Is your group considering a summertime reservation?
From family groups to rafting groups to corporate groups, our exclusive backcountry wilderness ranch on the Main Salmon River offers a comfortable, scenic, exclusive setting for adventures in the Frank Church Wilderness.
Our Salmon River Country is steeped in a rich and rustic history of people who lived along the shores of the Main Salmon River. Our historical jet boat excursion offers a wonderful story line of the remote, yet legendary figures that detail the history of a rugged landscape. Polly Bemis, Buckskin Bill and other names will become real, as we stop and share the stories of days gone by.
Fishing on the Salmon River is always a fun way to spend the day. We’ll set out on the river after breakfast fishing along the way for a variety of the fresh water species that are plentiful in the Salmon River, all the while, enjoying wildlife sightings including bears, bird life and even big horn sheep,
We saddle up the stock horses and ride gently up the hill to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Salmon River Canyons and its majestic peaks, and look down at the ribbon of the Salmon River glistening in the sun as it weaves its way through Central Idaho.
A good hike can provide the magical moments that come from a pace on foot – steady and aware – as we climb the ridges above Mackay Bar Ranch and enjoy the natural beauty of a rugged wilderness area, as well as beautiful flowers, trees, animals and at times, the sight of a big horn sheep, black bear or elk that appear in their natural habitats.
A nice, cool, refreshing dip in the Salmon River along our sandy beach during the hot summer season is a delight for kids of all ages.
Mackay Bar Ranch enjoys a large white sandy beach that meets the shoreline and offers a refreshing dip or laying and playing in the sand, reading a book or taking a nap.
Willing participants will engage in the competition and camaraderie of team spirit when a game of basketball or volleyball is organized. The activity provides exhilarating movement and skill, as well as a healthy way to enjoy time with those in your group.