25 Adventures to Inspire Your Trip to Idaho

Explore the best adventures in the Gem State.

By: Visit Idaho
September 30, 2016

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You know that feeling you get while hiking or biking on an empty trail, sinking into a hot spring, hitting the open road, or relaxing by the campfire with your favorite people? That feeling like you're exactly where you're supposed to be? If you plan your next vacation to Idaho, you'll have this feeling over and over. Idaho has somehow managed to stay relatively under the radar for most folks, so finding your little piece of the wild is no problem. We've made it even easier on you by picking 25 of Idaho's best adventures. If these don't convince you to plan your next big adventure trip to Idaho, we don't know what will. 

1. Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs


Photo: Dusty Klein

2. Scenic Autumn Drive through Palisades Reservoir


Photo: Josh Packer

3. Backpack to Sawtooth Lake


Photo: Dusty Klein

4. Hike the Craters of the Moon’s Lava Tubes


Photo: Colin Ayers

5. Camp at the Coyote Yurts


Photo: Dusty Klein

6. Explore Upper and Lower Mesa Falls


Photo: Josh Packer

7. Hike and Soak in Goldbug Hot Springs


Photo: Ross Perkins

8. Explore Jump Creek Falls


Photo: Garren Moore

9. Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs


Photo: Dusty Klein

10. Photograph the Perrine Bridge and Perrine Coulee Falls


Photo: Josh Packer

11. Paddle on Stanley Lake


Photo: George Manlove

12. Backpack to Alice Lake


Photo: Dusty Klein

13. Explore Shoshone Falls


Photo: Sara Sheehy

14. Hike Shadow and Fern Falls


Photo: Rachel Christiansen

15. Explore the South Fork of the Boise River


Photo: Dusty Klein

16. Hike Couer d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill


Photo: Rose Freeman

17. Camp at Blue Lake


Photo: Mike Sanders

18. Hike Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake


Photo: Dusty Klein

19. Camp at Fall Creek Falls


Photo: Eric Bennett

20. Hike to Devil’s Bedstead West


Photo: Dusty Klein

21. Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes


Photo: Sara Sheehy

22. Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs


Photo: Dusty Klein

23. Hike to Johnstone Pass


Photo: Sara Sheehy

24. Hike or Ride to Stack Rock


Photo: Dusty Klein

25. Hike to Jennie Lake


Photo: Garren Moore

Discover information on even more amazing adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Dusty Klein

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.