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Idaho is a picturesque state filled with beautiful scenery and warm, wonderful people. It's an ideal destination for family travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway.

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  • 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...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Bench Lakes Trail

    3.5
    8.01 mi / 1217 ft gain
    This hike is great for anyone wanting to experience a scenic trail and peaceful alpine lakes. The five Bench Lakes are a chain of lakes draining from Mt. Heyburn. Park in the dirt parking lot across from the Fishhook Creek Trailhead near Redfish Lake.  Shortly after the start of the trail you wi...
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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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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Thompson Peak Trail

    4.0
    12.59 mi / 3976 ft gain
    The Sawtooths are known for its craggy shapes protruding from central Idaho. Although the hike to Thompson Peak isn't necessarily a rare or tremendously physical feat, it's a proud, boastful moment bagging the tallest peak in the range. Here's the scoop: To reach Redfish Trailhead, head south of...
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  • Ashton, Idaho

    Mesa Nature Trail

    5.0
    2.44 mi / 236 ft gain
    The Mesa Nature Trail begins on the dirt road to the Upper Mesa Falls overflow parking lot. The first mile of the trail is wide and smooth. Pause a half mile in to admire the Henry's Fork from the top of a lava field. The trail terminates at a flat bluff overlooking the top of Upper Mesa Falls. ...
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  • Tetonia, Idaho

    Packsaddle Lake

    4.8
    0.74 mi / 259 ft gain
    Directions to the lake:To get here, head North on Highway 20 as if you’re heading to St. Anthony. Then, take exit 339 towards Driggs on ID-33 E. Turn right onto 9th N for .5 miles. Then follow ID-33 E for 24.4 miles until you reach the dirt road Hoopes Rd. Drive. Drive on this road for 5.9 miles ...
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  • 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...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Hike to Loon Lake

    4.8
    10 mi / 3355 ft gain
    This pretty simple hike is just outside of Burgdorf, though it is fun enough that my friends and I hike it every year. The trailhead starts out at Chinook Campground where there is free parking if you are making the hike; you can also camp there for a small fee. There are two trails you can take ...
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  • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

    Mountain Bike 'Around the Mountain' at Bogus Basin

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 1450 ft gain
    'Around the Mountain' is a local mountain bike favorite in Boise. To get there, head up Bogus Basin Road for the full 16 miles until you get to the ski parking lot. Park in the line of cars facing the ski slope. Once you've checked your bike and you're ready to ride, take the trail that begins ju...
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  • Naples, Idaho

    Roman Nose High Mountain Lakes

    5.0
    4 mi / 604 ft gain
    Your journey will start with a rural drive about 60 minutes from Sandpoint, ID. Once you hit the dirt road, hold on because its quite the bumpy drive (AWD vehicle is recommended). You will continue on a dirt road for nearly 20 miles, however, don't let this halt your journey, the drive is incredi...
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  • Irwin, Idaho

    Hike along Palisades Creek

    5.0
    2 mi / 1827 ft gain
    The Palisades Creek Nature Trail is a fun little hike with many photographic opportunities. You can make the hike as short or long as you want, so once you're done taking photos, turn back around and head to your vehicle. The trail does eventually lead to Lower and Upper Palisades Lake, but this ...
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  • 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...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Marshall Ridge via Fishhook Creek Trailhead

    2.74 mi / 623 ft gain
    Start your hike at the Fishhook Creek Trailhead by Redfish Lake. Park in the dirt parking lot across the street. Follow the trail (mostly flat) a few hundred feet to the first fork. Here, continue straight to Fishhook Creek. After another short bit on the fairly flat trail, which leads through a ...
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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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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Scramble Up Decker Peak

    14.4 mi / 3990 ft gain
    This can be a day trip or, if you want to take your time and relax after the climb, backpack in and camp at Hell Roaring Lake on the night before and after the climb. Begin your journey at Hell Roaring Lake Trailhead. From Stanley, drive on ID-75 south for 12 miles, turn west at Decker Flat, and ...
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  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho

    Two Mouth Lakes

    4.5
    9.22 mi / 2037 ft gain
    Start at Two Mouth Trail #268 as it goes north along an old logging road. The trail then heads west following Peak Creek before bending back to the south. The trail narrows, alternating between dirt and boardwalk, while meandering west toward a viewpoint of the giant granite slabs of the Selkirk ...
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