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Welcome to The Hideout

Dutch & Flemish

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, kayaking, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and with access to 95 horses, a one to one staff to 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 full well in advance of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests that we host each week, please book your vacation well ahead of the season.

Dinosaur and Fossil Hunting

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Dinosaur Tracks


The Red Gulch dinosaur track site contains many 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 on 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 here. Depending on the paleontologists working and the time of the season, we can work to arrange for you and your children 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.