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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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    • Owyhee County, Idaho

      Hike the Owyhee Canyon Rim

      12 mi / 1200 ft gain
      Because of the Owyhee Wilderness isolation, there are very few access points that would not require a 4x4 vehicle to reach it's flanks. In addition, motorized vehicles are not allowed within the boundaries of the wilderness area, therefore you must hike (or float) into the area's boundaries. Ther...
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    • New Meadows, Idaho

      Camp at Last Chance Campground

      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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    • Mackay, Idaho

      Hike Mount McCaleb

      4 mi / 3500 ft gain
      Mt. McCaleb's beautiful south face towers over the little town of Mackay, Idaho. The domineering peak is seen from US-93 just waiting to be climbed. It's a part of the Lost River Range, which boasts seven of Idaho's nine 12K-foot peaks; at 11,682 feet tall, McCaleb is Idaho's 34th highest peak.Th...
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    • Salmon, Idaho

      Backpack the Bighorn Crags

      22 mi
      The Bighorn Crags are a fantastic grouping of granite peaks and alpine lakes in central Idaho. They are also the crown jewel of the huge Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, which is the largest contiguous wilderness in the lower 48. The area is almost a secret because of the time it tak...
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    • Arco, Idaho

      Bike the Loop Road at Craters of the Moon National Monument

      7 mi / 500 ft gain
      Biking Crater of the Moon National Monument's seven mile loop road provides an intimate experience through a wild landscape.Park at the Visitor's Center. Grab a map and check out the interactive display explaining how Craters of the Moon was formed in the same tectonic event that birthed Yellowst...
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    • Craters of the Moon NM & PRES, Idaho

      Hike to Indian Tunnel at Craters of the Moon

      1.6 mi / 75 ft gain
      Indian Cave is the largest cave or tube, measuring 30 feet tall and 800 feet long with several massive skylights. The skylights provide so much sunlight, a flashlight isn’t necessary, but is helpful in some areas. In order to enter the caves you will need to acquire a free permit at the visit...
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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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    • Lemhi County, Idaho

      Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

      80 mi / -1000 ft gain
      The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).  The Main is one of the best all around river trips in the west and offers a spectacular road-less wildern...
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    • Kooskia, Idaho

      Whitewater Raft the Selway River

      47 mi / -1128 ft gain
      The Selway is one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers designated in 1968.  This section of water is run by both private boaters as well as commercial outfitters, and is regulated by a strict permit system that only allows one group to launch per day.  This leads to a feeling of solitude ...
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    • McCall, Idaho

      Soak at Gold Fork Hot Springs

      It takes almost two hours, when you leave from Boise, Idaho to Gold Fork Hot Springs. You will feel like you’re at a resort without paying the expensive resort fees. You can stay all day, tan on tanning chairs, and relax. I have visited this destination more than a handful of times and I'm excite...
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    • Kooskia, Idaho

      Hike Sherman Creek Trail #203

      7.1 mi / 3790 ft gain
      It's always (for me anyway) a good sign when the parking area at a trailhead is devoid of any other vehicles. Such was the case at the Sherman Creek Trailhead in the Clearwater National Forest in west-central Idaho. This trail begins just north of US-12, where Sherman Creek starts emptying into t...
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    • Nampa, Idaho

      Capture the Sunset Lake Lowell

      Watch the sun, set behind the mountains and cast a vibrant orange glow over the sky. Bring your camera or just enjoy the sunset from the boat launch. Bring a friend or enjoy it by yourself. If you get there early enough you can hike around the deer flats refuge for a better location to enjoy the ...
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    • Boise, Idaho

      Photograph Freak Alley

      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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    • 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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