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Welcome to The Hideout

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, archery, canoeing, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and with access to 85 horses, a 1:1 staff / guest ratio and the owners and management actively involved with the well-being of our guests, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages), horses and personal, almost customized attention. We are very multi-cultural and diverse.

Every year The Hideout books long before the start of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests per week please book your vacation long ahead of the season.

4X4 Mountain Tours

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Scenic 4×4 Tours in The Big Horn Mountains


This little initiative has become pretty popular over the last couple of years, especially on Thursdays when some of the riding muscles are starting to make themselves known.

Off-Road Tours

These are more challenging tours on rough terrain using our 92’ Chevy Suburban – “The Red Dragon” – equipped for the mountain work. We leave the valley and climb, depending on the tour between 1000 to 3000 feet in altitude. These are slow speed trips and most of the time we use 4×4 high and low gear. You will travel hunting and ranch trails and enjoy beautiful vistas while your driver will entertain you and explain about the geography, history, etc.

At times we might need to chain up to get where we want to go and occasionally we will need to return because the roads are not open yet due to snow or because too muddy. As we travel remote country and we do not take risks we only do these trips when the trails are dry. This is also about respecting the trails. Motorized vehicles on wet trails cause a lot of damage.

We always stay on the trails and roads and don’t cut new trails respecting the rule that “It takes 10 seconds to make a new trail and it takes 10 years for the vegetation to grow back”.

Scenic Tours

When the roads are too bad or risky or when our guests like to take a more comfortable scenic tour we travel the main paved roads and use more comfortable vehicles. During these trips we usually travel bigger distances in the area.