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Welcome to The Hideout

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all inclusive working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). Families, adults and single travelers from around the world return to The Hideout each year for a world-class riding,
working cattle and adventure guest ranch experience on our 300,000 acre ranch. In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, canoeing, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages,) horses and personal, almost customized attention.

Canoeing at The Hideout

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Along with our riding program, we also offer other exciting adventure activities such as our canoeing program.

The Big Horn River

canoeingWe typically use “Old Town” canoes and float the slow moving Big Horn River. The Big Horn River is not very deep but is quite wide and slow moving. During your float and especially during the hotter summer months, you will have plenty of time to swim and play in the water because you don’t have to worry about your canoe getting away from you in fast water.

Our floats take you downstream so you don’t have to work as hard with the paddle and have plenty of time to observe wildlife such as Bald Eagles, ospreys, deer, the occasional wild horse and of course the big carp and other fish that live in the river.

The water in the Big Horn River flows to the north and during the months of June, July and August the water is warm enough for a refreshing swim on a hot summer’s day.

Mountain Lakes & Reservoirs

In the high summer season when the snow and ice have melted and the mountain roads are passable, we can also canoe on The Big Horn Mountain lakes and reservoirs. It will usually take a 4×4 trip to get there, but these are magical places. Of course the water in these lakes is quite a bit chillier than the wide, slow moving Big Horn River.