Silver Spur Ranch


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Silver Spur Horse drives are in south eastern Idaho and are one of the most popular activities that we offer. We regularly send guests back for a return visit because one drive just wasn't enough.

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To book this exciting horse drive in Idaho with flights, transfers etc  email  or Tel : 01798 865946.  Perfect for experienced riders.

Lynn and Lana Tomlinson and their family,  run the horse drives at Silver Spur. They are ranchers who earn their living out of both cattle and horses.

They will take about 30 head of unbroken colts and fillies and drive them over some 60 miles of Idaho country. This teaches the stock to be driven herd animals. They are then broken in and sold on as cow ponies.

There are 15 trips from the end of May to the later part of September.

We have first-hand knowledge from our many ranch visits, so please contact us with any questions or for a ranch holiday to suit you.

The ranch buildings sit beside Warm Creek, just five miles from the Montana border, you are already a good distance off the tarmac.

The ranch has a number of buildings that serve as sleeping and living accommodation.  It is right at the head of Warm Creek and is bordered by several thousand acres of State land and natural forests. It's a real rider's ranch.

The ranch has no mains water or electricity so all the log cabins have propane heating & battery powered lighting, hot outdoor showers and outdoor pit lavatories or "dunnies" as we might call them.  There is everything else to make your stay memorable, a cook house for meals and a cozy bunk house or cabins for sleeping.

Sunday is your arrival day and Monday you get acquainted with your horse around the ranch.

On each drive, some 14 guests are accommodated at the ranch and under canvas, catering is from a modern day chuck-wagon. You cover about 20 miles a day and there is plenty to see and do along the way. Tuesday evening sees you camp near naturally heated pools so remember some swimming gear, Wednesdays are always a slow start.

You return to the ranch by Friday for the farewell supper and continue your vacation on Saturday.

The ranchers prefer that you are a good rider so that you don't get left behind, while a knowledge of western riding is not a must,  the abilty to ride fast and react quickly will help to make this a totally unforgetable trip.

You will be provided with your horse on Monday and take some time to get used to each other and then its off for a true western adventure. The small number of guests makes it easier to handle the herd and you will be joined by the Tomlinson family.

Take your own riding hat if you want to wear one as the ranch don't provide these, also take layers that can be  taken off as it warms up. You will be well catered for along the trail.

Rides operate weeks 20, 27 May; 3, 10, 24 June,  1, 8, 15 and 29 July,  5, 12 and 26 August,  2,9 and 16 September 2018

The horse drives are the main activity at Silver Spur, time does not allow for a great deal else.There are are 14 spaces on each departure.

The 2018 Horse Drive departure dates are every Sunday (except 17th June) between 20th May and 16th September 2018

Just 30 spaces remain as of 29th December

Ask us about the Delta Airlines service from Heathrow to Salt Lake City which will make accessing this part of the States much easier. United Airlines are also adding a service to Denver in the summer months.

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All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.

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We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels.
The weekly rate includes a six night stay with full board ranch and camping accommodation, all the riding and ranch activities and both tax & gratuity.

2018 Horse Drives :  The weekly rate is £1597 pp with full board, tax and gratuities. There are just 17 spaces remaining in 2018 mostly at the start of the season.

The 2019 season is now open for sale at this year's price and bookings are already being taken - call us now, don't miss out !

Transfers from Idaho Falls and return for $100pp which is paid locally. The deposit is £300 per person

Jackson Hole is a neaby Wyoming town with many alternative hotels plus a rodeo on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also there are excellent flight connections from a number of gateway airports such as Salt Lake City. From here a car hire is required to drive to the ranch however  we can reserve this for you.

Please let us know your preferred departure dates and number of people travelling and we will send a quotation to you.

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Have a question about this ranch? We have been to them all. Give us a call on 01798 865 946


Tell Us What You Think

Been to probably 8 different working ranches over recent years and I have to say that if you do a cattle or horse drive, these are about as close to being a cowboy as it gets. Everything that you require is on hand by a fantastic organised family. The accommodation is very basic but comfortable and clean and with outside toilets and an outside shower, it makes it even more authentic. The food, whether at the ranch or out on the drives, is plentiful and extremely nice and it's always a good time to catch up with what's gone on during the drive. If you do fancy a beer or a wine then make sure you buy before you reach the ranch, the chuck wagon will gladly carry them for you. A fantastic authentic experience


Steve Yeomans

The best two weeks of my life and what is even better I relive them daily. The people, the horses, the riding, the views, the ambience - if only everyone in the world could have such positive experiences, there would be no more strife.

Mary Tyrrell

I have only been riding for 1 hour per week for 2 years but can honestly say we had the holiday of a lifetime. It was amazing, horses were great, food was out of this world and the Tomlinsons were fantastic. We were made to feel part of a family and their daughter,  well she was nuts but great, we loved her to bits. My husband and myself were the eldest but it didn't matter, we really enjoyed the whole experience. God bless the family,  they give their all for you. I can't wait to do it call again before I get too old xxx

Cheryl Neale