The beautiful state of Idaho offers plenty of gorgeous natural sights, outdoor activities, and historical wonders to visit. Planning your trip may seem daunting, but as long as you hit the following sites, you will have experienced some of the best Idaho has to offer.
Here are the top 7 things to do in the good ole’ Gem State.
The massive Shoshone Falls, measuring in at 212 feet tall and 900 feet wide, is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the country. This must-see attraction sits in Twin Falls, located on the Snake River. The best time to visit the Falls is in the spring as the snow begins to melt.
Boise River Greenbelt
Nature lovers would be remiss to visit Idaho without a trip to the Boise River Greenbelt. This 25-mile park follows the river and offers scenic views and access to many of the city’s parks. Enjoy a beautiful walk filled with lush trees and abundant wildlife in the heart of Idaho.
Hells Canyon Raft
Take a whitewater rafting trip you will never forget with Hells Canyon Raft, offering journeys on the Snake River and Salmon River. Spend three to six days out on Snake River spanning 34 to 81 miles or take a four to five-day trip through the Salmon River Canyons covering 62 to 73 miles.
Craters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of Idaho’s most interesting landscapes filled with islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. Drive or hike the Crater’s various trails and explore the lava fields and lava tube caves.
C.J. Strike Reservoir
Perfect for both warm water and cold water species, you can catch bass, catfish, perch, sturgeon, and rainbow trout at the C.J. Strike Reservoir in Grandview/Bruneau, Idaho. The Reservoir remains open all year and offers three sections for different fishing experiences.
Silverwood Theme Park
Hit new heights on over 70 rides, get soaked at Boulder Beach Water Park, enjoy live entertainment, and ride the steam engine train at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. Silverwood Theme park is the largest outdoor theme and water park in the northwest, perfect for guests of all ages.
Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge
Visit Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge for Idaho’s best back country pack trips, hunting, trail rides, fishing, gold mining tours, and more. Stay in the beautiful log lodge and relax in the serenity of back country Idaho in the comfort of a historic early-day gold mining town.