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  • Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Fly Around the Grand Teton

    5.0
    Flying around the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially at sunrise or sunset. Viewing the Tetons from ground level at Grand Teton National Park is a spectacular view, but seeing the Tetons from the air is unreal.Finding a Plane and Pilot: There ar...
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  • Arco, Idaho

    Hike the Inferno Cone

    4.0
    1 mi / 500 ft gain
    To reach the parking lot at the Inferno Cone Trailhead enter the Craters of the Moon National Monument at the main entrance on the north side of the park off US Highway 26 and go approximately 1.5 miles on the 17 miles Loop Road. There will be clear signage indicating the parking lot at the base ...
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  • Bellevue, Idaho

    Hike Along Silver Creek

    3 mi
    From the intersection of Highways 75 and 20 drive east on Highway 20 for 7.3 miles. Turn right onto Kilpatrick Bridge Road and drive another 1.5 miles to the Silver Creek Preserve Visitor Center.Stop at the Visitor's Center to take in the desert landscape and snap a few pictures. Exit on the far ...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

    4.5
    1 mi / 20 ft gain
    Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Producing 120 million gallons of water per day, the spring forms wide and crystal-clear pools filled with trout (no fishing allowed). A paved trail leads to historic Johnny Sack's cabin, which is open for tours during the summe...
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  • Kimberly, Idaho

    Cliff Jump & Swim at Dierkes Lake

    3.0
    Dierkes Lake is located in the same park as Shoshone Falls so the $3 per carload entrance fee allows you to see both amazing locations.  Just after the ticket booth in the park take a right at the fork in the road that will take you directly to Dierkes Lake, where you will find ample parking in t...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Pioneer Yurt via Hyndman Creek Trail

    6.91 mi / 1650 ft gain
    This trek starts about 25 minutes from Ketchum, Idaho at the Hyndman Creek Trailhead. As a general rule of thumb, Sun Valley is a great place to be in the fall, and this adventure is no different. The hike itself follows the beautiful Hyndman Creek and is only about 3.5 miles, but the daunting st...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Photograph McGowan Peak & Stanley Lake at Sunrise

    4.5
    McGowan Peak in the Sawtooths is breathtaking and the Stanley Lake Overlook is by far one of the best locations to photograph it at sunrise in the summer.  The Stanley Lake Overlook is located inside the Stanley Lake Campground. There is a separate parking lot (with bathrooms) at the overlook and...
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Lower Cedar Springs

    4.5
    3.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    This is one of the easiest, yet scenically rewarding, hikes in the Lost River Range. Traveling only 1.2 miles (3.4 miles round trip) with an elevation gain of about 200 ft. You travel in a canyon surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Idaho. Mt. McCaleb is the giant 11,682 ft peak on the ...
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Stanley Hot Springs

    5.0
    9.68 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Start your hike to the hot springs at trailhead 211.  Trail is roughly 5 miles with an easy gradual incline. Enjoy some of the mountainous views on your way.  There are no signs directing you to the hot springs but there will be two forks in the road and you'll take the right path both times.  Be...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop at Harriman State Park

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    Located at 6,100 feet above sea level, Harriman State Park (also called "the Ranch") is renown for it's fly fishing along the Henry's Fork. Whether you bring a fly rod or not, this scenic loop through the park is a delight for hikers of all abilities.Make a stop at park headquarters to pay the en...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Hike Mt. Jefferson and Lake Marie

    5.0
    11 mi / 2000 ft gain
    This out-and-back hike to the highest point in the Centennial mountains of Idaho and Montana skirts the continental divide and provides stunning views of both states.  From U.S. Highway 20, Sawtell Peak Road heads west, winding back and forth up the south side of Sawtell Peak.  Because there is a...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Snowshoe the River Ranch Loop in Harriman SP

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    The River Ranch Loop trail is a great snowshoe trail for families or beginners, since it has relatively few small hills. The trail runs for about 2.5 miles. There are also multiple state cabins/houses along the trail, including the Jones House, where you can take a break and warm up inside by the...
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  • New Meadows, Idaho

    Camp at Last Chance Campground

    5.0
    Last Chance Campground is located in New Meadow, Idaho, and about 30 minutes away from the tourist town of McCall. It is a perfect location to get lost in nature, but still want to remain connected. Cell phone service was very excellent. Goose Creek slips it's way alongside the campground, bringi...
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to the Shay Trestle

    2 mi / 200 ft gain
    Mine Hill Tour is a self-guided driving tour focused on Mackay's mining history. Stops showcase artifacts of the once-vibrant towns that housed miners and their families.Much of the tour is available to passenger vehicles. Begin by picking up a Mine Hill Tour map from any local merchant in Mackay...
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  • Buhl, Idaho

    Take a Dip at Miracle Hot Springs

    5.0
    Located just 10 miles northwest of Buhl, Idaho, lies a geothermal oasis with a rich history and where relaxation is the only requirement. Miracle Hot Springs is a collection of 4 outdoor public pools, 15 private pools and 6 VIP pools filled with natural hot spring water that is soft to the touch....
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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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