There are numerous ranches throughout Idaho and surrounding states that are easily accessed by small aircraft.  Many of these airstrips are located in remote wilderness that can only be accessed by foot or air.  The ranch amenities vary from ranch to ranch depending on what you are looking for and how much you wish to spend.  Depending on the amenities and experience you are looking for we can assist in making the arrangement or recomendation.

The ranches go from basic and rustic to staying at high end lodges where celebrities have enjoyed staying.  Most will offer horse riding, fishing, hiking, outfitting, and relaxing.  Some offer swimming (some with natural hot water fed pools), tennis, and other unique activities.  You can make reservations directly with the lodge or if needed we can also help make arrangements.  Most do not offer internet or phone service, although they usually have limited satelite service in case of emergencies.

Several lodges require multiple day stays and some are simply show up for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sure you can stay the night.  Most of these lodges have been purchased by organizations and individuals that allow for the lodge stays but don't necesarily need the business so we ask that you respect the facilities and stafff at all the ranches as it is a privalege to still have these lodges in the middle of the wilderness, we have seen many purchased by the USFS and closed reducing the access to our wilderness areas.

Idaho Aviation Association

Idaho Aviation Association

Idaho Aviation Association

The Idaho Aviation Association was organized in 1989 to give Idaho a general aviation voice locally and nationally. Our mission is to represent our members in forums where decisions are made that affect general aviation; to inform our members about aviation issues; to work with public and private entities for the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of aviation facilities; and to promote safety, education and public understanding of general aviation in Idaho.

Minam River Lodge

Minam River Lodge

The Minam River Lodge is a rustic small guest house and cabins in the heart of Oregon's spectacular Eagle Cap Wilderness. For more than 50 years, the lodge has welcomed visitors seeking an authentic wilderness experience in a place of unspoiled beauty. Accessible only by 8.5-mile hike, horseback ride or charter plane ride, the Lodge is located just steps from the wild Minam River and enjoys the rare distinction of being completely surrounded by protected wilderness.

Over 40 years ago a handful of aviation enthusiasts got together and formed the nucleus of Ponderosa Aero Club. Today PAC continues on. We're bigger, better than ever and still maintain a safety record second to none. If you are someone that is considering learning to fly you won't find a better environment than Ponderosa. Already a licensed pilot looking for a place to rent an aircraft? With a fleet consisting of the venerable Cessna 172, to a modern glass panel twin Piper Seneca III, we should be able to accommodate your needs. Are you wanting to add ratings to your ticket, or take on the challenge of flying into Idaho's back country strips? Our staff of professional instructors will work with you to develop a plan that can make it happen.

Welcome to the Trinities

Welcome to the Trinities

Welcome to the Trinities

Created to inform people of events in the Mountain Home and Trinity area of Pine, Featherville and Atlanta, ID It was designed to help you find the next exciting activity in our beautiful part of the world. Everything from golf tournaments to snowmobile drags can be found here! We also provide a list of services that will be handy as you plan your next trip. Please browse around and plan your next adventure, we're waiting! Welcome to the Trinities!

Silver Spur Outfitters and Lodge

Greene Valley Retreat

Greene Valley Retreat

Greene Valley Retreat

Greene Valley Retreat is located one mile from the historic gold mining town of Atlanta, Idaho. Pilots access the estate via our private 3,500 foot airstrip. Greene Valley’s expansive property in Idaho’s high country provides our guests a unique wilderness experience combined with the comfort and luxury of our lodging and amenities. Greene Valley Retreat is a breathtakingly scenic Idaho estate and a one-of-a-kind experience – one visit and you may never want to leave!

Shepp Ranch

Shepp Ranch

Shepp Ranch

Shepp Ranch is a Premier Idaho Guest Ranch located in the Gospel Hump Wilderness of mountainous central Idaho, on the banks of the world famous Salmon River.

Shepp is a perfect place for a family guest ranch vacation, and is also a world class Idaho outfitter, with exceptional hunting and steelhead fishing adventures. Whether you are looking to horseback ride, hike, fish, hunt, jetboat or just relax with a good book, Shepp Ranch offers the complete wilderness experience.

With no road access, the adventure begins when you fly to the ranch. You will find a place rich in natural beauty, abundant wildlife, clear starry night skies, and the soothing sound of the “River of No Return” right out your door.

Bring your sense of adventure, and leave your worries behind. Come relax and enjoy our western hospitality!

Mackay Bar Guest Ranch

Mackay Bar Guest Ranch

Mackay Bar Guest Ranch

Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch is an Idaho backcountry ranch, located along the main Salmon River.

One of the most unique getaways offered in the lower 48 states, Mackay Bar Ranch offers the perfect venue for all-inclusive vacation packages in a beautiful, private backcountry setting.

Middle Fork Lodge

Middle Fork Lodge

Middle Fork Lodge

Middle Fork Lodge is the perfect blend of adventure and luxury. The current owner has completely rebuilt and refurbished the Lodge. It has reopened as an exclusive retreat for the discriminating traveler. Middle Fork Lodge has hosted two former US Presidents and many celebrities such as Bill Cosby, John Denver, and Loretta Lynn. The surrounding area comprises approximately 2,500 square miles and is known as the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Lodge is still largely inaccessible, except by plane, float boat, or pack trails, and remains an unspoiled wilderness.

Pistol Creek Outfitters

Pistol Creek Outfitters

Pistol Creek Outfitters

Welcome to Pistol Creek Outfitters. Located in the remote 2.4 million acre Frank Church Wilderness in Central Idaho, we specialize in guided fair chase wilderness hunts focusing on Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer and Black Bear. Our hunting concession consists of approximately 300 square miles (Unit 27) of pristine game rich back country on the wild and scenic Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Our private airstrip is served by several charter operators enabling an efficient and convenient transfer. From our main lodge, we travel by horseback to our well equipped high elevation spike camps
and hunting areas, located deep within wild and untamed habitat where
most game have never seen mankind. Our trusted and experienced
guides will provide you an honest opportunity for a traditional
hunt in the most remote wilderness of the lower 48. Their
knowledge of and passion for hunting will make this
experience of a lifetime. This is a real hunt-
one that you will never forget.

Diamond D Ranch

Diamond D Ranch

The Diamond D Ranch is Idaho's premier all-inclusive guest ranch nestled in the Frank Church Wilderness and surrounded by the Salmon River Mountains. We offer several wonderful activities including horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking, gold panning, swimming, and many evening festivities. After an exciting day at the ranch, many of our guests enjoy cracking a window at night and listening to the sounds of the bubbling stream and the wind in the trees from the comfort of their cabin.

Middlefork Outfitters

Middlefork Outfitters

Middlefork Outfitters

Come join us for a summer wilderness adventure in the Salmon River Mountains. With five high country lakes and more than twenty miles of pristine trout streams, we offer some of the best fishing in the country. There is nothing like riding to the top of a divide and gazing across more country than you could cover in a week, then, descending to a pristine mountain lake for a few days of peace, solitude, and fantastic fishing.

Sulphur Creek Ranch

Sulphur Creek Ranch

Sulphur Creek Ranch

This beautiful "fly-in" ranch is located in central Idaho's 2.3 million acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness; the largest piece of roadless land in the lower 48. Sulphur Creek Ranch has a 4400 square foot lodge complete with a pool table, a warped ping pong table, chess, backgammon, and a poker table. We proudly offer ten cabins each with a private bathroom and shower. Our gravel runway is located directly next to the lodge for convenient access.

Flying Resort Ranches/Flying B/Root Ranch

Flying Resort Ranches/Flying B/Root Ranch

Flying Resort Ranches/Flying B/Root Ranch

The Flying Resort Ranches, Inc. operates two world-class ranches. They are accessible only by air, horseback or river boat.

FLYING B
The Flying B is the Jewel of our Ranches, we have something here for everybody and we aim to please!

Summer visitors enjoy hiking, day trips to the high country, fishing in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Hot Springs and a store where you can buy all kinds of sundries, the things you ran short of or that were forgotten.

The Flying B Ranch is located on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, 38 miles southwest of Salmon, Idaho within the Frank Church Wilderness Area.

The ranch is at an elevation of 3,600 feet and has it's own 2,100 foot airstrip*. It has a lodge, nine cabins with fresh linens and indoor facilities and it's own hydroelectric power plant. Meals are served family style in the dining room. It can accommodate 40 guests and has a staff of 7 - 10 employees to help make your stay enjoyable and long remembered.

Activities include fishing, hiking, photography or just relaxing.

ROOT RANCH
The Root Ranch is located 48 miles west of Salmon, Idaho in the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness Area, in a high meadow on Whimstick Creek at an elevation of 5,600 feet. It has it's own 2,100 foot airstrip*, a small lodge, four bunkhouse-style cabins and a dining room.

The cabins have beds with sheet-covered mattresses. You bring your own sleeping bag. Hot showers are located in the main lodge and family-style meals are served.

For recreation there is fishing, hiking, wildlife observation and photography. Sitting on the deck of the lodge and watching the deer, elk and moose graze in the meadow is a popular pastime.