RHMR Adventures | Kayaking in Idaho

Outside of Harrison, Idaho, Red Horse Mountain Ranch is one of the best dude ranches for families because we offer much more than just horseback riding. As much as we appreciate fellow equine enthusiasts, it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to share the same passion for our hooved companions. That’s why we go above and beyond to create a unique experience that offers something for everyone. Kayaking in Idaho is an adventure we think you’ll appreciate and it’s an excellent way to immerse yourself in nature’s bounty when you aren’t exploring on horseback.

Northern Idaho Kayaking Tours on Thompson Lake

Summer is an excellent time for kayaking in Idaho. The surrounding lakes and rivers will begin to warm up, creating an inviting environment for fun on the water. Much like horseback riding, kayaking allows you to scurry across a beautiful landscape as you take in your surroundings. Located about three miles from RHMR, Thompson Lake is an incredible segment of the Coeur d’Alene Chain. This shallow river inlet is rife with wildlife, including several native bird species—and the occasional moose! And because sunlight can nearly reach the bottom, there is an abundance of bass, panfish, and pike, thanks to warm water temperatures.

What to Expect

Kayaking tours with RHMR are ideal because we use ocean kayaks, which are excellent for beginners and experts alike. These wide-platform crafts are tough to overturn and easy to maneuver. We provide both single kayaks and doubles, giving you the option to cruise along the water with a partner. And if you decide to go for a swim, our trusty guides will make sure you’ll swiftly get back in when you’re ready! All in all, our kayak tours are a tranquil endeavor that any outdoor enthusiast will appreciate. 

The Perfect Spot for an All-Inclusive Idaho Family Vacation

Located less than a two-hour drive from Spokane, Washington, and about an hour from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Red Horse Mountain Ranch offers an exemplary all-inclusive retreat for family and friends. Kayaking tours are just one example of how we strive to create an eclectic and unforgettable dude ranch experience, so be sure to check out our many other adventures while you plan your vacation!