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25 Adventures to Inspire Your Trip to Idaho

Explore the best adventures in the Gem State.

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You know that feeling you get while hiking or biking on an empty trail, sinking into a hot spring, hitting the open road, or relaxing by the campfire with your favorite people? That feeling like you're exactly where you're supposed to be? If you plan your next vacation to Idaho, you'll have this feeling over and over. Idaho has somehow managed to stay relatively under the radar for most folks, so finding your little piece of the wild is no problem. We've made it even easier on you by picking 25 of Idaho's best adventures. If these don't convince you to plan your next big adventure trip to Idaho, we don't know what will. 

1. Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

2. Scenic Autumn Drive through Palisades Reservoir

Photo: Josh Packer

3. Backpack to Sawtooth Lake

Photo: Dusty Klein

4. Hike the Craters of the Moon’s Lava Tubes

Photo: Colin Ayers

5. Camp at the Coyote Yurts

Photo: Dusty Klein

6. Explore Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

Photo: Josh Packer

7. Hike and Soak in Goldbug Hot Springs

Photo: Ross Perkins

8. Explore Jump Creek Falls

Photo: Garren Moore

9. Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

10. Photograph the Perrine Bridge and Perrine Coulee Falls

Photo: Josh Packer

11. Paddle on Stanley Lake

Photo: George Manlove

12. Backpack to Alice Lake

Photo: Dusty Klein

13. Explore Shoshone Falls

Photo: Sara Sheehy

14. Hike Shadow and Fern Falls

Photo: Rachel Christiansen

15. Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

Photo: Dusty Klein

16. Hike Couer d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill

Photo: Rose Freeman

17. Camp at Blue Lake

Photo: Mike Sanders

18. Hike Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake

Photo: Dusty Klein

19. Camp at Fall Creek Falls

Photo: Eric Bennett

20. Hike to Devil’s Bedstead West

Photo: Dusty Klein

21. Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes

Photo: Sara Sheehy

22. Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

23. Hike to Johnstone Pass

Photo: Sara Sheehy

24. Hike or Ride to Stack Rock

Photo: Dusty Klein

25. Hike to Jennie Lake

Photo: Garren Moore

Discover information on even more amazing adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Dusty Klein

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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