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Byway Bites: Foodie Stops along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

One of the main highlights of the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway is, of course, Thousand Springs, just south of Hagerman. Thousand Springs is clearly visible from the byway. This pure, clean, oxygenated water bursts out of the canyon walls, representing the end of a journey of water that begins in the Craters of the Moon […]

Cowboy-up for real at the Real Cowboy College

The western culture is alive and well in Idaho.  Guest ranches, professional and amateur rodeos, equestrian competitions, wild horses and sweeping vistas dotted with livestock can be found all around the state.  The dusty trails and cowboy hats conjure images from your favorite western movie, and now, you can play a starring role. Last year, […]

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 […]

Wow, Fat Bikes Rock!

by Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal blog You’ve probably noticed that Fat Bikes are becoming all the rage as a unique and robust human-powered vehicle for winter and summer recreation. I decided to rent an XL Salsa Mukluk 3 from Meridian Cycle last weekend, and I met up with a bunch of guys from McCall […]

Sleigh Ride Dinners for Valentine’s Day

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism   If you’re wanting to impress that special someone with a memorable Valentine’s Day, what could be more romantic than a sleigh ride under a full moon with your beloved?  We looked around the state and found some sleigh ride and dinner combinations that will help you create just the […]

Idaho Winter Giveaways

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Our Idaho Winter Giveaways are in full swing.   Prizes range from getaways to some of Idaho’s most popular ski areas to lift tickets and outdoor gear.  New offers are posted every Friday and you can enter weekly through February.  Feeling lucky?  Go to www.idahowinter.org and enter to win Idaho Winter […]

Celebrate National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in Idaho!

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Humans were never meant to hibernate, so gather your friends and family and head outside for winter fun and exercise. New to the slopes and want to give skiing or boarding a try? Need a refresher or want to improve?  Idaho ski areas are ready to help. January is Learn […]

The Season Sparkles with Holiday Lights

Whether you are visiting for the first time, reconnecting with family or friends, or are a long time Idahoan, nothing says ‘holidays’ like twinkling light displays.  Gather your loved ones and check out these favorites. Winter Spirit, Lewiston Ignite the holidays with Winter Spirit! The community lights up with interactive displays and dancing trees in Locomotive […]

Enter to Win Idaho Winter Giveaways

The Idaho mountains have already seen some snow with more in the forecast.  Start thinking about how you would like to enjoy your winter and check out www.idahowinter.org to enter the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes.  Prizes include getaways to some of Idaho’s popular destination ski areas including Sun Valley, Brundage Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain along with lift […]

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 […]