Idaho family vacations are an activity that adults and children enjoy—which is why it’s imperative to find activities that your whole family appreciates. Luckily for you, there are several family-friendly attractions just minutes away from Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch. Previous guests particularly enjoyed ziplining, jet boat tours, lake/river cruises, horseback riding, amusement/water parks, and state parks. By following our recommended activities below, we’re confident your family will be smiling all vacation long.

Idaho Jet Boats

North America’s deepest river gorge, Hells Canyon, is located in Idaho. Experience the Hells Canyon by riding along the Snake River on Idaho jet boats! While riding on Idaho jet boats, you’ll likely catch sight of local wildlife, such as bald eagles, spot bears, and bighorn sheep. Many Idaho jet boats’ tour guides will take quick stops to share captivating stories and fast facts. For more information on half-day and full-day tour options, contact Hells Canyon Adventures, Snake Dancer Excursions, and Killgore Adventures

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For a unique take on sightseeing on vacation, brave tall heights and zipline in Idaho! There are zipline facilities located in highly visited areas, including Twin Falls, Horseshoe Bend, Coeur d’Alene, Lava Hot Springs, Heise, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Farragut State Park, and Tamarack Resort. Many families love Schweitzer Mountain Resort because they offer a 700-foot zipline for guests to race down. However, there are other ways to zipline in Idaho, such as Treehouse S’mores & Zip Tour, led by Timberline Adventures.  

Boat Cruises in Idaho

For a leisurely ride along lakes and rivers, check out our favorite boat cruises in Idaho. There’s a wide assortment of locations for you to take boat cruises, such as Payette Lake, St.Joe River, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Snake River, and Lake Pend Oreille. Many companies offer different types of cruises so you can choose between a sunset dinner cruise, brunch cruise, and a scenic cruise.   

Horseback Riding in Idaho

You can’t vacation at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch without horseback riding in Idaho—especially when traveling with young children who love animals. Horseback riding in Idaho can be catered to what views you’d like to see. However, most horseback rides journey through tall grass, steep rocky inclines, dense woods, and near select waterfalls. There are several horse barns near Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch, but our favorites include Teton Outdoor Adventures, Dry Ridge Outfitters, and Leigh Creek Outfitters.

Start planning your Idaho family vacations today by calling our Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch team, at 208-351-7301.