Spring Mountain Ranch is located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners who have given the area a long and colorful history. Past owners of the ranch included Chester Lauck of the comedy team "Lum & Abner," German actress Vera Krupp, and millionaire Howard Hughes.

Very nice, easy trail with great scenery. Went on Labor Day and the trails were very empty. The park has lots of good spots for picnics. Dog loved it!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy family trail. My granddaughter enjoyed it,
especially watching the wild burros on the way!

Nice hike. Not too hard, family friendly. Beautiful park.

7 months ago

Ok trail, not the best not the worst, no need to do it more than once.

Nice trail for families

A pleasant hike of about 2 1/2 miles out and back.

The trails starts at the First Creek trail and then heads south. Once you leave the First Creek trail, there is barely a animal track to follow. Then after the first large gully you climb down and back up, there is some difficult rock scrabbling. This makes the route very difficult, not moderate.

cross country skiing
1 year ago

This is a fantastic hike. You should download waypoints from birdandhike.com in order to stay on the trail. Once you get to the top, hang a left and follow the ridgeline for about a mile and you'll hit an awesome slickrock area.

This is a very nice setting. Great place to have a picnic and take a hike. Kids will like the ducks and dragonflies at the pond. Interesting history at the ranch. While this hike is listed at 4 miles, it is not. It may have been at one time. Now the trail only goes for 1.5 miles. We did see bighorn sheep on the mountainside. Entrance fee for non-residents is $9 for car.

nature trips
2 years ago

loved the old ranch home and how the guy that like ed there made his own electricity from the spring water that ran down the mountain, his old pumps are still there and his private little lake he had. another plus is the granite and marble mountains that collide right there create great rocks for advent collectors like my self.

Loved hiking the trails. Amazing views, great for awesome pictures on the way. it's so quiet and peaceful.

Took 6 of the kids on a short hike this morning...Didn't see any Donkeys...But did hear them...also did a tour of the old house...

Just hiked this trail again...But finished it this time...4.3 Miles...In around and out...Went off trail and found another Geocache...

Just hiked 2.5 Miles in and out of this trail...My Hiking Buddy started to get sick...Had to ten around...But I will be back with the kids...Also found 1 of 3 Geocache just off trail...

This is a wonderful trail for your children and dogs. There is the lake with ducks, lots of wildlife!! I had the pleasure to see the Big Horn sheep, Deer, donkeys, roadrunners, jackrabitts, bluejays. There is a park at the parking lot. The trail if you take the long way is around 4-5 miles roundtrip depending on which trails you take. There is also the ranch house and guided tours certain hours of the day.

4 years ago

I took my daughter to this hike and she was not impressed, there are a lot of rocks on the trail, this makes it less enjoyable.