ID • Mystic Saddle Ranch

At Mystic Saddle Ranch, you'll enjoy 300 miles of trails that lead you through the glacial valleys, alpine meadows and snow-fed streams of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Choose from multiple types of rides that range anywhere from one hour to sixteen days. On overnight trips, you'll get to camp in the backcountry with majestic mountain views and crystal clear night skies.

Trail Rides

With a Special Use Permit, Mystic Saddle Ranch is one of the few establishments that can offer trail rides into the Sawtooth Wilderness and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Trips can be customized to suit your group's needs and desires. For example, Mystic Saddle Ranch offers hiking with packstock, basecamps, moving camps, fully catered, and drop camps trips to name a few.

The overnight pack trips take you on a tour of 5 lakes, a glacial canyon, and a wilderness camp at Toxaway Lake. You'll get to eat lunch near one of four sparkling lakes and waterfalls. 

Mystic Saddle Ranch is the parent company of Redfish Lake Corrals and Galena Stage Stop Corrals, which offer 1 hour to all day trail rides. 

Horses

Horses at Mystic Saddle Ranch are safe and sure footed. Safety is their number one priority and it shows in the quarter horses they have for guests. No matter your group size, everyone can expect to ride an easy going, well mannered, and well feed horse. 

Guides

Mystic Saddle Ranch hires cowboys and cowgirls that love the outdoors, enjoy people, and are enthusiastic about trail riding. All guides are first aid and CPR trained, and have extensive training on all aspects of the operation. 

Additional Activities

Horse-drawn wagon rides on the winding roads of Senate Meadows are a staple at Mystic Saddle Ranch.

From basecamp, you can explore lake basin areas for fishing, swimming, hiking and enjoying. Fly fishing is particularly popular in nearby alpine lakes and the headwaters on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Hunting trips are also available.

Accommodations

Edna Lake Basecamp is located between two great lakes for fishing and at the trail junction for exploring other lake basins. Here, you'll have healthy western-style meals, campfire evenings, and great views.   

The Toxaway Lake Basecamp adjoins a glacial meadow overlooking the lake and surrounded by towering mountains. The perennial snowfields feed small streams and waterfalls that cascade into the lake below. Comfortable chairs, restrooms, and the sounds of nature make for a relaxing atmosphere.

 

 


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