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 come enjoy a nice swim anytime. A heating fee is charged for the pool during the winter.
30 Foot Climbing Wall
Located at the Activities Center on 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.
Pickleball, Basketball, and Volleyball
Located at the Activities Center on the Ranch, the indoor playing area provides a great 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.
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.
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 life jackets at all times. Canoes are available for free use on the Ranch property. Those who want to take canoes to near-by lakes or reservoirs will need to make rental arrangements beforehand or at the Activities Center.
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.
We offer a unique and challenging paintball field in some of the forested natural terrains 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 own gear. A referee must be present for all games.
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
From outdoor games, such as Capture the Flag, to indoor board games and card games, the Ranch and Lodge provides the perfect setting for games of all types. The Activities Center provides indoor basketball and volleyball as well.
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 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 Wildlife 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’s located only about 10 minutes away. Click here for more information.
Bird and Animal Watching
We have a number of 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 a number of 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 totally relax, 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.
The Lodge provides plenty of comfortable areas to snuggle up to 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 upon the hillsides.
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 actually up there.
ATV & Motorcycle Riding
Those families who enjoy ATV riding will find plenty of opportunity 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.