Summer is here and the heat is making it’s way into the mountains. On a warm summer day, there’s nothing better than cooling off in an alpine lake or lounging on the beach, swimming under a waterfall, or hopping between hot springs and a cool winding river. Lucky for you, Idaho has a little bit of everything when it comes to swimming holes. Check out these 5 refreshing spots and start making your plans to stay cool in the Gem State.
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