Owyhee Mountains Air Tour- Glenns Ferry

Leave the pressures of the city behind for a relaxing air tour of a southern part of Idaho.  From Boise we will head west toward Silver City where we wander south east along the Owyhee Mountains as they gently slope into the desert revealing stunning deep canyons where pronghron and sheep call home.  The Bruneau River will lead us toward Glenns Ferry for a luxurious break where you can choose to relax in the cool of Three Island Crossing State Park or enjoy a short walk to the beautiful Y Knot Winery and golf course for a full service lunch (Tour price only covers aircraft.  Any activities or meals are additional independent expenses covered by the guest).  Our tours may be catered for a longer stay in Glenns Ferry if you wish to stay a while to fish or golf.

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 5) $0 $700.00
Aircraft Cessna Turbo 206
Cessna Turbo 210
Cessna 172
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Owyhee Mountains Air Tour - Murphy

This air tour will take you south to a quiet and rugged land that few people get a birds eye view of.  Starting from Boise you will head west toward the Owyhee Reservoir to turn south east in order to follow the spine of the Owhyee range. From Silver City we will wander up to Murphy for a break.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while immersed in the peace and quiet of Murphy before you wander over to the Owyhee County Historical Society, Museum and Library for an unusual immersion in local history.  This gem of a small town museum is full of artfully created displays and unusual local publications (including a driving tour guide to Silver City).  The museum donation is not included in this package

Trip Details

Season Mar - Oct
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 5) $0 $675.00
Aircraft Cessna Turbo 206
Cessna 172
Cessna Turbo 210
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What to Bring

  • picnic lunch

Sawtooth Air Tour and Backcountry Brunch

Enjoy a hour and a half scenic tour-by-air from Boise, deep into Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness and back.

Each tour begins with a scenic flight departing from Boise and voyaging deep into Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness. From the lofty perch, passengers feast their eyes upon landmarks such as downtown Boise, the Stanley Basin, the Sawtooth Range, and Deadwood Reservoir unfurling resplendently beneath them. The aircraft finally alights at the Sulphur Creek Ranch, where guests can ramble along on a 90-minute self-guided tour, and ranch cooks fete guests with a brunch of eggs, hash browns, apple wood bacon, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit and of course coffee.

Trip Details

Season May - Sep
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 5) $0 $875
Aircraft Cessna 172
Cessna Turbo 206
Cessna Turbo 210
Featured Partner Sulphur Creek Ranch
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What to Bring

  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Light-weight Jacket
  • Camera

Highlights

  • Downtown Boise, Boise River, the beautiful foothills and Bogus Basin
  • Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness
  • Stanley Basin, Sawtooths, Dagger Falls, Deadwood Reservoir
  • Backcountry landing at the Sulphur Creek Ranch
  • Brunch of eggs, hash browns, apple wood bacon, biscuits and gravy, and fresh fruit

Sawtooth Mountains Aerial Experience

The heart of Idaho is a vast and varied landscape, from the rugged valleys of the Old West to the forbidding snow-capped peaks of the Western Rockies. At times it may seem that much of the state’s beauty is out-of-reach to the common sightseer. However, now is the time to take advantage of an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the untouched wonder of Idaho’s Sawtooth Range from a viewpoint unlike any other. Fly with SP Aircraft’s skilled and experienced backcountry pilots to see the hidden beauty deep in the heart of Idaho. Departing from  Boise, Idaho—you can watch from 1,000 feet in the air over the rolling foothills, and steadily climb to rocky peaks where crystal blue lakes glimmer in the folds of glacial moraines and couloirs, where only mountain goats dare to explore. Feel the exhilaration of flying near some of Idaho’s tallest peaks.  View some of the state’s most pristine wilderness—maybe even catch glimpses of wildlife—from the best seats in the house with SP Aircraft.

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 5) $0 $500
Aircraft Cessna Turbo 206
Cessna Turbo 210
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What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Light-weight Jacket
  • Closed Toe Shoes

Highlights

  • Downtown Boise, Boise River, the beautiful foothills and Bogus Basin
  • Atlanta or Graham, numerous high mountain lakes, jagged peaks, fire look outs, waterfalls

River of No Return Tour Sulphur Creek

Start your adventure with breakfast at Sulphur Creek Ranch which lies at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. After enjoying coffee and a plate full of delicious food hop in our Cessna 206 for a trip over the Middle Fork beginning at the top. Pass by numerous airstrips including Indian Creek, Thomas Creek and Flying B Ranch then down the impassable canyon before breaking off and heading to Chamberlain Basin. We will provide a prepackaged sack lunch with a hike to Stonebreaker Ranch learning about the history of the Frank Church Wilderness along the way. After hiking, hop back in for a trip down the Main Salmon River before heading back upstream the South Fork of the Salmon River on your way back to Boise.

This all day trip will allow you to see the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Main Salmon and South Fork of the Salmon River drainage's while learning about the history of the Frank Church Wilderness, an unforgettable aerial tour.

 

**Breakfast is included in this package at Sulphur Creek Ranch as well as a prepackaged lunch.

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $1499
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What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Light Jacket
  • Water

Big Creek Breakfast Tour

Have you already eaten at Sulphur Creek? Let’s head to Big Creek this time for breakfast. Located at the headwaters of Big Creek we’ll take you over beautiful terrain on the way including Garden Valley, Warm Lake, Johnson Creek and Yellow Pine. Stop in for breakfast at the newly rebuilt Big Creek Lodge. From there we’ll head downstream on the South Fork of the Main Salmon to the Main Salmon River canyon. Feast your eyes on the amazing canyon walls as we fly downstream to the confluence of the Salmon and Snake River. We’ll head back upstream on the Snake and savor Hells Canyon, fly by Seven Devils Mountain before heading east where we’ll find ourselves in McCall.  Head back to Boise via Tamarack, Cascade Lake, Donnelly and the Main Payette River Drainage

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $2000
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What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes

Upper Loon Creek Fishing

Not for the faint of heart or leg muscles, Upper Loon airstrip is a fantastic fishing spot if you’re willing to work for it. Pack your water and food for a full day of hiking and fishing. This requires an early departure and late return due to unpredictable winds mid day so plan for a long day.

Up to 4 seats.

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $799
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Picabo Fishing

Want to try your hand at a blue ribbon fly fishing stream? Hire a guide and be on Silver Creek in 45 minutes from Boise. This gives you a full day of fishing without having to worry about the 5+ hour drive to and from Picabo and back to Boise.

Up to 5 seats

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $799
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Cougar Ranch Fishing

Have your try at the newest backcountry airstrip in the Frank Church. Once you have had your fishing fill we’ll fly you across the river back up to Thomas Creek where we can walk to the hot springs for a soak.

Food, fishing not included, up to 4 seats.

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $949
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Cabin Creek Fishing

Cabin Creek Fishing

Cabin Creek Fishing

 

Take a trip and fly into Cabin Creek early in the morning and spend the day fishing Big Creek. Cabin Creek is a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon and offers fantastic dry fly fishing in July and August. Plan for food and a hike down to Big Creek where you can enjoy fishing all day. Up to 4 seats.

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 5) $0 $1100
Aircraft Cessna 172
Cessna Turbo 206
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What to Bring

  • Fishing Pole
  • Waders
  • Bug spray
  • Lunch
  • Water

Back Pack Upper Loon to Lower Loon (hot springs)

 

This is a great long weekend trip.  Flying into Upper Loon is an experience in itself.  On the flight up to Upper Loon you will cross over the Idaho City Basin, up the Middle Fork of the Payette river.  Pass just west of the sawtooth mountains over the western meadows of the Stanley basin.  You will descend through the Tango mountains and take a steep bank in front of a cliff and come in to land gracefully at Upper Loon.  The hike begins when you arrive, the trail head is a short hike down the road from the airport.  From here you enter into the Frank Church Wilderness.  The trail is classic Middlefork of the Salmon country as you follow Loon Creek.  The steep mountains with a mix of sage brush and pine trees will leave you amazed at the geographical forces that have formed this country.  The trail has numerous hot springs along the entire route.  If you time it right you can camp at a hot springs each night.  Take binoculars and scan the cliffs, eventually what you thought was a spot of snow or a dirty white rock will begin to move and you will see it is a well hidden mountain goat.   Early in the year you will see elk enjoying the meadows laying along the stream.  There are several old homesteads that have slowly been erased by time.  End the trip with a good soak at the Lower Loon hot springs and then take the short walk down to the airfield.  The flight back you will get to see the Middle Fork of the Salmon river as we fly you back on a slightly different path to Boise.   For those with more time spend some time at Diamond D ranch at the beginning or end the trip with a stay with Middle Fork Outfitters in their rustic cabins at the Simplot ranch.  This area has experienced several fires along the route and caution should be given for rock slides and fallen trees.  The trail is usually kept clear by the outfitters on both ends of the trip.  Another option to save cost if you have the time is to drive into Upper Loon (rough narrow road on a cliff edge), and then we can give you a ride back to Upper Loon when you arrive at Lower Loon.  We can operate in and out of Upper Loon through out the day.  Lower Loon is a morning only airstrip in the summer months.

 

 

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 5) $--
Aircraft Cessna 172
Cessna Turbo 206
Featured Partner Middlefork Outfitters
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What to Bring

  • Binoculars for Goats
  • Swimsuit (if you are modest)

Highlights

  • Scenic Flight
  • Prospector Cabins from 1800s and early 1900s
  • Hotsprings and more hotsprings
  • Loon Creek with its unique color
  • Seeing Mountain Goats as you relax in a Hot pool
  • Old Homesteads

Hells Canyon Tour

Takeoff early from Boise and fly over the expanding metropolis of the Treasure Valley. Crossover and drop into the deepest gorge in North America, Hells Canyon. See elk, deer, goats, and sheep clinging to the rugged, steep terrain.  In the spring time the waterfalls are magnificent and too numerous to count. On the return we climb up high and tour by the infamous Seven Devils over McCall and follow the Payette river system back to Boise.

Up to 5 seats

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $749
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Beaver Lodge Breakfast and Sawtooth Tour

Beaver Lodge is nestled in the Atlanta, ID valley in front of Greylock Mountain. It is a short 30 minute direct flight from Boise, or approximately a 4.5 hour drive one way. Enjoy a scenic tour of the Sawtooths, including Redfish Lake, Pettit Lake, Alturas Lake and many other high mountain lakes. In the spring months there are waterfalls flowing and you will see snow still high up on the peaks.

 

**Price is to charter the aircraft. Max of 5 passengers, depending on overall combined weight. Please contact for details

Trip Details

Season Jan - Jan
One Person $0
Private Party (Max of 0) $0 $680
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What to Bring

  • Camera