Trail of the Coeur d’Alene
Our guided trips will leave from Harrison, Idaho, an approximately 10 minute drive from Red Horse Mountain Ranch. After being fitted with safety equipment and a bicycle, we’ll be off on our short ride along the Coeur d’Alene waterway. All ages are welcome to go, there are even trailers that you can use for the little buckaroos. If kids do plan on going, it’s best that the families go together to help the children with their bicycles. A few recumbent bicycles are also available. Please note that all of their bikes are operated by hand brakes so children who go should have experience. Make sure to wear sun screen and shoes that you’re comfortable pedaling in.
The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path follows the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from Mullan, a mountain mining town near the Montana border, to Plummer, a town on the prairie near the Washington border. More than 71 miles of paved path takes you from high mountain splendor, through the historicSilver Valley, into the chain lakes region, along the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, over the Chatcolet Bridge to Heyburn State Park, and finally climbs to the Palouse prairie: an adventure for the entire family!
The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes includes camping facilities and rest areas, regularly. The trail leads through protected marsh lands, offering the cyclist a glimpse of eagle and osprey nests, moose, elk, and a variety of ducks and other wildlife, as well as some rare species of wildflowers and accompanying butterflies as a result of the age-old soot from the old railroad. This is also a great extended trip for families that would like to stay in the region after or before their stay with Red Horse Mountain Ranch.