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

Written by guest blogger, Steve Stuebner (please link to Steve’s blog http://stuebysoutdoorjournal.blogspot.com  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 […]

Idaho is Ideal for the Foodie who Seeks an Authentic Culinary Travel Experience with Breathtaking Scenery

Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time We know that people think of potatoes when they think of Idaho and some Idaho farmers do grow the nation’s best potatoes. However, did you know that the state’s fertile soil and moderate climate yield an abundant harvest of fruits, meats, fish, cheeses and libations throughout the […]

18 Summers – 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 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. Read […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops Along the Western Heritage Scenic Byway

To drive the Western Heritage Historic Byway is to experience “wild” Idaho. Museums, birds of prey, ancient sites, and mining towns along with the rugged outdoors invite travelers to create their own unique Idaho frontier adventure. The Birds of Prey National Conservation area is well worth a visit. It is the home to the largest […]

Bluebirds, Raptors and Sandhill Cranes – Birding in Idaho

With over 400 known bird species, Idaho has become a gathering spot for birdwatchers of all experience levels. Locations such as American Falls Reservoir and Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge are teeming with birds year-round. Your birding bucket list should include exploring and seeing: Idaho’s state bird, the Mountain Bluebird, is found in all regions above […]

#18 Summers – June Vacation Ideas

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Staff The kids grow up so fast, and before you know it, they’ve moved on to college and careers. We really have just 18 summers to make those family memories. This idea hit home with me. I immediately started thinking about the few remaining summers I have with my boys […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops Along Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway

The Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway starts in Boise. It follows Idaho 21 north to the historic mining town of Idaho City, where you can still pan for gold in a nearby stream bed. You will proceed to Banner Summit, one of Idaho’s highest at 7,056 feet and then begin a descent into the town of […]

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 […]

Five-Minute Recreation Access Survey–We Need Your Input!

Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana are working together to understand vacationer transportation needs while visiting the three states.  This is a survey about your thoughts on recreation access while on vacation.  While we are very interested in your visits or future visits to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, we still welcome your comments even if you haven’t […]

Snow is falling throughout the state. Which resort will you be skiing at this holiday weekend?

Snow accumulations are climbing around the state. Get your Olympic game face on and ski Idaho this weekend!   Kelly Canyon: 97 inches Grand Targhee: 96 inches Lost Trail: 96 inches Lookout Pass: 94 inches Schweitzer: 74 inches Pomerelle: 74 inches Tamarack: 74 inches Silver Mountain: 63 inches Brundage: 66 inches Bogus Basin 47 inches (base area, not summit) Cottonwood Butte: 38 […]