Outbound Collective logo

The Best Snowshoeing in Idaho

Looking for the best snowshoeing in Idaho? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Idaho. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Sponsored by:

Top snowshoeing spots in and near Idaho

  • McCall, Idaho

    Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

    1.0
    Burgdorf, Idaho's backcountry oasis, features several rentable cabins located about 30 miles north of McCall. Each season provides its own outdoor opportunity, and Burgdorf provides an epic hub in which to enjoy them.To get there from Boise, drive through McCall and hang a right after the Shore L...
    Read more
  • Sandpoint, Idaho

    Winter Backpack on Mt. Roothaan

    4 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho don’t see nearly as many visitors as neighboring ranges in Washington and Montana, but it’s not for a lack of scenery and rugged backcountry. Mt. Roothaan sits along a jagged crest in the western Rocky Mountains above scenic Priest Lake in the Idaho Panhan...
    Read more
  • Wallace, Idaho

    Hike the Pulaski Tunnel Trail

    5.0
    2 mi / 800 ft gain
    Just outside of the town of Wallace, this trail is made for both the hiker and history buff alike. In 1910, the Northwest was experiencing one of the worst droughts on record. Numerous small fires were burning across Montana, Idaho and Washington. However on August 20th, 80 mile per hour gale for...
    Read more
  • Stanley, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails

    5.0
    10 mi / 130 ft gain
    Over Galena Summit, approximately 75 miles north of Ketchum, Park Creek is supported by Sawtooth Ski Club and the City of Stanley, Idaho. One of two groomed Nordic trail systems in the Stanley Basin, Park Creek has some of the best terrain and conditions for cross-country skiing anywhere.With bre...
    Read more
  • Stanley, Idaho

    Ski to Redfish Lake

    5.0
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Park in the turnout west of Redfish Lake Road on Highway 75. The turnout is plowed to fit 10 to 15 cars.Walk over the bridge and turn right onto Redfish Lake Road. You will likely see tracks as it's a good access spot for backcountry skiers. The trail follows the road and is easy to navigate.Pass...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • Lowman, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

    2.6 mi / 549 ft gain
    Gaze at the stars on a crisp night from one of Idaho Park & Rec's best backcountry yurts! Cook a meal in the middle of nowhere with all of the provided utensils. Sleep to the glow of a crackling wood fire as the cozy stove keeps you warm through the night.The adventure begins at Beaver Cree...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Hike to Stanley Hot Springs

    5.0
    9.8 mi / 2283 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Cascade, Idaho

    Snowshoe Lake Cascade State Park

    1.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    Lake Cascade sits at about 4700' above sea level, the starting point for this snowshoe (or light nordic skiing). To arrive, follow signs on hwy 55 in Cascade for Lake Cascade State Park. Any car will do, including the Prius, to get to Lake Cascade, but watch the weather for snow storms. Pay $5 do...
    Read more
  • Arco, Idaho

    Backcountry Ski on a Cinder Cone at Craters of the Moon

    2 mi / 500 ft gain
    Craters of the Moon National Monument is 1100 square miles of basalt lava and sagebrush. It looks like another planet: desolate in macro, beautiful in micro. Craters is most popular in the summer, when visitors from nearby Sun Valley arrive to hike on sun-baked lava hot enough to melt their shoes...
    Read more
  • Boise, Idaho

    Bucktail, Shane's, and the Central Ridge Trails

    6.91 mi / 1142 ft gain
    Bucktail, Shane's, and the Central Ridge Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Boise, Idaho.
    Read more
  • Mullan, Idaho

    Stevens Lakes Trail

    4.0
    4.99 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Stevens Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mullan, Idaho.
    Read more
  • Garden Valley, Idaho

    Whoop Em Up Loop

    2.42 mi / 538 ft gain
    Whoop Em Up Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lowman, Idaho.
    Read more
  • Post Falls, Idaho

    Upper Falls Loop

    2.91 mi / 381 ft gain
    Upper Falls Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Post Falls, Idaho.
    Read more