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  • Bruneau, Idaho

    Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon

    4.0
    5 mi / 100 ft gain
    From the small town of Bruneau turn east on Hot Springs Road (set odometer) and continue for 15.6 miles on a well maintained dirt road. Turn right at the "Overlook" sign and continue for another 3 miles. The road terminates at a dirt parking area.The drive to Bruneau Canyon is through remote and ...
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  • Bruneau, Idaho

    Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes

    4.1
    3 mi / 470 ft gain
    Set off from the Bruneau Lake parking lot and circumnavigate the lake in a clockwise direction. The hike traverses small rolling dunes before beginning it's ascent of the big dune. The big dune rises 450 feet and it's loose sand is both entertaining to climb as well as a test of patience.The 360 ...
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  • Grand View, Idaho

    Hike the Oolite Interpretive Trail

    5.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    The two to three car parking area is situated at about and elevation of 3000 feet. Situated 200 feet up the interpretive trail stand the oolite rock structures. These structures stretch on for as far as you can see, and only a minute portion are included in the article photography.Access to the t...
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  • Murphy, Idaho

    Mountain Bike to the Petroglyphs at Wees Bar

    2.0
    12.2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    At Wees Bar, a remote area accessible only by bike or foot, explore hundreds of petroglyphs carved into glacial boulders by Native Americans 12,000 years ago. Begin at the Swan Falls Dam parking lot. Bring a fat bike in late summer and fall to glide over the dry, loose dirt that forms as the cany...
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  • Murphy, Idaho

    Hike Swan Falls and Wees Bar Petroglyphs

    12 mi / 839 ft gain
    To start your journey, you must cross the Swan Falls Dam. It’s a low-level thrill but it is not often you get to walk on top of a hydroelectric dam. If you are bringing a four-legged friend with you, make sure you have some treats to lure them across. The pathway across the dam is steel grate and...
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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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  • Hill City, Idaho

    Photograph the Camas Lilies on the Camas Prairie

    4.0
    Each spring the Camas Prairie comes alive with acres of vibrant Camas lilies. The bloom lasts from late May to mid-June.From Route 20 turn south onto Wolf Lane east of Hill City, following the Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area signs. The road is dirt but passable for sedans.Stop at the Ce...
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  • Buhl, Idaho

    Visit Balanced Rock

    4.0
    Balanced Rock is famous throughout the Magic Valley, and getting there is easy. A picnic table and turnoff on Castleford/Glenns Ferry Road allows you to park below the rock. From there it's a short scramble up the hill to get to the base -- that's the only way to get a feel for the boulder's enor...
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  • Buhl, Idaho

    Photograph Balanced Rock at Night

    Southern Idaho offers a lot of unique places to go photograph, but not all places have as good of a spot for astrophotography as Balanced Rock State Park does. Because this spot is quite a ways out from the towns, you don't have a lot of light pollution which allows you to see all of the stars in...
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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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  • Boise, Idaho

    Cervidae Peak

    4.0
    4.48 mi / 1827 ft gain
    From the peak the views are limitless, a full 360 degrees of landmarks like Lucky Peak Reservoir. Wildlife is quite abundant and if you're lucky you may be able to spot herds of antelope, deer, and elk. My favorite time to do this hike is during the earlier hours of the day. It offers a beautiful...
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