Idaho's Top 10 Winter Adventures

Find the best ways to break away this winter.

By: Visit Idaho
November 30, 2016

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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

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.