Enjoy the Idaho Fall Colors near Harrison

As much as we relish the summer months, one of the most spectacularly scenic times to visit our neck of the woods is during autumn. The air becomes crisp, the heat lets up, and the picturesque landscapes surrounding Red Horse Mountain Ranch will slowly transition from a sprawling sea of emerald green to a dramatic vista of scarlet, amber, and auburn. The Idaho fall colors showcase the unmatched beauty that makes the Gem State’s northern reaches a desirable destination for discerning vacationers. Arguably the most immersive way to enjoy the newly decorated foliage is to mosey along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. 

Fall Getaways | Leaf Peeping in Idaho

Defined by open space, a refreshing breeze, and vibrant backdrops, Northern Idaho offers a magnificent showcase of natural beauty. We’re fortunate to have access to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a scenic corridor in a rural mountain paradise that offers excellent vantage points of the Idaho fall colors. This 72-mile paved trail extending across the entire panhandle from Mullan to Plummer guides you through a unique assortment of mountainous terrain rife with lakes, meadows, marshlands, and seemingly infinite wildlife. Although we have guided trips that leave from Harrison, Idaho, we highly recommend that you consider exploring some of the other segments during your fall getaway.

What to Know about the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

When you find yourself on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, there is a good chance you’ll see more birds and critters than people. Whether you’re enjoying a guided tour or an extended trek, a colorful panorama made possible by a stunning collection of aspens, larch, birches, and other iconic deciduous trees will surround you. Listen for the chorus of a thousand songbirds or the ripples of an acrobatic fish lunging from the water as you make your way through this idyllic setting. Furthermore, you may also catch a glimpse of deer, bears, or an elusive moose or elk! Keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly during autumn, so be sure to pack an extra layer of clothes.

The Best Dude Ranch and Horseback Riding in Idaho

The gorgeous display provided by Idaho’s fall colors is only a tiny part of what makes our beloved dude ranch an ideal destination for horseback riding and a multitude of other activities. Whether you decide to go on a brief fall foliage tour with us or an extended circuit before or after your stay, RHMR invites you to make yourself at home. For more information or to book your stay, please get in touch with us online or call 866-525-5704.