Scenic wonders are abounding in southwestern Idaho Mountains and you can experience them all by horseback. Riding through the wilds of the Salmon River, Snake River and Hells Canyon areas is exciting and full of surprise.
You may see old gold mining sites, gravesites, and old log cabins or even find an Indian arrowhead. On your horseback riding adventure, you will see the wildlife that make this region home, such as elk, black bears, mountain goats and mule deer.
It's like riding into America's original frontier, away from the hustle and bustle of the workaday world. From 32 trailheads, you can ride a horse, mule or lead a llama across trails which all seem to go to lakes, streams or beautiful mountain meadows. You have plenty of options with 1500 miles of trails.
There is always water available to you, but there are a few tips to take to heart before embarking on your adventure. Ensure you check the trail maps carefully and take into consideration the ability of both you and your horse. If your horse spooks easily, you will want to avoid the trails that allow ATVs. Bring mosquito repellent and rain gear for those occasional lightening storms.