5 Idaho Adventures Perfect for Spending the Holidays Outside

By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

Go wander this winter.

The holiday season is upon us! Now is when we get to slow down a little, spend time with our loved ones, and reconnect with the things that are most important. For us, spending time outside is high on that list and Idaho is the perfect place to make some holiday memories in the snow. Are you and yours are looking for a casual snowshoe adventure? Or how about a few days tucked away in the backcountry, skiing and soaking in hot springs? Maybe you want to really disconnect and spend a night on top of a mountain. Whatever time you have or adventure you’re craving, Idaho knows how to spend the holidays outside.

1. Ski Lookout Pass

Photo: Angela Anderson

2. Snowshoe the River Ranch Loop in Harriman State Park

Photo: Josh Packer

3. Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

4. Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails

Photo: Ben Figueiredo

5. Winter Backpack on Mt. Roothaan

Photo: Nick Lake

Check out Visit Idaho to learn more about the best winter adventures for the holidays. 

Cover photo: Angela Anderson

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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