Front and Backcountry Journeys

Welcome to Ride Idaho!

When you choose to Ride Idaho, you will experience the “real deal” in terms of spectacular mountain scenery in winter and summer, riding through green forests, redrock canyons, beautiful riverside trails and visiting high mountain lakes in a cathedral-like setting.

When booking a trip with Idaho outfitters to Ride Idaho, you can enjoy trail rides on horseback, multi-day wilderness pack trips, sleigh rides in the snow, wagon rides, mountain biking, snowmobiling and ATV adventures.

Trail Rides & Wilderness Pack Trips

Pretend you’re famed mountain man Jim Bridger and saddle up on horseback for a day ride in magnificent mountain scenery or go on a multi-day wilderness ride to really get away from it all.

You’ll ride in a small group with family and friends on national forest trails to go camping, fishing and relaxing off the grid. Some horseback outfitters offer a “glamping” experience for women who like to be pampered while visiting the backcountry, sleeping in comfy Safari-style tents, carpeting on the floor, fine linens and spa services.

To find an outfitter who offers trail rides and pack trips, go here.

Sleigh Rides & Wagon Rides

Bundle up and take your kids or your sweetheart on a winter sleigh ride in Idaho or a summer wagon ride. Bounce along sitting on hay bales as your guide takes you on a scenic ride through snow-flocked trees in the winter and then enjoy hanging out around the campfire with a hot drink to round out the trip. Summer wagon rides offer a similar experience, but it’s much warmer in the summer! You’ll experience scenic trails in a mountain setting, and best of all, you can relax and let someone else do the driving!

To search for an outfitter who offers sleigh rides and wagon rides, go here.

Mountain Biking    

Idaho isn’t rated #1 for mountain biking by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) by accident. The Gem State is an awesome place to ride! Idaho has the most singletrack trails in the nation for biking, with more than 10,000 miles of trails, and there are plenty of scenic two-tracks to enjoy as well.

Many outfitted bike trips wind up a day of pedaling at a comfortable lodge, guest ranch or bed and breakfast. Some rafting outfitters offer combination rafting/mountain biking trips. Rest assured, Idaho’s biking trails will keep you entertained as you enjoy being in the mountains and maybe even get a chance-sighting of wildlife, perhaps an elk or moose!

To find an outfitter who offers mountain bike rides, go here.

Snowmobiling

Come to Idaho to ride more than 7,200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. That might be more than you can conquer in one day, but suffice to say, snowmobile riders are serious about their sport in Idaho!

You can ride groomed trails in the mountains, and then get into some real action doing some off-trail hill-climbing, ridge-running and powder sledding. Your guide will know where to take you to ensure that you’re getting the kind of safe experience you want on the latest snow machines with plenty of power and speed to get the adrenaline running into the red zone.

To search for an outfitter who offers snowmobile rides, go here.

ATV and 4x4 Excursions

Jump on an ATV, side by side UTV (two-seaters and four-seaters) or 4x4 vehicle to experience Idaho’s rugged backcountry with friends and family. Ride the trails and two-track roads to explore a mix of history, mountain majesty and redrock canyons with your guide. You’ll not only enjoy everything you see during the day, but you might learn something too about Idaho’s pioneer and mining history, depending on location. Best of all, you can operate your own trail machine, going at your speed and your comfort level.

To find an outfitter who offers ATV, UTV and 4x4 backcountry rides, go here.