7 Days World Famous Horse Drive Ranch Vacation in Idaho, USA

Authentic Western Ranch Vacation in USA

Come disconnect from life and live the cowboy lifestyle you have always dreamed of! The Silver Spur Ranch features the only authentic Western horse drive in the world. Come ride the drive and experience the ultimate horseback challenge as you herd over 40 horses across 100,000 acres of wide open mountainous terrain. During the drive, you will ride into two beautiful campsites that feature rustic outdoor accommodations including both a natural warm spring and a cold Idahoan creek to bathe in.

Highlights

  • Ranch activities
  • 2 mountain trail rides
  • Authentic Western horse drives
  • Professional guide during the holiday
  • Wide open mountainous terrain
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Cowboy cooked meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with activities in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Idaho Falls Regional Airport (US$50 per person)

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Accommodation

During the vacation, you will stay at Silver Spur Ranch for three nights and in beautiful campsites for three nights, including Warm Springs Campground and Weber Creek Campground. The Silver Spur Ranch is located next to the Targhee National Forest along the Great Continental Divide. At Silver Spur Ranch, there is a beautiful rustic lodge including a dining hall and living room for relaxing and socializing. Alongside the famous rustic lodge sits your cabin accommodations. They have true cowboy character yet are very clean and comfortable. The hot outdoor shower is a favorite of all guests, especially after a long hard day in the saddle. There is no Wi-Fi, phone signal, or anything else to that extent at the ranch, it's the greatest place on earth to disconnect from the world and truly enjoy the American West.

If you come by yourself, Silver Spur Ranch will most-likely pair you with somebody of your same gender to share your accommodations with. Each cabin and tent (while on the trail) will have individual twin beds. If you are completely uncomfortable sharing your accommodation, please let Silver Spur Ranch know beforehand and they will see what they can do.

Program

This world-famous horse drive is one of the toughest and yet most rewarding adventures you will ever have on horseback. With the help of your horse and other guests, together, you will herd over 40 horses for nearly 20 miles each day. This drive is for those looking for a real authentic, fast-paced, American horse drive. It ain’t no pony ride around the park. If you think you can handle the real wild West, grab your stetson, put on your cowboy boots, and Silver Spur Ranch will handle the rest. It’s about to get Western.

Each day after the ride, you will arrive back at either the cabins or a campsite welcomed with a cold beverage and homemade treat. You then have time to relax, take a shower (while at the cabins), or bathe in the stream (while on the trail). You have this time to do whatever you like until dinner. Some popular things are to relax by the fire, practice your roping skills, play horseshoes, go on a walk, or simply just enjoy the outdoors. Silver Spur Ranch does not have a weight limit simply because all people carry their weight differently. If you are worried about your weight, please just let Silver Spur Ranch know and they can help you make the best decision.

Schedule

Day 1: Sunday

  • 17:30 Arrive at the ranch
  • Meet and greet with other riders and be assigned to your cabin
  • Welcome dinner
  • Enjoy ranch activities (rope, horseshoes, hike, or relax)

Day 2: Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Meet your mount
  • Brief riding instructions
  • Mountain trail ride to get comfortable with your horse before the horse drive
  • Arrive back at the ranch
  • Dinner
  • Ranch activities

Day 3: Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Pack your bags and leave on the horse drive (pack enough clothes for three full days of riding and camping)
  • Ride the drive day 1: Drive the herd from the Middle Creek to Warm Springs campsite
  • Arrive at the Warm Springs campsite (your gear will meet you there)
  • Dinner
  • Camp activities (bath in natural warm springs, enjoy the campfire, play games / songs, or enjoy starry skies)
  • Tent accommodations (tonight will be your first night in tents)

Day 4: Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Pack your bags and leave Warm Springs to Weber Creek campsite
  • Ride the drive day 2: Drive the herd from Warm Springs campsite to Weber Creek campsite
  • Arrive at Weber Creek campsite (your gear will meet you there)
  • Dinner
  • Camp activities
  • Tent accommodations

Day 5: Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Mountain trail ride: Today, you give the herd horses a rest and go on a beautiful mountain trail ride
  • Arrive back at the camp (staying at Weber Creek campsite for one more night)
  • Dinner
  • Camp activities
  • Tent accommodations

Day 6: Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Pack your bags and leave Weber Creek and head back to the ranch
  • Ride the drive day 3: Drive the herd from Weber Creek to the ranch
  • Arrive at the ranch (your gear will meet you there)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Cabin accommodations

Day 7: Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • 09:30 Pack your bags and leave the ranch

Location

This vacation is located completely off-grid, nestled into the big mountains. During the vacation, you will drive the herds into two beautiful campsites and stay overnight there, including Weber Creek Campground in Dubois, Idaho and Warm Springs Campground in Conner, Montana, USA.

Food

During the holiday, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner. Snacks will also be available. Following you along the drive is Silver Spur’s famous chuck wagon carrying all the ingredients to some of the best over-the-fire cowboy cooked meals. However, Silver Spur Ranch does not provide any alcoholic beverages at the ranch but before arriving at the ranch, you will stop at a store where you can purchase alcohol and bring it with you to the ranch. Silver Spur Ranch will have a cooler with ice where you can store it. If you are a vegetarian or have a food allergy, please just let Silver Spur Ranch know and they will make plans to accommodate you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Ranch activities and herd drives
  • 2 mountain trail rides
  • Professional guide
  • Horses / tack
  • Full support
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Cowboy cooked meals and snacks

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Ranch transfer
  • Alcohol
  • 6% tax
  • 10% gratuity

How to get there

Driving directions from Idaho Falls, Idaho

  • Start out going North on I-15 towards Butte, Montana.
  • Continue on I-15 for about 45 miles.
  • Take exit 167 off of I-15 towards Dubois.
  • Turn left, drive over the overpass and continue on Highway 22 for about 6 miles.
  • Turn right off of Highway 22 onto Medicine Lodge Road. Stay on the main road for about 20 miles (don't turn off of the main road). The road will begin to go into a canyon that has sharp curves.
  • You will eventually come to a nice dirt road. Continue driving for another 8 miles
  • While on the dirt road, you will come to a fork in the road. Turn right at the fork on to Warm Creek Road and continue 1 mile to The Silver Spur Ranch.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA).

Transfer from this airport is available for 100 USD per person round trip. The pick up time is on Sunday between 15:30 - 16:00 while drop off time is on Saturday between 10:30 - 11:00.

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is the closest airport to the ranch. It is a small airport. Airports that fly into Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) include Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), Denver International Airport (DEN), McCarran International Airport (LAS), and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). You will need to fly into one of the above airports first. You can then catch a plane from any of the above airports to Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA).

Airport: Idaho Falls Regional Airport Airport transfer available: Idaho Falls Regional Airport (US$50 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 70 days before arrival.
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