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Top 7 Things to Do in Idaho

Top 7 Things to Do in Idaho

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.

Visit Shoshone Falls in IdahoHere are the top 7 things to do in the good ole’ Gem State.

Shoshone Falls

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.

Essentials to Bring on Your Snowmobile Trip

As the Winter season fast approaches, many of us winter enthusiasts like to get outside for some winter sporting. Some of those activities include skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling! If you’re planning to come out to the beautiful state of Idaho for some backcountry snowmobiling this winter, you may be wondering what exactly you… Continue Reading

Get Out and Fish Before the Summer Ends

Get Out and Fish Before the Summer Ends

Fishing is a wonderful summer activity, but even in the month of September when the weather starts to cool down a little bit. There are many places to fish in Dixie, Idaho, and it’s a great way to plan a weekend trip with friends or family. Check out some ideas for fishing with us here… Continue Reading

The Idaho Scenery is a Backdrop for a Beautiful Adventure

The Idaho Scenery is a Backdrop for a Beautiful Adventure

Idaho is one of the most beautiful states in the entire country of the United States. It’s home to some of the best mountain ranges, National Parks, and incredible wildlife in North America. With that being said, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had when you visit Idaho. The drive alone through the… Continue Reading

Try Horseback Riding this Summer in Idaho

Try Horseback Riding this Summer in Idaho

Horseback riding is a special activity for anyone who does it. One of the best feelings in the world is riding on a horse through some of the most scenic areas in the country. At Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge, we can provide you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride on horseback… Continue Reading

Outdoor and Wilderness Safety Tips

Outdoor and Wilderness Safety Tips

The United States has some of the best National Forests in the world. Many Americans love to travel and visit national parks and forests all over the country. One important thing to remember is that these places are very sacred and parts untouched. With that being said, it’s crucial to be cautious and safe when… Continue Reading

Tips for Cold Weather Hiking

Tips for Cold Weather Hiking

Hiking in the cold weather months can be breathtakingly beautiful, especially in the backcountry of Idaho. Our beautiful mountain ranges make for amazing photo shoots and incredible views in the winter time and cold weather months. Hiking is a great activity, but it also can be dangerous in the cold weather months. Here is how… Continue Reading

Elk Hunting at Silver Spur Lodge

Elk Hunting at Silver Spur Lodge

Elk hunting is a sport that calls for preparation and planning. It’s a physical sport, so make sure you are in shape prior to the hunt. It’s also a time for camaraderie and a chance to be in the great outdoors. But if you haven’t been on an elk hunt before, there are some tips… Continue Reading

Fall Bear Hunting Is Different than In Spring

Fall Bear Hunting Is Different than In Spring

We’re in the middle of the summer, which is a great time to prepare for bear hunting at Silver Spur Lodge in the Fall Season. However, if you’ve done bear hunts in the spring, you’ll want to be aware that fall hunting is a bit different. You can bait bears in the fall, but it’s… Continue Reading

Backpacking Techniques for First Timers

Backpacking Techniques for First Timers

When it comes to backpacking, there is more preparation that goes into planning the trip, as well as executing it. Unlike the average camper, a backpacker has to carry all of their gear on their back while hiking to different camping locations. In general, backpacking is a tougher task than just setting up one camp… Continue Reading

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