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National Monuments Offer a Look Into Idaho’s Past

We are frequently asked, “What national parks are in Idaho?” The answer is pretty straight forward: “Other than a thin slice of Yellowstone National Park, Idaho doesn’t have any national parks,” we say. That is the correct answer, but it is only part of the story. While Idaho doesn’t have national parks, we are fortunate […]

Top Spots to See Fall Colors in Idaho

As September draws to a close, we start receiving calls asking for suggestions for the best places to see fall colors in Idaho. The foliage displays east of the Mississippi are legendary, but Idaho’s trees and native vegetation put on a pretty darned good show with the added bonus of wildlife, flowing rivers, and magnificent […]

9.5 miles + 2,600 vertical gain = An Awesome Bike Ride

Written by guest blogger, Steve Stuebner   This fall ride tip is about the loop trail around Stack Rock called Freddy’s Stack Rock Trail. Stack Rock is a signature granite pyramid-shaped rock on a timbered ridge to the west of Bogus Basin Mountain Resort located 45 minutes from Boise. It’s a 9.5-mile hike or bike ride […]

Let’s go hiking! Five of my favorite kid-friendly hikes in Stanley and McCall

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The summer is fast slipping away! There’s only a couple of weeks left before school starts, so time is running short to get the kids and family out of town for some mountain adventure in our state’s top scenic locations in SW Idaho — Stanley and […]

Idaho Small Towns Promise Big Memories

Idaho is known for scenic vistas, historic sites and endless outdoor recreation. Quite often these beautiful areas and fun activities are accessed through some of the state’s smaller towns. Offering lodging, fuel, groceries, dining and a variety of amenities and services, these rural oases will keep you comfortably supplied and ready for your next adventure. […]

American Craft Beer Week Roadtrip to Fine Ales and Epic Recreation

You’ll begin your Mountain Craft Beer Trail tour in Boise—Idaho’s capital city. Urban comforts rest seamlessly against hundreds of miles of single track mountain bike and hiking trails in the Boise Foothills—the Treasure Valley’s buffer from the Rocky Mountains. Bisected by the peaceful waters of the Boise River, the Treasure Valley is the perfect starting […]

Getting Back to Nature is Easy at these Six Idaho Nature Centers

Idaho is known for its crystal lakes, shimmering streams, rugged mountains and desert landscapes. With over 4.5 million  acres of wilderness in the state, getting back to nature can be as simple as taking a hike on a nearby trail or strolling along a lakeside beach.  Nature centers are another opportunity to experience the great […]

Six Budget-Friendly Activities in Idaho

Well, it’s tax day.  Whether or not you expect to receive a refund this year, saving a few dollars when you can makes everyone feel good.  We’ve put together six budget friendly activities that are high on fun and low on cost. There are plenty of pocket- book friendly pursuits in Boise in southwest Idaho.  […]

Idaho Bucket List Continues to Grow

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism, with ideas courtesy of Pete Zimowsky, outdoor writer for the Idaho Statesman   The Idaho Bucket List put together recently by Boise State Public Radio created quite a stir among listeners.  Additional suggestions and comments necessitated an addendum to the already substantial list, but really, it will never be complete.  […]

Extend Fall Outdoor Activities in Idaho’s Low-Elevation Destinations

Posted by Andrew Mentzer Many recreationists retire their outdoor gear to storage at the first sign of cooler temperatures, despite the fact that the Gem State plays host to one of the most amenable fall seasons in the Northwest. This unfortunate reality is easily curbed—even for fair-weather sportsmen/women—with a visit to one of a myriad […]