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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.

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hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful and easy trail. The end does get confusing on where you should go, but some sweet soul wrote arrows (and some motivational notes, such as 'You're almost there!' which made me smile) so just keep an eye out for those and you should be alright.

I didn't give this five stars because the burrs are a serious problem. I read the reviews and knew they'd be there, but dear lord. A few got me in the ankle, some got on my dogs leg and even face, and this we could handle. However they inevitably ended up in his paws, bad enough to cause them to bleed. We turned back as soon as that happened so we didn't make it to the waterfall, and won't be back until he gives in and let's me put hiking boots on him.

If you are going without pets a good pair of shoes and full length pants to protect your legs should be fine, and it really is a nice little hike.

It was a nice little hike. My almost 3 year old walked it herself only taking 3 snack breaks (her legs are small). The scenery was beautiful and that’s what made it worth it. The lake was dried up, and the river was gone except for a small trickle of water. There are old little houses you can take a tour of that you have to pass to get to the trailhead. I’m glad we went, but I don’t see us going back.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Leaving your little doggie doo baggies on the ground on your way out of the trial makes sense to you how ? Great trail , leave no trace .

hiking
19 days ago

easy and fun

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views, wild burros, and a somewhat challenging trail. Wouldn't be my first recommendation for a tourist, but it's free and that counts for something.