed success are available for the avid hunter. If you are interested – please inquire when making your reservations.

Dinosaur National Monument
Located only about 50 miles from the Ranch is one of the premier locations in the entire Country for viewing Dinosaur bones and exhibits. Children and adults alike will enjoy spending a day visiting this National Monument, for more information log-on to http://www.nps.gov/dino/.

Nine Mile Canyon
Some of the best ancient rock art in all of Utah – only 50 miles from the Ranch. Those interested in Native American History will want to spend a day and visit this canyon, for more information log-on tohttp://www.utah.com/playgrounds/nine_mile.htm.

Roosevelt Movie Theaters
If movies are your thing (and the large screen television in the Lodge is not large enough), you can take a 20-minute drive into Roosevelt and enjoy a movie. Call: 435-722-2095 for movies and show times.

Vernal LDS Temple
A quick 50-mile drive from the Ranch property.

Roosevelt Golf Course
Beautiful course in the heart of Roosevelt, call 435-722-9644 for information and tee times.

Dining
Roosevelt and Vernal both offer a variety of dining experiences. The Frontier Grill in Roosevelt is a local favorite and offers quality country cooking at great prices, 435-722-3669.

Those looking for an upscale dining experience can contact the Falcon’s Ledge at 435-454-3737. Only a 10-minute drive from the Ranch, Falcon’s Ledge offers gourmet dining for groups up to 20. Reservations required. Please call 24 hours ahead.

If casual is more your style Duchesne, Roosevelt, and Vernal all offer a variety of fast food, pizza, and family restaurants.

Shopping
Roosevelt and Vernal both offer unique opportunities for shopping.

Bowling
Roosevelt and Duchesne both have bowling alleys.

Dude Ranch

Horseback Riding – Not included in lodge rental fee

Hidden Springs Ranch is now pleased to offer fully-guided horseback riding on the ranch.  Rides depart from the activities center and tour the beautiful 700-acre ranch.  We encourage groups to reserve horseback riding as far in advance as possible, but 24 hours notice is required.  Cost including guide is $50/horse/hour. Groups of 4 riders can ride at the same time, and larger groups are welcome to share an hour ride by switching off riders at the activities center. Seasonal

Cattle Herding & Branding – Not included in lodge rental fee
Occasionally seasonal cattle herding & branding activities (Spring) may be available according to ranch operations and availability. Guests who have completed the basic horsemanship training and proven some skill in riding are allowed to participate in an actual cattle-herding activity. Participants will receive further training on how to lead and maneuver cattle – and then be given a chance to practice their new skills on the ranch property. Our master cowboys will lead you on a short cattle drive, moving actual ranch cattle. The cattle herding experience must be registered for well in advance and is subject to availability. Maximum number of riders for one herding activity is 5. The cattle herding experience usually takes about 3 – 4 hours. Cost per rider is $60.00. Please call for availability and scheduling.

Equipment Rentals
The brand new Hidden Springs Activities Center provides numerous recreational rentals like a 30’ rock wall, fishing rods, paintball guns, canoes, mountain bikes, and more. Click here for rates and more information on equipment rentals.

Many on-site activities and amenities are included in the base lodge rental fees. However, some activities that include the use of expensive equipment or require special training and assistance are not included in the base price. For a complete list of activities, both on and off the Ranch please refer to the Activities Center page.