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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.

Dinosaur and Fossil Hunting

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Dinosaur Tracks

dinotracksThe Red Gulch track site contains thousands of rare Middle Jurassic age dinosaur tracks embedded in limestone. Located on public land near Shell, Wyoming, this site covers 40 acres set-aside by the U.S. government’s Bureau of Land Management.

The tracks at this site were laid approximately 167 million years ago by dinosaurs that may have been similar to the “raptors” depicted in the movie Jurassic Park. The tracks are preserved in limestone, in an area that was once a beach that fringed the Sundance Sea. The tracks were discovered in 1997 and since then thousands more have been found at nearby sites.

Dinosaur dig sites

This area is not only world-renowned for its dig sites but for the rare dinosaur species that can be found in this area. Depending on the paleontologists working, and the time of the season, we can work to arrange for you, or your kids, to spend a day digging up bones. It is amazing how kids, who are often impatient and have short attention spans, enjoy digging for hours concentrating on their task.