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 terrain 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 web site 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 stay at the Ranch. For more information on Moon Lake please visit: MOONLAKE (UT), ASHLEY NF – FS, UT
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.
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.
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 terrain anywhere. Lodge guests are encouraged to bring their snowmobiles when staying at the Ranch in the wintertime.
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.
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 to http://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.
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.
Roosevelt and Vernal both offer unique opportunities for shopping.
Roosevelt and Duchesne both have bowling alleys.