Fly fishing on the Salmon River
Rushing waterfall at Malad Gorge State Park in Hagerman
Rainbow at the base of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River
Bright lights glisten in downtown Boise
The State Capitol Building in Boise
Biking across the Baybrook Court Bridge on the Boise River Greenbelt
Crowds gathering in the grandstand for a speedway show
Moose in the snow in Yellowstone Teton Territory
Dining at the Fork restaurant in downtown Boise
Horseback riding on trails in the Sawtooth Mountain range
A thrill-seeker’s paradise all year round
With 31 scenic byways, Idaho is the nation’s byway state. Reaching into every region and community, these scenic roadways provide unparalleled access to some of Idaho’s most picturesque landscapes and natural attractions.
Theme Park Fun
Yes, Idaho has one. Located north of Coeur d’Alene, Silverwood Theme Park is the largest theme park in the Northwest.
OK, so it’s a hike to get here, but when you arrive, you’ll enjoy sunny, blue-sky days, wandering rivers and plenty of fresh air. Depending on your itinerary, be sure to check out Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene for boating and lake adventures, Riggins for whitewater and jetboating fun, then drive to Boise and McCall for rest, relaxation and fine dining. Once you’re ready to hit the road, it’s off to Stanley, Sun Valley and Ketchum for some of the best mountain biking, skiing and fly fishing in the world. Wrap up your Idaho stay with travels to Island Park, Idaho Falls and Lava Hot Springs for camping, hot springs and snowmobiling nirvana in the winter.
Idaho is home to a Golf Trail featuring four scenic loops spread across the state. Enjoy resort accommodations and play at Circling Raven and Coeur d’Alene Resort, or Sun Valley and Teton Springs Lodge and Spa.
With the most whitewater in the lower 48, Idaho is a whitewater paradise. From half-day trips on the Main Payette in Boise to multiple day outings on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, if you crave an adrenaline rush, there’s a river trip and guide ready to make waves with you.
A getaway to America’s first national park, eastern Idaho is home to the Grand Tetons, fly-fishing and amazing waterfalls. The communities of Victor and Driggs provide direct access to Jackson Hole and are great locations to experience geotourism up close and personal.
Skiing and Snowboarding
With over 20,000 skiable acres, Idaho offers skiing the way it ought to be – powder, short lines and blue skies. Enjoy everything from destination resorts like Schweitzer, Sun Valley and Brundage, to local ski areas including Lookout Pass, Bogus Basin and Tamarack.