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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.

21 hours ago

this was a more easy hike rather than moderate. beautiful area but little variability. after you've walked 5 minutes, you've pretty much seen the entire hike. at the far back there is a small stream (it's March now) but unimpressive.

5 days ago

12 days ago

The first part offers no shade and can get quite hot but once you get back into the stream bed area it is gorgeous. Lots of area to hang out in the shade and enjoy views.

15 days ago

on First Creek Trail

15 days ago

16 days ago

Completed this hike yesterday. I started at 11:30am and ended right at 1:00pm. This is a trail I felt safe doing on my own. The foot paths are pretty obvious which made navigation a cakewalk. Found the place where the waterfall is supposed to be, but no waterfall. The weather has been dry with no recent rainfall to make for significant water flow. There were still nice little spots to enjoy the creek. Very friendly hikers out that day. The views are amazing! If I'm ever out this way in the future, I would absolutely do this hike again.

20 days ago

Beautiful super chill trail... great for the dogs and picture taking :) relaxing and extremely easy!

Fun trail when the water is running.

27 days ago

The hike was fun and enjoyable for all of us just a little bit to crowded. it's a good hike for families with little kids. it is a very easy hike and if you pick the right time in the spring you can even hear frogs crocking for attention.

Easy climb and we'll maintained. Got VERY congested by 11 as we were finishing up. Lots of big groups and dogs (not all necessarily well behaved or leashed.)