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Your guide to epic road trips on Idaho’s Scenic Byways

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For turn-by-turn directions for all of Idaho’s Scenic Byways, visit our website at visitidaho.org/scenic-byways

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The National Scenic Byways Program was established by Congress in 1991. The program is an effort to recognize certain roads based on their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities, and in Idaho, taking the road less traveled is a wonderful way to see the state. With 31 scenic byways offering over 2,400 miles of extraordinary beauty, there’s no better way to discover historic sites, explore natural attractions, and experience phenomenal outdoor recreation. Vista Av

IDAHO’S SCENIC, HISTORIC & BACK COUNTRY BYWAYS

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Celebration Park, Melba

THE IDAHO ROADSIDER

TABLE OF CONTENTS DAY TRIPS

The Nature Seeker . . . . . . . . 6 The Geologic Explorer . . . . 8 Mesa Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wet ‘N Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Lowman Loop . . . . . . . 14

WEEKEND TRIPS

Sip, Savor & Shop . . . . . . . . 20 Lake to Lava . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Explore Northern Idaho . 24 Food & Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

EPIC IDAHO ROADTRIP

Stops 1-10 . . . . . . . . . 30-40 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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For real-time road conditions, visit 511.idaho.gov or download the free Idaho Transportation Department 511 app on Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS). ITCP: 20-43160-25,000

There’s a lot to see and experience along Idaho’s Scenic Byways, including whitewater adventures, fly fishing blue-ribbon streams, relaxing on sunny beaches and tasting wine in idyllic vineyards. For a quick adventure, try one of the day trips for new finds in a time crunch. For a true escape, the three-day weekend trips may be the perfect getaway. And if the world is your oyster and you want to explore the entire state, the Epic Idaho Road Trip has you covered. Do it all at once or enjoy sections as your time allows. Everything is mapped out so you don’t miss a thing. Each trip follows at least one scenic byway, and highlights the route, mileage, and activity suggestions along the way. Allot a bit more time for attractions that aren’t directly on the main route. You may also want to book some activities in advance, such as tee times, jet boat tours and rafting trips. Many of our road trip guides include recommendations for local breweries and wineries. While we want you to enjoy these local Idaho libations, we remind you to drink responsibly. Find additional adventures, lodging ideas and more iconic Idaho experiences at visitidaho.org. Tag your epic road trip photos #VisitIdaho and #RoadTripIdaho. *Due to winter snowfall, most of these trips are best suited for warmer months—spring through fall.

All photos in this publication are credited to Idaho Tourism (except advertisements).

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CANADA

WA

MT The Nature Seeker Elk River Back Country Byway

Moscow

Lewiston

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

Payette River Scenic Byway McCall

Wet ‘N Wild Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

Payette River Scenic Byway

Fort Henry Historic Byway

Mesa Falls

Island Park Mesa Falls Scenic Byway Ashton Teton Scenic Byway

WY Victor

Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway Boise

The Lowman Loop

OR Mountain Home

The Geologic Explorer

Thousand Springs Scenic Byway Buhl

Twin Falls

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DAY TRIPS Sometimes you want to get away for an adventure, but

don’t have much time. With casual hikes, waterfalls,

historical sites and stunning scenery, these four short day-trips are sure to get you there. The Nature Seeker route in North Central Idaho is heavy on outdoor exploration. Visit Hells Gate State Park or hike a few miles to reach the three waterfalls that make up Elk Creek Falls. In South Central Idaho, The Geologic Explorer route leads you to a mysteriously balanced 40-ton rock, past historic fossil beds and to stunning waterfalls. In Eastern Idaho, the Mesa Falls day trip guides you to thundering waterfalls, the Teton Geotourism Center and giant sand dunes in St. Anthony. Finally, the Wet ‘N Wild takes adventurers into spectacular Hells Canyon— America’s deepest river gorge—via raft or jet boat. Finally, The Lowman Loop takes you through the city and into the wild, where both fine dining and rushing rivers can be experienced in a day.

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DAY TRIP

THE NATURE SEEKER Spend a day driving around

North Central Idaho and explore the waterfalls, wildlife preserves and scenery this area has to offer. Make sure to stop for the afternoon and check out the local wineries featuring varietals from the Lewis Clark Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area).

Moscow Mountain

Total Drive Time: 4 Hours 35 Minutes Total Mileage: 205 Best Time to Travel: Late May–October Scenic Byways: + Elk River Back Country Byway + Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Good For: + Experience Seekers + Frugal Boomers + Go For It Families + Adventure Seekers Eat: + Lodgepole, Moscow + One World Cafe, Moscow + Hardware Brewing Company, Kendrick + Mystic Cafe, Lewiston + The Lunch Box, Lewiston

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Lindsay Creek Vineyards, Lewiston

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DAY TRIP

THE GEOLOGIC EXPLORER Take a day to discover Idaho’s

geological past, archaeological finds and World War II monuments. Allow extra time to see some of the attractions that are off the main road, like Balanced Rock and Minidoka National Historic Site. Pack a light jacket, river shoes and a swimsuit. Make sure to stop at the Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitors Center and Museum in downtown Hagerman. Grab maps and brush up on your history and geology before heading out of town to view the fossil beds themselves.

Scenic Overlook, Shoshone Falls

Total Drive Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes Total Mileage: 100 Best Time to Travel: Spring, Early Summer, Fall Scenic Byways: + Thousand Springs Scenic Byway Good For: + Finding Self Seekers + Frugal Boomers + Go For It Families Eat: + Buffalo Cafe, Twin Falls + Milner’s Gate, Twin Falls + Elevation 486, Twin Falls + Snake River Grill, Bliss + The Burrito Lady, Shoshone

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Homemade Ice Cream at Cloverleaf Creamery

GET INTO HOT WATER Springs aren’t just for sightseeing! Stop for a soak at Miracle or Banbury Hot Springs near Buhl. Both hot spots offer geothermal pools guaranteed to deliver total relaxation. Banbury also has a launch area where you can set out on your paddleboard or rent a kayak to explore a gentle section of the Snake River.

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF:

MINIDOKA RELOCATION CENTER In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast were forced to move to relocation centers. Minidoka held more than 9,000 people, most of whom were U.S. citizens. Today, a 1.6-mile trail takes you past exhibits.

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DAY TRIP

MESA FALLS Mesa Falls

To experience Mother Nature

at her finest, buckle up for this spectacular ride in Eastern Idaho. Your destination may be Mesa Falls, but along the way you’ll enjoy picture-perfect views of the Grand Teton Mountains against lush farmland, the legendary Henry’s Fork of the Snake River shimmering in the sunlight and trumpeter swans gliding in Harriman State Park’s Silver Lake. Plan a full day to experience Mesa Falls and its visitor center, take a leisurely walk in Harriman State Park and hike up a few sand dunes. Pack binoculars, sneakers, water shoes and a fly rod. Fort Henry Scenic Byway—from Island Park to Kilgore—is an unpaved, hard-packed dirt road. Drive slowly but enjoy the rustic solitude this route provides.

Total Drive Time: 5 Hours 10 Minutes Total Mileage: 215 Best Time to Travel: Mid April–October Scenic Byways: + Teton Scenic Byway + Mesa Falls Scenic Byway + Fort Henry Historic Byway Good For: + Finding Self Seekers + Experience Seekers + Frugal Boomers + Go For It Families Eat: + Big Hole Bagels & Bistro, Driggs + Boondocks Restaurant, Island Park + Forage Bistro and Lounge, Driggs + Teton Thai, Driggs + Big Hole BBQ, Victor

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MONTANA IDAHO

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Victor Emporium Victor Emporium, Victor

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BLUE RIBBON WATERS A mecca for fly fishermen the world over, Henry’s Fork of the Snake River is prized for its trout and meandering, picturesque waters. Box Canyon is one of the more accessible fishing areas, and the waters in Harriman State Park offer some of the best dry fly fishing anywhere.

MESA FALLS Along Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Upper and Lower Mesa Falls tumble dramatically over volcanic rock that’s more than a million years old. Experience the beauty of the Upper Falls from a viewing platform near the Mesa Falls Visitor Center. Hike a mile to the Lower Falls or drive south on the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway to the Grandview Overlook.

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DAY TRIP

WET ‘N WILD This adventure promises a

wild ride through Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge and one of Idaho’s most pristine landscapes. You’ll drive alongside the mighty Snake River as it twists through the canyon, and stop to take in breathtaking scenery, play in the water or cast a line. The road stops just beyond the Hells Canyon Dam, but you can venture farther into the wild on a guided raft or jet boat tour. Hells Canyon is remote, so fill up on gas, drinks and snacks before you leave Council or Cambridge. Bring binoculars and possibly water shoes and bathing suits for splashing and soaking along the way. Keep an eye on the clock during this trip as you cross from Mountain time to Pacific time along the drive.

Hells Canyon

Total Drive Time: 7 Hours 28 Minutes Total Mileage: 287 Best Time to Travel: Spring–Fall Scenic Byways: + Payette River Scenic Byway + Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Good For: + Young Free Spirits + Adventure Seekers + Go For It Families + The Bucket Listers Eat: + Stacy Cakes, McCall + McCall Brewing Company, McCall + Frenchies, McCall + Round Up Coffee House, Cambridge + Shy Simons Pizza, Council

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BOOK A BOAT TRIP Many jet boat tour operators offer 2- and 5-hour jet boat tours, and full- to multi-day rafting and fishing trips. While Hells Canyon Adventures launches from the visitor center along this route, many more operators depart from points farther north along the Snake River. Check Idaho’s Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board or Raft Idaho to find your perfect outfitter for this experience.

Head back the way you came after visiting the Hells Canyon Visitor Center and take OR-86 for the stunning, sweeping views from Hells Canyon Overlook. Completely worth the extra three hours round trip this takes you to get to the top and back down, the spot is perfect for a picnic stop before heading back to McCall for the day. This route crosses over a time zone, so keep an eye on the clock! You’ll lose and/or gain an hour depending on which direction you’re driving.

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THE LOWMAN LOOP Hop in the car and enjoy the

ride as you explore Southwest Idaho’s gorgeous landscape along the Lowman Loop. During your trip, you’ll find one-of- a-kind opportunities like wandering through the dense Boise National Forest, taking a dip in the legendary Payette River and discovering the region’s rich mining history. With easy access to multiple scenic byways and mesmerizing viewpoints from mountain top to riverbed, one thing is for sure, this route is sure to entertain.

Kirkham Hot Springs, near Lowman

Total Drive Time: 3 Hours 35 Minutes Total Mileage: 149 Best Time to Travel: Spring, Summer, Fall Scenic Byways: + Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway + Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway + Payette River Scenic Byway Good For: + Experience Seekers + Whitewater Lovers + Woodland Explorers + Adventure Enthusiasts Eat: + Rembrandts, Eagle + The Perks of Life, Eagle + Kit’s Riverside, Horseshoe Bend + The Gold Mine, Idaho City + Sarsaparilla Ice Cream Parlor, Idaho City + Sourdough Lodge, Lowman

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ROUTE MAP Crouch

1

D

Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

Garden Valley

Banks

C

4

Lowman

17

A

E

55

Payette River

J

Payette River Scenic Byway

B Horseshoe Bend

21 Boise National Forest

F G

3

Idaho City

55

Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway 21

2

Boise

Lucky Peak State Park

Boise

THINGS TO EXPLORE A

Raft the Payette River

B

Zip Line Idaho

C

Kirkham Hot Springs

D

Starlight Mountain Theatre

E

Garden Valley Trail Rides

F

The Springs

G

Boise Basin Museum

RAFT THE PAYETTE RIVER

A

The Payette River hits all the marks: stretches of whitewater with plenty of pool and drop rapids to extreme whitewater not suited for the faint of heart. From wildlife viewing to adrenaline pumping, guides can take you down whichever stretch best suits your family’s activity level. Check out raftidaho.org for available trips.

Payette River, Horseshoe Bend

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IDAHO TOURISM

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Lakefront twists & turns for all Explore the world’s only floating golf green, a massive theme park, luxurious spas, deluxe accommodations, a lakefront downtown with hundreds of shops and world-class dining. Explore Idaho’s top scenic destination and all its attractions. Visit us today at: coeurdalene.org

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CANADA

International Selkirk Scenic Byway Bonners Ferry Panhandle Scenic Byway Sandpoint

Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

Coeur d'Alene

Explore Northern Idaho

WA

MT

White Pine Scenic Byway Moscow

Food & Fun McCall Payette River Scenic Byway Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway

WY

Stanley

Boise

Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

Sawtooth Scenic Byway

Ketchum

Sip, Savor & Shop

Hailey

OR

Pocatello

Oregon Trail–Bear Lake Scenic Byway

Lake to Lava Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

Twin Falls

Lava Hot Springs

Montpelier

Pioneer Historic Byway

UT

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WEEKEND TRIPS These three-day getaways are perfect for a leisurely

escape or a long holiday weekend. The Sip, Savor, and Shop itinerary is for the traveler looking to relax and unwind. Explore Boise’s many local boutiques, drive through the stunning Sawtooth Mountains and book a spa day at the Sun Valley Resort. The Lake to Lava route in the Southeast corner of the state offers water-based fun with hot spring soaking, boating and swimming. Hiking and biking keep the body active, while historical museums feed the mind. Explore Northern Idaho takes travelers through the amazing scenic drives of the area. Zip lining, breweries, golfing and more can easily fill any free time. The Food and Fun route in Southwest Idaho is the perfect trip for a foodie-focused weekend. With local cafÊs, restaurants, breweries, wineries, farmers markets and more to explore, the only thing you need to pack is your appetite.

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WEEKEND GETAWAY

SIP, SAVOR & SHOP Koenig Vineyards, Caldwell

Escape the pressures of life with this beautiful

and relaxing trip along eight of Idaho’s scenic byways. Stop along the way for stunning panoramic views, shop local boutiques and relax with a bit of spa time. Take the scenic byway loop outside of Boise on day one to sample and sip local Idaho wine in the many vineyards along the way.

Total Drive Time: 9 Hours Total Mileage: 440 Best Time to Travel: Spring–Fall Good For: + Experience Seekers + Adventure Seekers + Finding Self Seekers + Dream Trippers

A Day in Boise DAY ONE

Scenic Byways: + Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway + Western Heritage Historic Byway + Lower Payette Heritage Byway Eat: + Capitol Cellars, Boise + Edge Brewing Company, Boise + Barbacoa, Boise To Do: + Bike the Boise Greenbelt + Sunnyslope Wine Trail + The Basque Museum & Cultural Center + Shop Downtown Boise + Shop The Village at Meridian

Drive to Ketchum

Return to Boise

Total Drive Time: 4-5 Hours Total Mileage: 202.2

Total Drive Time: 4 Hours Total Mileage: 238.1

Scenic Byways: + Payette River Scenic Byway + Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway + Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway + Sawtooth Scenic Byway

Scenic Byways: + Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

DAY TWO

Eat: + The Chef’s Hut, Boise + Sawtooth Luce’s, Stanley + Enoteca, Ketchum To Do: + Kirkham Hot Springs + Hike the Sawtooth Mountains + Paddle Redfish Lake + Shop & Dine in Ketchum

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Eat: + Jersey Girl, Hailey + Koto Brewing Company, Twin Falls + Luciano’s, Boise To Do: + Sun Valley Resort + Perrine Bridge Overlook + Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument + Bruneau Dunes State Park


ROUTE MAP Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway

21 Stanley

Lower Payette Heritage Byway

55 Caldwell

G

Boise

Nampa

Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway

Banks

Payette River

1

Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

Payette River Scenic Byway

D

Lowman

21

Redfish Lake B

Sawtooth National Forest

21

A

75

2

Boise National Forest

E

Western Heritage Historic Byway

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Sun Valley

Ketchum Hailey F Bellevue

84

20

75 Sawtooth

Scenic Byway

Mountain Home

51 78

Bruneau Dunes State Park

84

Bliss

Shoshone

Glenns Ferry

93

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Thousand Springs State Park C

Boise

A

Ernest Hemingway’s Gravesite & Memorial

B

Redfish Lake Ferry Thousand Springs State Park

D

Idaho State Museum

E

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

F

Wood River Trail

SUNNYSLOPE WINE TRAIL

84

Twin Falls

H

This beautiful resort was opened in the winter of 1936 as “America’s First Destination Ski Resort.” Stop in and walk around the main lobby of the lodge for beautiful architecture and access to an outdoor ice skating rink, and enjoy pictures of celebrities who have visited since the lodge first opened. Head to the basement for a game of bowling and arcade fun!

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For a scenic and tasty loop, explore the Sunnyslope Wine Trail outside of Boise. With 15 wineries to explore, the trail follows the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway as it winds its way through Idaho’s Snake River Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area). Get there by following the Western Heritage Historic Byway, and then return on the Lower Payette Heritage Byway.

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Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

3

SUN VALLEY RESORT

THINGS TO EXPLORE

C

30

Sun Valley Resort

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WEEKEND GETAWAY

LAKE TO LAVA Bear Lake State Park

Head for fun in the sun at Bear Lake, and then

continue on to relaxing Lava Hot Springs. At Bear Lake you can boat, jet ski and swim in dazzling waters. Adventure awaits offshore, too. Trails for hiking and off-roading are plentiful, and bird watchers should not forget their binoculars.

Total Drive Time: 4 Hours 19 Minutes Total Mileage: 228 Best Time to Travel: Spring–Fall Good For:

Just a short drive away is the town of Lava Hot Springs—an essential Idaho experience. Swim and play in the town’s naturally heated outdoor and indoor pools, water slides and kiddie areas, or opt for total relaxation in sublime mineral-rich hot springs.

+ Experience Seekers + Young Free Spirits + Go For It Families + Frugal Boomers

Pocatello to Fish Haven

Fish Haven to Lava Hot Springs

Return to Pocatello

Total Drive Time: 2 Hours Total Mileage: 111

Total Drive Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes Total Mileage: 80.8

Total Drive Time: 40 Minutes Total Mileage: 36

Scenic Byways: + Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway + Pioneer Historic Scenic Byway

Scenic Byways: + Pioneer Scenic Byway

Scenic Byways: + Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway

DAY ONE

Eat: + Fifth Street Bagelry, Pocatello + New York Deli, Preston + Coopers at Bear Lake West, Fish Haven To Do: + Harkness Hotel Salon & Spa + Soda Springs Geyser + Hike Pebble Creek Ski Area

DAY TWO

Eat: + Ranch Hand Trail Stop, Montpelier + Geyser View Restaurant, Soda Springs + Greystone Manor, Lava Hot Springs To Do: + Lava Zipline Adventure + Explore Historic Chesterfield + Float the Portneuf River + Baker Ranch Wagon Rides

DAY THREE

Eat: + Main Street Eatery, Lava Hot Springs + Portneuf Valley Brewing, Pocatello + Buddy’s Italian Restaurant, Pocatello To Do: + Historic Downtown Shops, Pocatello + Hike & Bike City Creek Trails + Zoo Idaho

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1

86

ROUTE MAP

D

Pocatello C

Portneuf River

Inkom

15

34 Caribou-Targhee National Forest

F 30

McCammon

15

30

3

Soda Springs

Lava Hot Springs

30 Oregon TrailBear Lake Scenic Byway 34

89 Pioneer Historic Byway

Montpelier A B

IDAHO

91

15

WYOMING

36

Paris

89

Bear River

Bear Lake State Park

G Preston IDAHO

E

Fish Haven

2

UTAH Pocatello

THINGS TO EXPLORE A

National Oregon/California Trail Center

B

Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge

C

Idaho Museum of Natural History

D

Fort Hall Replica

E

Minnetonka Cave

LAVA HOT SPRINGS

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At 160 square miles, the giant recreation haven of Bear Lake spans the IdahoUtah border. You can rent boats, jet skis, paddleboards and other gear from local operators.PHOTO Call ahead to North Beach Rentals for availability and store location, as the area is a bit remote.

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Long before modern day settlers came to the area, the Bannock and Shoshone Indian tribes gathered at these springs. Now known for the relaxing and restorative mineral waters, the Lava Hot Springs hot pools are made up of five soaking pools of varying temperature without the sulfur odor. The more adventurous visitor can take a dip at the Olympic Swimming Pool and Waterpark. Here you’ll find speed slides, diving platforms and a kiddie pool play area perfect for the smaller adventurers in your group.

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BEAR LAKE

Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools

PHOTO

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WEEKEND GETAWAY

EXPLORE NORTHERN IDAHO Route of the Hiawatha, Wallace

With so many amazing places to explore in this

part of the state, you’ll want to return again and again. Not only is this area beautiful—you can travel on four different scenic byways during this getaway. The people are friendly, the food is delicious and there’s plenty of history and activities to keep you busy for days. For craft beer lovers, check out the plethora of craft breweries and see why Idaho’s craft beers continue their rise in popularity.

Total Drive Time: 8 Hours 49 Minutes Total Mileage: 419 Best Time to Travel: Spring–Fall Good For: + Experience Seekers + Young Free Spirits + Adventure Seekers + Foodies

Moscow to Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene to Bonners Ferry

Bonners Ferry to Moscow

Total Drive Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes Total Mileage: 119.10

Total Drive Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes Total Mileage: 105

Total Drive Time: 4 Hours 8 Minutes Total Mileage: 195

Scenic Byways: + White Pine Scenic Byway

Scenic Byways: + Panhandle Historic Byway + Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway

Scenic Byways: + Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway + Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

Eat: + Le Peep, Coeur d’Alene + Baxters on Cedar, Sandpoint + Feist Creek Restaurant, Bonners Ferry

Eat: + Soul Shine Bistro, Bonners Ferry + MickDuffs Brewing Company, Sandpoint + Sangria Grille, Moscow

To Do: + Floating Green at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course + StoneRidge Golf Course + Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

To Do: + Kootenai River Casino + Explore historic town of Harrison + Idaho Repertory Theater + Lake Pend Oreille Lake Cruise

DAY ONE

Eat: + Bucer’s Coffee House Pub, Moscow + Ten/6, Coeur d’Alene + Seasons Fresh Grill, Coeur d’Alene To Do: + Moscow Farmers Market + Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center + McConnell Mansion

DAY TWO

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Bonners Ferry

Columbia River

IDAHO

WASHINGTON

Colville National Forest

2 Priest Lake

Panhandle Historic Byway

ROUTE MAP

3

Kootenai National Forest

U Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway

T Kaniksu National Forest

B S

K Sandpoint L

2 41

95

Blanchard

Lake Pend Oreille

I

Farragut State Park

H P

41

2

Q

N Lake Coeur d’Alene Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

90

Hayden A R

Coeur d’Alene National Forest

Coeur d’Alene J

3

C

Kellogg

90 F

97

D

Saint Maries

G

White Pine Scenic Byway

NA TA ON HO M A ID

6

E

Wallace

Saint Joe National Forest

Moscow

95

Moscow

1

O M

THINGS TO EXPLORE A

Coeur d’Alene Resort

B

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

C

Coeur d’Alene Casino & Resort Hotel

D

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

E

Historic Town of Wallace

F

Cataldo Mission

G

Route of the Hiawatha

H

Silverwood Theme Park

I

Farragut State Park

WINERIES J

Coeur d’Alene Cellars, Coeur d’Alene

K

Pend Oreille Winery, Sandpoint

L

Small House Winery, Sandpoint

M

Colter’s Creek Winery Tasting Room, Moscow

N

Castaway Cellars, Coeur d’Alene

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PHOTO Farmers Market, Moscow

CRAFT BREWERIES O

Hunga Dunga Brewing, Moscow

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Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company, Post Falls

Q

Daft Badger Brewing, Coeur d’Alene

R

Mad Bomber Brewing Company, Hayden

S

Utara Brewing Company, Sandpoint

T

Laughing Dog Brewery, Ponderay

U

Kootenai River Brewery, Bonners Ferry

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WEEKEND GETAWAY

FOOD & FUN Capital City Public Market, Downtown Boise

Local restaurants, wine, craft beer and cultural

experiences are the trademarks of this weekend getaway. When agriculture is the number one industry in the state, great restaurants, food and wine are sure to follow. Each day features a “Food to Explore,” broken down by breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take the scenic route on day two by swinging down to visit Swan Falls Dam. You’ll drive along two scenic byways before heading back up to enjoy the mountain town (and food) of McCall. We’ve listed some fun activities and adventures along the route for any downtime between meals.

Total Drive Time: 7 Hours 12 Minutes Total Mileage: 335 Best Time to Travel: Spring–Fall Good For: + Foodies + Young Free Spirits + Finding Self-Seekers + Experience Seekers

Begin in Boise

Drive to McCall

Return to Boise

FOOD TO EXPLORE

Scenic Byways: + Western Heritage Historic Byway + Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway

Scenic Byways: + Payette River Scenic Byway

DAY ONE

Breakfast: + Slow by Slow Coffee Bar, Boise + Guru Donuts, Boise + Bacon, Boise + Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro, Boise Lunch: + Even Stevens Sandwiches, Boise + Wildroot Café and Market, Boise + The Wylder, Boise Dinner: + Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Boise + Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise + Juniper, Boise

DAY TWO

FOOD TO EXPLORE

DAY THREE

FOOD TO EXPLORE

Breakfast: + Waffle Me Up, Boise + Moon’s Kitchen Café, Boise + Janjou Patisserie, Boise

Breakfast: + The McCall Pancake House, McCall + Fogglifter Cafe, McCall + Mountain Java, McCall

Lunch: + The Orchard House, Caldwell + Weiser Classic Candy, Weiser + Bistro 45, MCall

Lunch: + My Father’s Place, McCall + Pueblo Lindo, McCall + Stax Sandwiches, McCall

Dinner: + The Sushi Bar, McCall + Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, McCall + The Anchor Restaurant, McCall

Dinner: + Kibrom’s, Boise + The Modern Hotel + Bar, Boise + Alavita, Boise

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ROUTE MAP Payette Lake

New Meadows

F Snake River

E B

3

McCall D Payette National Forest

Donnelly

95

Lake Cascade

55

Cambridge

Cascade G

84

Warm Lake

95 Weiser

55

K 200

Ontario

Payette River Scenic Byway Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway

J

Payette River Horseshoe Bend

C

Parma

Snake River

84 I

55

Eagle

H

1

Kuna

Boise

A

OREGON

IDAHO

Western Heritage Historic Byway

Boise

Boise National Forest

2

Lucky Peak State Park

Swan Falls Dam

URBAN WINE DISTRICT THINGS TO EXPLORE

H

Split Rail Wineries, Garden City

H

Cinder Wines, Garden City

H

Telaya Wine Co., Garden City

H

Coiled Wines, Garden City

H

Potter Wines, Boise

A

Mouvance Winery, Boise

A

Capital City Public Market

A

Indulge Boise Food Tours

A

Boise Greenbelt

A

Boise Farmers Market

B

McCall Ale Trail

C

Raft the Payette River

D

Jug Mountain Ranch

E

Payette Lake

F

Hells Canyon South Entrance

A

Kelly’s Whitewater Park

Sweet Valley Cookie Company, Boise

G

I

Stella’s Ice Cream, Nampa

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STOP FOR SNACKS

J

Fireside Mallow Company, Caldwell

K

Weiser Classic Candy, Weiser

B

Ice Cream Alley, McCall

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CANADA

Bonners Ferry

Sandpoint

Coeur d’Alene White Pine Scenic Byway

Wallace

WA

MT Moscow

Lewiston Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

Grangeville

Salmon

New Meadows

McCall Payette River Scenic Byway Sacajawea Scenic Byway

Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway

Banks

Stanley

Salmon River Scenic Byway

Rexburg

Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway

Victor

Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway Boise

OR

Idaho Falls

Sun Valley

Sawtooth Scenic Byway

WY

Pocatello

Twin Falls

UT

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THE EPIC IDAHO ROAD TRIP As the 14th largest state in the country, it will take

more than a long weekend to explore Idaho from

top to bottom. The Epic Idaho Road Trip was created as a way to highlight the beautiful scenic byways, vast landscapes, and all the fun adventures, food and history that Idaho has to offer. This 10-day route includes time to stop and enjoy attractions and activities each day before heading out to your next destination. Total mileage and estimated drive time are notated on each map for planning purposes. The Epic Idaho Road Trip can be easily tailored to fit your specific travel style and interests. Stay an extra day or two in a place you really love. Tackle more adventures from the “Things to Explore� listing in each section, or just follow the scenic byways and let the beauty of Idaho speak for itself. Whatever you choose, Idaho is sure to surprise and delight with every curve of the road.

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EPIC

THE EPIC IDAHO ROAD TRIP Total Drive Time: 35 Hours 20 Minutes Total Mileage: 1,763

Highway 75

Best Time to Travel: June–September Good For: + Young Free Spirits + Adventure Seekers + Go For It Families + Experience Seekers

We go big in Idaho: North America’s deepest river gorge, millions of acres of wildlands, jagged peaks, world-class trout streams and hundreds of alpine lakes. On this epic trip, you’ll play your way through the most stunning of these landscapes.

One dramatic vista after another greets you as you travel several scenic byways, stopping to raft, swim, or jet boat in Idaho’s many streams, rivers, and lakes, golf the expanse of gorgeous courses or hike to secluded springs. There are quieter experiences, too, for those who prefer the solitude of one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite streams or sipping wine in a serene vineyard. The journey begins and ends in Boise. Adventures in Idaho offer options for varying ages and experience levels, so bring all your friends and family. Bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and other gear are available to rent from outfitters and local shops throughout the trip.

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Total Drive Time:

2 Hours 20 Minutes

Boise to McCall

Total Mileage: 109

STOP ONE

F

Scenic Byways: + Payette River Scenic Byway

Payette Lake E D

2

Eat: + Neckar Coffee, Boise + Certified Kitchen Bakery, Boise + The Sushi Bar, McCall

McCall

55

Things to Explore: A Payette River B Kelly’s Whitewater Park C Tamarack Resort D Ponderosa State Park E Payette Lake F Zims Hot Springs

Donnelly C

Lake Cascade

Cascade

McCall This laid back mountain town is the perfect destination for long days on the shores of Payette Lake. You can rent anything you need within blocks of the lake, including bikes, boats, paddleboards and inner tubes. You’ll find more beach access, volleyball and fishing at the nearby Ponderosa State Park, and trails, lakes and secluded fishing spots throughout the surrounding Payette National Forest. At nearby Brundage Mountain Resort, you can hit up lift-served downhill mountain biking trails, or take a scenic chairlift ride up to familyfriendly hiking trails. Hit up Ice Cream Alley on your way out of town for a sweet treat!

B

55

Payette River Scenic Byway

Banks

Payette River A

Horseshoe Bend

55

Kelly’s Whitewater

de

Park, near Casca

Downtown Boise

Boise

1

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Total Drive Time:

3 Hours 38 Minutes

OREGON

STOP TWO

IDAHO

Total Mileage: 187

McCall to Lewiston

Saint Joe National Forest

Scenic Byways: + Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Eat: + Two Rivers Coffee Roasters, Riggins + Hearthstone Bakery, Kamiah + Fazzari’s, Lewiston

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

Things to Explore: A Dog Bark Park Inn B Nez Perce National Historical Park Sites C Wolf Education and Research Center (by appointment only) D Rafting in Hells Canyon or the Salmon River E Hells Gate State Park

B

12

Spalding

2 Lewiston

12

E

Kamiah

C

Lewis-Clark Valley Tasting Rooms

162

A

7

+ Lindsay Creek Vineyards + Clearwater Canyon Cellars

Grangeville

+ Colter’s Creek Winery + Vine 46

95

+ Rivuara Estate Vineyards

Riggins

D

East City Park, Moscow

95

Payette Lake

New Meadows 55

McCall

1

Snake River r, McCall

Rive North Fork of the Payette

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Total Drive Time:

3 Hours 3 Minutes

Lewiston to Coeur d’Alene

Total Mileage: 151

STOP THREE Scenic Byways: + White Pine Scenic Byway Eat: + Buy the Dozen, Moscow + Republic Kitchen Taphouse, Post Falls + Honey Social Club, Coeur d’Alene

Route of the Hiawatha

Hayden Lake B

2

Coeur d’Alene C

D

Wallace

90

A

Lake Coeur d’Alene 3

St. Joe River St. Maries

IDAHO

WASHINGTON

Things to Explore: A Coeur d’Alene Lake Cruises B Lake Coeur d’Alene B Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course B Parasailing & Sea Plane Tours B Tubbs Hill Hike & Bird Watching C Hike & Bike North Idaho Centennial Trail D Bike Route of the Hiawatha Rail Trail E Camas Prairie Winery F Moscow Farmers Market F Moscow Craft Breweries

Spokane River

White Pine Scenic Byway

For an adventure a short drive outside of Coeur d’Alene, this 15-mile-long biking and hiking trail utilizes what could easily be one of the most scenic former railroad routes in the country. The last train ran this route in 1980, and the first 13 miles of the trail were opened to the public in 1998 for hiking and biking. The completely downhill trail now features 10 train tunnels and seven sky-high trestles. Shuttle buses are available at the end to transport you and your bike back to the top. Trail passes, shuttle tickets and mountain bike rentals with lights are available at Lookout Pass Ski Area.

3

6 95

Saint Joe National Forest 6

Bovill

Harvard

E

9 Deary

Moscow F

8

95

3

12

Lake Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene

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Lewiston

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Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway

Total Drive Time:

1 Hour 33 Minutes

Coeur d’Alene to Bonners Ferry

Total Mileage: 77.5

STOP FOUR

Kootenay River

Scenic Byways: + Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway Eat: + Blue Plate Cafe, Coeur d’Alene + Beet and Basil, Sandpoint + Two Tones Cafe, Bonners Ferry

E

Bonners Ferry

2

F

Priest Lake

Naples

Things to Explore: A Silverwood Theme Park B Explore Downtown Sandpoint C Schweitzer Mountain Resort— Horseback Riding and Huckleberry Picking D Lake Pend Oreille D Lake Pend Oreille Cruises E Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge F Boundary County Museum G Pend Oreille Winery & Small House Winery

International Selkirk Loop & Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway

2

Colburn

Kaniksu National Forest

C G

International Selkirk Loop

B

America’s only multi-national scenic drive, this 280-mile loop includes two of Idaho’s scenic byways—Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway and Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage—and encircles the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia, Canada. Drive the entire loop if you have the time, but make sure not to forget your passport as you’ll cross into Canada and back into the U.S.

Sandpoint

Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage Scenic Byway

95

D

Lake Pend Oreille Pend Oreille River

Granite

95 A

Coeur d’Alene National Forest Hayden

Hayden Lake

Silverwood Theme Park

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Coeur d’Alene Lake Coeur d’Alene

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Total Drive Time:

6 Hours 44 Minutes

Bonners Ferry to Salmon

Total Mileage: 380

STOP FIVE Scenic Byways: + Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway + Salmon River Scenic Byway + Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

CANADA IDAHO

Eat: + The Bread Basket, Bonners Ferry + Second Avenue Pizza, Sandpoint + The Shady Nook, Salmon

MONTANA

1

Things to Explore: A Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center B Bertram’s Salmon River Brewery C Middle Fork of the Salmon River Rafting and Fishing D Frank Church- River of No Return Wilderness

2

Bonners Ferry

Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway

Pend Orielle Scenic Byway

Kaniksu National Forest

Lake Pend Oreille

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River

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National Geographic ranks the Middle Fork of the Salmon River as one of the top three whitewater river trips in the world. It flows through the largest wilderness area in the Lower 48, the 2.4-millionacre Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness, a majestic and varied landscape of rugged cliffs and narrow canyons, forested shores and bluffs and 300+ named rapids. The ultimate Middle Fork experience is a five- to seven-day guided trip, which combines exhilarating whitewater with hiking, hot springs soaking, superb dining and wine sipping on the shores of a truly wild river.

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Total Mileage: 210

STOP SIX Scenic Byways: + Sacajawea Historic Byway + Teton Scenic Byway Eat + Oddfellow’s Bakery, Salmon + The Hickory, Rexburg + Spoons Bistro, Victor

Grand Teton Brewing Company

Things to Explore: A Backcountry Horseback Riding B Headwaters Golf Course C Victor to Driggs Rail Trail D Linn Canyon Ranch E Caribou-Targhee National Forest F Grand Teton Brewing Company G Spud Drive-In H Henry’s Fork Fly Fishing I Mesa Falls J Teton Reserve Golf Course

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Credited as the creator of the modern growler, this brewery first began operations in Wyoming in 1988, and moved to the base of the Teton Pass in Idaho ten years later to expand production. Local barley and hops, and nearby glacier water run-off make this beer a true “taste of Idaho.” Private brewery tours are offered—just call in advance to check availability.

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Total Drive Time:

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Total Mileage: 229

STOP SEVEN Scenic Byways: + Teton Scenic Byway Eat + Marigold Cafe, Driggs + El Herradero, Pocatello + Emma’s Cafe, Twin Falls

City of Rocks National Reserve Located roughly an hour south of Burley, this national reserve and neighboring state park, Castle Rocks, were once a known stopping point along the California Trail. Large rock formations lend the area its name, and many still bear the signatures of some of the emigrants that passed through. The area is known for rock climbing, hiking, biking and camping. Be sure to stop into the visitor center and talk to a local ranger for more information on this historic and adventurous landscape.

Things to Explore: A Wildlife Viewing along the Snake River B Museum of Idaho C Museum of Clean D Massacre Rocks State Park E Shoshone Bannock Tribal Museum F Shoshone Falls G Idaho Potato Museum H City of Rocks National Reserve

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Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. You’ll know you’re close as the surrounding desert landscape starts to change around you into black hardened lava rock. Temperatures vary throughout the year, reaching sweltering levels in the summer and dipping below freezing in the winter. In 2017 the monument was designated an International Dark Sky Park for its outstanding night skies and low light pollution. Stop at the visitor center at the entrance to learn about the past, present and future of the lava fields that form this otherworldly landscape.

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Challis to Stanley STOP NINE Scenic Byways: + Salmon River Scenic Byway Eat: + Teacup CafĂŠ and Bakery, Challis + Stanley Baking Company, Stanley + Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley Things to Explore: A Redfish Lake B Hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains C Bayhorse and Custer Ghost Towns D Land of Yankee Fork State Park E Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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750,000+ Acres of Adventure The Sawtooth National Recreation area consists of over 700 miles of trail, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet and 300 plus high mountain alpine lakes. Ideal for outdoor recreation and adventure, there’s more than enough to keep any mountain enthusiast busy. Pick up maps and talk to Forest Service staff at the Sawtooth NRA Ranger Station on Route 75 just south of Stanley.

EXTRA TIME? If you have some extra time, make sure to take the hour drive south down the Sawtooth Scenic Byway to the towns of Ketchum and Hailey. The byway offers stunning photo ops of the Sawtooth Mountains, and the picturesque towns feature local shopping, good food and miles of trails to hike or bike. See page 20 for trip suggestions in this area.

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Scenic Byways: + Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway + Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway + Payette River Scenic Byway Eat: + Mountain Village Restaurant, Stanley + Banks Store & Cafe, Banks + Sofia’s Greek Bistro, Garden City Things to Explore: A Kirkham Hot Springs B Raft the South Fork or Main Payette River C Zipline with Zip Idaho in Horseshoe Bend D Starlight Mountain Theatre E Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

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WINTER FESTIVALS & EVENTS NOVEMBER

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Winter Garden aGlow Boise

Idaho Potato Drop Boise

McCall Winter Carnival McCall

Fire & Ice Winterfest Lava Hot Springs

Wander through this winter wonderland with more than 400,000 dazzling lights on display. Runs November to January.

An unusual way to ring in the new year, the Idaho Potato Drop features a giant glowing potato.

This iconic 10-day festival features fireworks, snow sculptures, parades and more.

A quirky winter festival that features a costumed river float, a parade and fire performers.

Winter Spirit Lewiston

Wild West Winterfest Island Park

Sandpoint Winter Carnival Sandpoint

Historic downtown Lewiston is decked out in more than one million lights as part of this festive display.

A torch-lit snowmobile parade, vintage sled show and fireworks are just part of the festivities. Island Park also boasts the longest Main Street in the U.S. coming in at 33 miles!

This 10-day celebration kicks off with a parade of lights. Hit the town for live music, games and special culinary experiences. Don’t miss the fireworks show at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

Vintage Snowmobile Racing Priest Lake

Stanley Winterfest Stanley

Rev it up for some classic snowmobile fun in Northern Idaho with these vintage machines. Additional races are held in early and late February.

Say goodbye to cabin fever and embrace the elements during this winter festival. With unusual activities like outhouse races, raft rides and skijoring, it’s sure to be a good time.

Coeur d’Alene Holiday Light Show & Journey to the North Pole Cruise Coeur d’Alene Recognized as the largest on-the-water holiday light display in the nation, Coeur d’Alene Resort’s Holiday Light Show is nothing short of spectacular. Runs November to January.

Winter Wonderland Sun Valley/ Ketchum/Hailey Scavenger hunts, musical performances, sleigh rides and holiday lights are all part of this December celebration in the Wood River Valley.

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ATVs tow skiers and snowboarders down a snow-packed, downtown Wallace street course at the “Wildest Event in the Rockies,” while pro and amateur motorized snowbike racers from around the West and Canada compete on the grand prix course in Mullan.

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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS JANUARY

SEPTEMBER

Mac & Cheese Festival Coeur d’Alene

Farmers Markets Statewide

Emmett Cherry Festival Emmett

Oktoberfest Statewide

Celebrate this childhood food favorite at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Spend the day tasting deliciously cheesy dishes with craft beer pairings.

Stop by farmers markets around Idaho to pick up fresh, local produce and locally crafted goods while enjoying the sounds of local musicians. Many of the markets start in April and run through the fall months. You’ll find markets in Boise, Caldwell, Twin Falls, McCall, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, just to name a few.

Family-fun is the focus of the four-day Emmett Cherry Festival. This free event features cherries galore, parades and nightly concerts.

Find Oktoberfest celebrations all around Idaho, including Boise, Ketchum, Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and more. Wherever you’re traveling, you’ll likely be able to raise a glass to fall.

FEBRUARY Destination: Beer McCall Bundle up and sample craft beers from brewers across Idaho in the mountain town of McCall. Coeur d’Alene Food & Wine Festival Coeur d’Alene This weekend festival features wine tastings, seminars, cooking classes and unforgettable food.

MARCH Foodfort and Alefort Boise Foodfort pays tribute to all things culinary during the annual Treefort Music Fest. Eat your way through special tasting menus and collaborations, and attend culinary discussion panels. Alefort highlights mouthwatering beers, local wine and foods and craft cocktails.

APRIL Idaho Craft Beer Month Statewide Celebrate throughout the month of April with beer dinners, pairing events and tap takeovers designed to showcase the delicious fermentations Idaho brewers craft each year.

JUNE Savor Idaho Boise Stroll through the Idaho Botanical Garden while sampling Idaho’s awardwinning wines and chatting with local winemakers. From the Ashes, an American Smoked & Fired Foods Adventure Coeur d’Alene Come hungry! This festival welcomes nationally recognized pitmasters from across the U.S. to showcase the best of American barbecue.

Mountain Brewers’ Beer Fest Idaho Falls This beer lovers event features more than 100 breweries and even more beers. Food vendors and live music make thIs a perfect beer outing.

JULY Schweitzer Mountain Resort Northwest Winefest Sandpoint Celebrate great wine, amazing food and music in the village at Schweitzer Mountain above Sandpoint. In addition to wine and food offerings, head up the mountain for stunning views on the chairlift or take a ride on the zip line.

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OCTOBER Trailing of the Sheep Festival Ketchum Lamb is the food focus at this fall festival. Take cooking classes, immerse in the Basque culture and enjoy a variety of dining events featuring lamb dishes created by top chefs and restaurants. Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week Boise Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week means special menus and a chance to taste, sip, crunch and munch a huge variety of delicious creations from Boise’s talented local chefs. Restaurant Week is typically held the last week of October to early November.

Greek Food Festival Boise

Huckleberry Festival Wallace

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Grab a gyro and some baklava to get you started at the Greek Food Festival. In addition to a large menu of traditional Greek dishes, you can also enjoy live music and performances by Greek dancers.

Idaho’s state fruit is worth celebrating! Enjoy huckleberry-themed foods, crafts, games and live music.

Sippin’ in the City Boise

BBQ Days Kamiah Since 1936, this Labor Day weekend festival has been a staple in this Idaho town. In addition to dishing up delicious barbecue, you can also enjoy a parade, fun run and live music.

Sip your way through Idaho’s best wine. Sample sweet and savory bites in Boise while enjoying the musical styles of local artists.

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