Boise, Idaho

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  • Boise, Idaho

    Photograph Freak Alley

    5.0
    This alley is a Boise must-see. Local street artists regularly change up the gallery, so there's always something new to see!  You can park anywhere you can find a spot! If you're luck you can find a spot on the side of the street along the shops, but if not, you can park further down past the ca...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Float the Boise River

    5.0
    Floating the Boise River is the perfect leisurely summer activity for families and those who just want to relax outdoors. You'll enter the river at Barber Park, then float past beautiful trees and greenery on your way down to Ann Morrison Park. The whole trip takes about 2-3 hours. To start, unle...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Freddy's Stack Rock Loop

    4.0
    11.34 mi / 2044 ft gain
    The trail to Stack Rock is a well maintained path that generates a lot of attention due to its special destination. The famed rock overlooks the City of Trees and surrounding Treasure Valley. This trek is popular among locals because of its proximity to the city and its spectacular views. Getti...
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  • Kuna, Idaho

    Explore Kuna Caves, Idaho

    3.4
    To access the Kuna Caves, turn onto Kuna Cave Rd, then take a right on Black Cat Rd. Next turn left on an unmarked road - if you reach W. Dickman Rd you've gone too far. You will then need to open a cattle gate, designating public BLM land. Past the gate, follow the dirt "road" for a hundred feet...
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  • Elmore County, Idaho

    Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

    3.8
    In just over an hour, you can leave downtown Boise and arrive above Arrowrock Reservoir in a location so unique that you won't believe you're still in Idaho. The South Fork of the Boise River provides excitement for campers, wildlife lovers, and outdoor goers. Although I just visited for the firs...
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  • 5000 Victory Lane, Idaho

    Celebration Park

    5.0
    Celebration Park is the perfect day trip! There are plenty of opportunities for recreation including boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and much more! In addition to recreation, the park provides educational tours free of charge to visitors. These tours include informat...
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  • Marsing, Idaho

    Jump Creek Falls

    4.3
    Jump Creek Falls is an easy-to-access waterfall situated south of Marsing, Idaho. When you arrive to the parking lot right near the trailhead, you'll be starting at around 2600' elevation. Don't expect much change from 2600', unless you are to go exploring the canyon further. From the trailhead, ...
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  • Mountain Home, Idaho

    Relax at Big and Little Trinity Lakes

    6 mi / 300 ft gain
    Because of the altitude of the this lake, the road to it doesn't open up until mid to late July. You can still get to the lake, but it is a 6 mi round trip hike down a dusty dirt road. It gets old. When the road is open, you can drive right up to the lake.  To get there, right before the town of ...
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  • Boise County, Idaho

    Snowshoe to Skyline Yurt

    5.0
    5 mi / 650 ft gain
    This is one of many great Idaho Parks & Rec backcountry yurts. It sits on a ridge above some excellent tree skiing with views that make the hike well worth it! The wood stove will keep you warm on the coldest of nights, and the kitchen has all the utensils to make a delicious meal. Depending ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Soak in Pine Flats Hot Springs

    3.6
    0.61 mi / 131 ft gain
    The secret is out about Idaho's plethora of hot springs... but this one truly is special. It's highlighted by a warm waterfall that pours into a pool on the banks of the Payette. These springs are only about an hour and a half drive from Boise. To get there from the City of Trees, head north on ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs

    4.6
    Soaking in Kirkham is like soaking in a dream. Numerous geothermal springs of varying temperature await at the bottom of a small wooden staircase. Hot water pours over the cliff into pools below and literally feels like a natural shower. If that's not enough, enjoy the rush and beauty of the Paye...
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  • Garden Valley, Idaho

    Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

    4.0
    Idaho is known for its pristine rivers and countless geothermal pools. The Rocky Canyon Hot Springs epitomizes both of these and will leave you begging to stay. From Boise, hop in the car and head north, I'll see you in Crouch. Take Hwy. 55 to Banks, which doubles as a landmark town to remember t...
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  • Silver City, Idaho

    Silver City

    Silver City, Idaho is a historic mining town located in the Owyhee Mountains. This town is one of the few mining towns that did not burn down or get modernized into a commercial city.  The Idaho Hotel is one of the main attractions and appears as it did over 100 years ago with only a few updates...
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