At Scotlyn Ranch you can choose from a wide variety of activities to fill your itinerary with exciting adventures. Many of the activities are seasonal and subject to availability, please check with your travel agent or one of our vacation specialists to build the adventure of a lifetime!
Full Day Adventures
Ultimate UTV/ATV Canyon Adventure
Ages 6 and up
As you drop nearly 1,500 feet into our beautiful canyon here at Scotlyn Ranch you will travel through pine forests rich with wildlife. Upon reaching the bottom of the canyon you will get to explore many natural wonders including our natural amphitheater, have lunch in a beautiful setting, take a swim in our private grotto, hike up to the hidden pools, and more!
Idaho Fishing Adventures
It is well known that Idaho offers some of the best fishing in the continental United States, it can also be some of the most adventurous fishing trips as well! Depending on the season and the trip, you may be smashing through whitewater rapids in a Jet Boat on the Snake River to get to the best fishing spots, floating down the Clearwater River in a drift boat, or navigating the Salmon River in a river boat in search of Idaho’s huge Sturgeon. Season Dates: Steelhead: September – March Salmon: May – June Sturgeon: April – October Trout and Bass: June – October
Western Cattle Drive
Ages 12 and up. Saddle up and herd ’em out! Cattle need to to be moved across the ranch to find new pastures and you can take part in rustling the cattle and guiding them in this fun adventure. This is the real deal! You will travel through a variety of terrain and the cattle tend to try to wander off. It’s your job to keep them together and round up the stragglers.
Jet Boat tour of Hell’s Canyon
Take an amazing adventure through Hell’s Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America on an amazingly powerful Jet Boat. Along the way, you’ll power through the biggest whitewater rapids in Hell’s Canyon. This jet boat tour includes stops at the historical and scenic sites that make Hell’s Canyon unique. You’ll enjoy endless wildlife sightings, lunch, hydrating beverages, and the chance to swim on at a beach at the end of the tour.
Whitewater Rafting on the Lochsa*
Ages 16 and up
Available May – July
Few whitewater rafting trips anywhere on earth offer as much continuous, explosive whitewater as Idaho’s Lochsa River (pronounced Lock-Saw). This full day rafting trip is big white water that satisfies the appetite for thrills for intermediate and expert rafters. Some rivers are big and slow while others are fast and technical. The Lochsa combines the best of both – it’s fast, technical and has a big volume of water. This makes for raft-smashing waves, big hydraulics and holes, and paddler-bashing excitement. Add supreme Idaho mountain scenery, talented guides and great service and you have one of the best whitewater rafting trips in the world. * Other Whitewater Rafting Trips are available on the Salmon River for younger or less adventurous rafters, contact your vacation specialist for details and seasons.
Overnight Camping Adventure
All Ages, Subject to Weather Conditions. Leave the luxury of the Lodge for a rustic overnight stay in the wilderness! Take your choice of UTVs or Horses and ride down into our canyon for a night among the wildlife. Campfire cooking, along with stories about Lewis and Clark, the Nez Perce Tribe and some of the earliest settlers in Idaho make this adventure complete. And of course there will be smores!
River Rafting / Drift Boat
With the Clearwater, Snake, and Salmon Rivers and numerous tributaries in the immediate area, there are numerous opportunities for tubing, rafting, or drifting down the river, everything from exciting trips with rapids, to lazy afternoon float trips. Depending on the season, this can also include fishing. Let your travel agent or vacation specialist know what type of trip you would like and we can plan accordingly.
Half Day Adventures
Our guides will tailor a great horseback trip for you based on the age and experience of your group. Horseback trips can be as little as an hour, or as long as you desire. Explore the ranch as the earliest pioneers did, on the back of a horse.
Scotlyn Ranch Resort has a regulation skeet field and a 5-stand sporting clays field. This is a fun activity for the whole family, and we are glad to provide instruction for beginners, even someone who has never shot a gun before. For corporate or larger groups we can set up competitions. Shotguns and shells are provided.
Big Gun / Long Range Shooting
When we say “Big Gun”, we mean it! Shoot a wide variety of long range firearms including the Barrett m82A1 Semi-Automatic .50 Caliber sniper rifle, a .338 Lapua Magnum, and many more! Our range features a variety of shooting conditions and distances out to 1,000 yards.
Named after our Great Pyrenees dog who loves to swim in it, Lake Charlotte is actually more of a pond than a lake, but it is stocked with trout and is a great place to relax on the floating dock. Kids and Adults can fish, canoe, paddle boat, or swim. It’s a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. And if you catch a big trout, our chef will happily cook it up and serve it for your dinner!
Fancy a Manicure, Pedicure, Facial, or Massage? You can have it all! Scotlyn Ranch works with local professionals to provide these services at the Resort. Availability can be tricky, we recommend booking these services well in advance of your stay, however they are provided at no charge to our guests! Take advantage and pamper yourself!
Canyon Fly Fishing
This is a fun adventure because it offers both a chance to visit our canyon as well as do some fly fishing. It is seasonal, the best fishing will be between April and June. There are several species of fish in the creek and if you are lucky, you may even catch a wild rainbow trout! Season Dates: June - October.
Scotlyn Ranch Resort offers a variety of hiking trails from easy to difficult. Or you can venture off the beaten path and explore our 4.5 square miles of beautiful and rugged country.
Feel free to explore on your own, or take a guided bird watching tour with an experienced guide who will have a variety of bird calls to call in the various species that exist in North Central Idaho.
Guided Nature / Wildlife Hike
This is an easy three hour scenic hike around our northern trail system that is open to all ages. While on the hike your guide will help you identify local flora and fauna. Depending on the season, you are likely to see Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk, Bald Eagles, and many other animals, maybe even a black bear! The northern trail system takes you to amazing vistas where you will look out upon the Clearwater Valley, the Lochsa and Selway Wilderness areas as well as numerous mountain ranges including the Sawtooth Mountains, Buffalo Hump and Coolwater Mountain. Your guide will be able to show you the path of Lewis and Clark and show you where Tribal encampments were located.
Anytime Adventures and Activities
Mountain Lion Challenge Course
Our Fitness Challenge Course includes a wide variety of activities that involve balance, climbing, and navigating various challenges. It is a fun team building event for corporate groups, or simply a fun place for a family to spend some time between activities.
From simple recurve bows where youngsters can get their first taste of shooting a bow and arrow to setting up more complex and difficult shots for experienced archers, there are unlimited options for archery at Scotlyn Ranch.
.22 Plinking Gallery
A Shooting Gallery right out of the old wild west! For old and young alike, our shooting gallery offers self-resetting targets and guaranteed fun!
Why list reading a book as an activity?! Scotlyn Ranch Resort has a library full of best sellers and some old favorites as well. After days of intense adventure and experiences, sometimes you just need to take a break and decompress. You can curl up on our comfortable couches at the lodge, or as a special treat to yourself, one of our guides will be happy to rig up a hammock between a couple of pine trees where you can relax, read, and enjoy the sounds of nature and cool breezes.
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