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Idaho's Top 10 Winter Adventures

Find the best ways to break away this winter.

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If you're anything like us, winter is no time for hibernation. It's time to get the crew together, get outside, and make some memories in the snow. If you're looking for your perfect winter wonderland destination this year, Idaho should be at the top of your list. Take the whole family out for a winter hike or snowshoe, hit the slopes in the backcountry, or slip into the most relaxing way to enjoy the snow...you guessed it, hot springs! Check out our list and make your plans before the snow melts.  

1. Hike along Palisades Creek

Photo: Josh Packer

2. Ski to Redfish Lake

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

3. Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails

Photo: Ben Figueiredo

4. Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

5. Photograph Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

Photo: Josh Packer

6. Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

7. Backcountry Ski on Cinder Cone at Craters of the Moon

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

8. Snowshoe Lake Cascade State Park

Photo: Garren Moore

9. Hike along Silver Creek

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

10. Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

Photo: Chad Johnson

BONUS: The Sawtooths are as rugged as mountains come and make for amazing photography subjects when they're covered in fresh snow.

Photograph the Sawtooth Mountains

Photo: Dusty Klein

Discover everything you need for your Idaho adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Josh Packer

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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