Idaho's Top 10 Winter Adventures

Find the best ways to break away this winter.

If you're anything like us, winter is no time for hibernation. It's time to get the crew together, get outside, and make some memories in the snow. If you're looking for your perfect winter wonderland destination this year, Idaho should be at the top of your list. Take the whole family out for a winter hike or snowshoe, hit the slopes in the backcountry, or slip into the most relaxing way to enjoy the snow...you guessed it, hot springs! Check out our list and make your plans before the snow melts.  

1. Hike along Palisades Creek


Photo: Josh Packer

2. Ski to Redfish Lake


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

3. Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails


Photo: Ben Figueiredo

4. Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs


Photo: Dusty Klein

5. Photograph Upper and Lower Mesa Falls


Photo: Josh Packer

6. Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs


Photo: Dusty Klein

7. Backcountry Ski on Cinder Cone at Craters of the Moon


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

8. Snowshoe Lake Cascade State Park


Photo: Garren Moore

9. Hike along Silver Creek


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

10. Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt


Photo: Chad Johnson


BONUS: The Sawtooths are as rugged as mountains come and make for amazing photography subjects when they're covered in fresh snow.

Photograph the Sawtooth Mountains

Photo: Dusty Klein

Discover everything you need for your Idaho adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Josh Packer

Published: November 30, 2016

Visit Idaho

Idaho is home to thousands of miles of biking and hiking trails, rugged mountains, pristine lakes, 18 ski areas, and more recreational whitewater than any state in the lower 48. Find spectacular scenery and endless re...

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.

Autumnal Plum & Ginger Breakfast Feast

/

Recently we escaped for a weekend to a little camp spot up in the Catskill Mountains. Little did we know, a storm was rolling in so the night was spent bundled up listening to rain on the tent roof.

3 Saves

5 Tips for Finding Beautiful Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

/

1. Foliage Maps There are a bunch of tools and foliage maps online that you can use to find the perfect place to visit.

0 Saves

Trekking to Machu Picchu Without a Guide

/

Day One - The Departure | Humantay Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: +1200 ft     Our alarms were set for 5:30 AM.

3 Saves