Horseback Riding in Coeur d’Alene

Want to try horseback riding during your Coeur d’Alene vacation? Horseback riding is a great activity for the Fall season, as the leaves begin to change and the scenery becomes ever more diverse, you will encounter an even greater variety of wildlife during this beautiful season. Below are some of the best locations for trail riding in our area. Or if you’re feeling up to it, take a riding lesson from these ranches as well!

Bridle Path Quarter Horses: Bridle Path is located in Hayden, Idaho, just a short drive away from downtown Coeur d’Alene. Bridle Path has over 600 acres of private land conveniently situated behind their private ranch, with plenty of scenic trails for guests to enjoy. One of their licensed guides will lead you through different terrains, ranging from forests and grasslands to cliffs and canyons. Their experienced trail horses are well trained and will take care of even the most novice rider. Whether you enjoy the panoramic views from the Rimrock trail or the encounters with the abundant wildlife, this is sure to be a ride you will never forget!

Cost: $50 per rider

Length of Ride: 1 hour

Minimum Age Requirement: 8 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 250 pounds

Group Size Requirements: Minimum of two persons, maximum of 12 (Bridle Path is happy to acccomodate larger groups when given plenty of notice.)

More information – BridlePathqh.com


CDA Adventures: CDA Adventures offers a wide variety of adventure activities throughout Coeur d’Alene. Their horseback riding option is guided by a professional wrangler. You’ll explore trails surrounded by ponderosa pines, and venture in Coeur d’Alene’s back yard. The equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. CDA Adventures offers two departure times, 10am and 12:30pm. 

Cost: $50 per rider

Length of Ride: 90 minutes

Minimum Age Requirement: 8 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 250 pounds


Rider Ranch: Rider Ranch is located just 8 miles east of Coeur d’Alene, and offers several unique rides for tailored experiences. The ranch is the largest of the three listed here, at 1300 acres! Rider Ranch has been sharing their expertise for over 20 years and are happy to create truly magical experiences for riders of all ages.

Pleasure Ride: This ride takes you through mountainous trails and a variety of wild flowers. With a little luck you might see a wild turkey or white tail deer. Friendly guides accompany all rides and will share their knowledge of the area making this a true pleasure ride. The hour to hour and a half on the trail will quickly pass, but you are more then welcome to stay a little longer and enjoy homemade refreshments and visit on the tack room porch.

Usually offered at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (Timing is somewhat flexible)
Minimum Age:
8 years old
Pricing:
$45 per person/$90 minimum

Evening Dinner Ride: Enjoy the cool evening air and tranquil mountain trails for about an hours trail ride. At a mountain meadow you will meet the chuckwagon with its mouth watering aroma of steaks frying, coffee perking, and warm homemade bread. Dinner also includes baked potatoes, cowboy baked beans, mixed greens salad and is completed with dessert cooked in a Dutch oven. After dinner you will mount up for a short ride back to the barn.

Dinner ride groups are limited to no more than 12 people to ensure a quality experience, however we do need at least 6 people to make up a ride. You may create your own group or we will gladly work you into another group. We strongly encourage you to call early for reservations to ensure a certain date or allow lead time to include you into a group.

Begins at 6:00 p.m. (Earlier in September)
Minimum Age:
8 years old
Pricing:
$60 per person/$360 minimum

(We will gladly try to group folks together so a ride has at least 6 people)

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