Horseback Riding

Experience a little piece of the Old West. With hundreds of miles of trails to explore, and qualified outfitters to help, Southwest Idaho is a great setting for horseback riders of all abilities.

  • Sleigh Full of Smiles

    Sleigh Full of Smiles

    A bright blue sky, a horse drawn sleigh ride, and Idaho elk create happy smiles and the perfect winter outing!

  • Bogus Basin: Boise’s Backyard

    Bogus Basin: Boise’s Backyard

    Community events. Adventure attractions. Outdoor recreation for all. Whether you’re here for the day or staying nearby as part of an extended vacation, there’s plenty waiting for you on the mountain.

  • Experience the Oregon Trail

    Experience the Oregon Trail

    Back in the 1800s, Boise was an important stop along the Oregon Trail. It was the only trade post for miles, and many died just trying to get here.

  • Social Distancing in Southwest Idaho

    Social Distancing in Southwest Idaho

    In this travel guide, we’ve compiled some of the best ways to adventure safely and responsibly in Southwest Idaho.

  • The Foothills Up Close

    The Foothills Up Close

    Stretching from the city of Eagle to the north to Lucky Peak Reservoir in the south, the Boise front foothills — or simply “the Foothills” — serve as a backdrop for Boise and the surrounding areas.

  • Wild Times in the Sawtooth Mountains

    Wild Times in the Sawtooth Mountains

    People all over the world visit the Sawtooth National Forest. As amazing as the Sawtooths are, it turns out that the journey to the Sawtooths is as much fun as the destination.


Horseback riding can be done year-round in the Treasury Valley, though many mountainous areas don’t see the snow thaw and the trails cleared until late spring.

Accommodations, Activities & More

Creekside Campground & Event Center

Creekside Campground & Event Center

This private campground is tucked away in the Boise National Forest along highway 21, just a 45 minute drive north of Boise.

Wapiti Meadow Ranch

Wapiti Meadow Ranch

Once home to a historic homestead in the 1890s, this meadow borders one of the largest wilderness area in the continental United States.