10 Adventures to Help You Beat the Heat in Idaho This Summer

Don't hide from the summer heat. Get outside and stay cool.

Summer has officially arrived! The days are long and sunny and even up in mountains, things are heating up. Since we know you’re not one to hide inside and cling to the A/C, we put together a few adventure to help you get outside and be active without melting. Whether you’re bringing the whole family along or looking for a solo adventure to the backcountry, we’ve got something for you. Kids will love playing in the misty breeze from Idaho’s massive waterfalls and there’s no better way to start your day than a quick jump into an alpine lake. Check out some of our favorite summertime adventures and stay cool all summer long.

1. Hike to Norton Lakes

Photo: Amanda Solomon

2. Backpack to Alice Lake

Photo: Dusty Klein

3. Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop and Harriman State Park

Photo: Sara Sheehy

4. Camp at Redfish Lake

Photo: Matt O’Connor

5. Hike Tubb’s Hill

Photo: Taylor Nadauld

6. Photograph Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

Photo: Sara Sheehy

7. Backpack to Saddleback Lakes

Photo: Fudo Jahic

8. Explore Shoshone Falls

Photo: Sara Sheehy

9. Camp at Fall Creek Falls

Photo: Eric Bennett

10. Paddle on Stanley Lake

Photo: George Manlove

Discover more amazing summer adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Fudo Jahic

Published: June 22, 2017

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