Natural Horsemanship Retreats and Clinics at The Trapper Creek Ranch – Shell, Wyoming

History Captured in Wyoming Vacation Paradise

The Trapper Guest House is part of the historic Trapper Ranch, established in 1896 and located in the hamlet of Shell, Wyoming – East of Yellowstone National Park and Cody, at the foot of the little known Big Horn Mountains and National Forest. At 4200 feet, The Trapper Ranch is surrounded by breathtaking scenery in all directions. This area was first settled by pioneers in The Shell Valley and home to one of the first guest ranches in the area where famous travelers like Owen Wister, Teddy Roosevelt, Hemmingway, NC Wyeth, Julian Huxley (founder of WWF) and others vacationed. The Guest House is 3-bedroom log cottage build in 1928 and renovated in 2014. The pristine Trapper Creek runs miles through the property and next to The Guest House.

Big Horn County, where the ranch is located is approximately 2,200,000 acres and consists of 82% of public land, BLM, National Forest and Wilderness. The immediate surroundings of Trapper Creek Ranch offer a variety of Red Rock, rugged and deep canyons along with wide open high desert prairies.

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Rent out The Ranch to Ride, Bike, Hike, Fish or simply Relax

The Trapper Creek Ranch offers a variety of opportunities for the horse enthusiasts traveling with their horses, hikers, bikers or if you are just looking for a place to relax and read a book. Clinicians can rent the ranch equestrian infrastructure and guest house to conduct their clinics and training programs. Horse lovers who would like to bring their own horses and ride in the West, can rent the entire facility and have a private equestrian vacation. Against a fee, we can arrange an experienced wrangler from The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch to ride with you and show you some of the trails.

For hikers, mountain-bikers there are plenty of trails to explore in the valley as well as in The Big Horn Mountains and Big Horn National Forest.

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