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
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
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
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
In this travel guide, we’ve compiled some of the best ways to adventure safely and responsibly in Southwest Idaho.
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
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.
Where To Go
WHEN TO GO
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
This private campground is tucked away in the Boise National Forest along highway 21, just a 45 minute drive north of Boise.
Buck Horn Outfitters LLC
Come visit our little back country town, we are surrounded by beautiful mountains in the Payette National forest!
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.