10 Adventures to Help You Beat the Heat in Idaho This Summer

Don't hide from the summer heat. Get outside and stay cool.

Summer has officially arrived! The days are long and sunny and even up in mountains, things are heating up. Since we know you’re not one to hide inside and cling to the A/C, we put together a few adventure to help you get outside and be active without melting. Whether you’re bringing the whole family along or looking for a solo adventure to the backcountry, we’ve got something for you. Kids will love playing in the misty breeze from Idaho’s massive waterfalls and there’s no better way to start your day than a quick jump into an alpine lake. Check out some of our favorite summertime adventures and stay cool all summer long.

1. Hike to Norton Lakes


Photo: Amanda Solomon

2. Backpack to Alice Lake


Photo: Dusty Klein

3. Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop and Harriman State Park


Photo: Sara Sheehy

4. Camp at Redfish Lake


Photo: Matt O’Connor

5. Hike Tubb’s Hill


Photo: Taylor Nadauld

6. Photograph Upper and Lower Mesa Falls


Photo: Sara Sheehy

7. Backpack to Saddleback Lakes


Photo: Fudo Jahic

8. Explore Shoshone Falls


Photo: Sara Sheehy

9. Camp at Fall Creek Falls


Photo: Eric Bennett

10. Paddle on Stanley Lake


Photo: George Manlove

Discover more amazing summer adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Fudo Jahic

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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