Silver Spur Ranch

Idaho

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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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Perfect for experienced riders.

Lynn, Lana & Dax Tomlinson 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.

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. Monday is your arrival day and you will get acquainted with your horse and around the ranch.  The drives are a 5 night stay.

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

Jackson Hole is a nearby 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, Denver or Chicago. From here a car hire is required to drive to the ranch over the State border. We can reserve a car for you from Jackson Hole.

The ranchers prefer that you are an experienced 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.

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.

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 departures are between May and August.

Please book early to avoid the rides selling out.

Ask us about the Delta Airlines service from Heathrow to Salt Lake City which will make accessing this part of the States much easier. Your destination airport is Idaho Falls for Silver Spur. 

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We tailor make all our holidays to suit you. We include the flights, hotels, ranch stay, car hire, transfer arrangements where we can and anything else you may require.  Let us put your perfect ranch holiday together - give us call on 01798 865 946 or send us an email from the below link - 

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Reviews

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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

My granddaughter and I were there in August 2018, it was my 2nd time but was the best time ever. Horses, food, scenery amazing but the Tomlinson family were awesome. We didn’t want it to end, hopefully going to go back next year. For anyone that can ride, just go and do it.  Beulah and Yazmin

Beulah Thornley

June 2019. I’ve just returned from a horse drive at the Silver Spur Ranch. I can without doubt say I had the time of my life; the Tomlinson family and staff are some of the nicest people I have ever spent time with. The food and hospitality were second to none and were delivered in the most friendly and calm way. The horses I rode were to the highest standard, well trained and fit. The horse drive provided everything, beautiful scenery, fast and exciting, slow and peaceful yet challenging riding in places, calm and tranquil in others. At all times supported by the Tomlinson’s and staff. I loved every minute.     

Jeremy Harland