Ranch Time and Rivers

Riding, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Fishing

Trip Details

Three ranch horses

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • One for All: This can be a terrific choice for multi-generational families, honeymooners, and solo travelers.
  • Perfect Days: With OBP’s knowledge of the ranch, the region and you, we will tailor your days with well-matched activities and pacing so you can enjoy perfect balance and rhythm.
  • Coming and Going: Arrive at and depart the ranch any day of the week and stay for three nights or thirty. (You might want the latter.)
  • Before and After: You’ll be perfectly positioned to add on a multi-day raft trip on the Main or Middle Fork of the Salmon River, a few days in nearby Sun Valley, or a road trip to stunning Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Ranch Time and Rivers

Trip Type: Ranch Vacation

Territory:

Region: Rocky Mountains

Trip Price: $3,000

Duration: 5 days/0 nights

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Ranch Time and Rivers

Ranch Time and  Rivers - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Day 1: Boise to the Ranch

Pick up your rental car in Boise, Idaho, and drive to the ranch just outside of Stanley. Saddle up for an hour-and-a-half horseback ride to get a feel for the lay of the land. Fill out the day hiking on a ranch trail, paddling or fly casting on the ranch pond, biking on nearby single track, or simply catching your breath in a rocker on the porch with extraordinary views of the Sawtooth Mountains.  

Day 2: Ranch and the Salmon River

Take on some Salmon River whitewater today! Board rafts for a fun and exciting Class IV river run, and say “Yes!” when your river guide breaks out the inflatable kayaks to paddle and play in the smaller riffles and waves.  

Day 3: Ranch and Rock Climbing

Try something out of the ordinary and learn new skills on a private introduction to rock climbing in the Sawtooths. Half the fun is the boat ride across Redfish Lake and forest hike that gets you to the rock. As the sun goes down, toast to one of your best days ever! 

Day 4: Ranch and Sawtooth Wilderness

Go deep into the wilderness with your naturalist guide on a hike tailored to your interests and abilities. Countless nearby trails lead through wildflower-filled meadows and along mountain streams to alpine lakes and stunning mountain views. 

Day 5: Ranch and Trout Streams

Enjoy a half or full day of guided fly fishing on clear mountain waters—rivers, streams, and mountain lakes—where you might be the only angler. Look for a rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, or west slope cutthroat on the end of your line! 

Day 6: Ranch and... Where Else?

One last cup of coffee, and off you go. If you’re not ready to go home, how about Yellowstone? A bit more fun in Sun Valley? Six incredible days of rafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon? 

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