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Dear Traveler, Welcome to our beautiful state! Idaho is blessed with unmatched natural landscapes – stunning mountain peaks, deep river gorges, thundering whitewater rapids, pristine lakes, the country’s only International Dark Sky Reserve, and more designated wilderness areas than you’ll find anywhere else in the lower 48 states. Almost every kind of outdoor recreation is imaginable. Eighteen ski resorts provide both winter and summer fun, and outstanding trails traverse the state for hiking, biking, horseback riding and backpacking. Rivers tumble through timbered canyons for exhilarating jet boating and rafting. Vibrant urban centers and small towns showcase Idaho’s bounty with their culinary offerings, including wines, craft beers and ciders. A vacation in Idaho is truly an adventure! As you travel across Idaho, you’ll discover that our history and culture are as diverse as our geography. Please explore the wonders of our great state. Idaho is not only an unforgettable place to visit, but also a great place to call home.

Sincerely,

Governor Brad Little

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visitidaho.org


TABLE OF CONTENTS Become an Idaho Aficionado

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Buckle Up for Your Idaho Adventure

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Ambassadors of Adventure

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The Scenic Route

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Arts, Culture & History

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More Bang for Your Buck

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Open Spaces & Dark Skies

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Make a Splash

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Snow Daze

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Idaho Perspective

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Ask an Expert

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Falling for Idaho

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Sip & Savor

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Resources

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LOOKOUT PASS SKI & RECREATION AREA, MULLAN

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We get visitors here, sure. Travelers. Folks just passing through. But strangers? Nah. We meet friends. Spend a day in Boise and you will feel right at home.

BOISE.ORG BOISE CONVENTION & VISITOR S BUREAU


OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY, BOISE

CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT & PRESERVE

@msmelissa208

@brykdelaney

SANDPOINT

MESA FALLS

@stevenscarcello

@kimbalue93

BECOME AN IDAHO AFICIONADO Trying to make the most of your time in Idaho? Plan the best road trip route? Check out these stops and experiences to help you craft the ultimate Idaho adventure list.

CATCH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS You don’t have to leave the continental U.S. to bask in the magic of the aurora borealis. Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake, Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene all offer dark skies perfect for spotting this natural phenomenon.

RIDE THE ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA This northern Idaho experience in the Bitterroot Mountains is considered the crown jewel of rail-to-trail rides in the U.S. Hop on a bike for this 15-mile downhill ride that takes you through tunnels and across sky-high trestles with breathtaking views. 6

VISIT AMERICA’S DEEPEST RIVER GORGE Deeper than the Grand Canyon, Hells Canyon has a lot of bragging rights! Here you can see a variety of wildlife, climb aboard a jet boat tour or raft the wild whitewater of this mesmerizing canyon.

STEP BACK INTO THE WILD WEST The Old Idaho Penitentiary housed some of the West’s boldest criminals for over 100 years, and now you can walk in their footsteps. Tour cell blocks, solitary confinement, and other historic buildings and exhibits at this unique prison.

SHOSHONE FALLS SPECTACULAR These tumbling waters stand 212-feet tall, making Shoshone Falls taller than Niagara Falls and the perfect spot for a majestic photo-op. View the falls from the overlook and walking trails at Shoshone Falls Park, or make the full-day paddle to the base of the falls for a different perspective.


WALK ON THE MOON Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve served as the training grounds for NASA astronauts, so why not join the likes of those adventurers and check it out for yourself? Explore miles of twisted lava trails, or head underground to traverse the lava tube cave system. For a quick trip, follow Loop Road through the park for volcanic viewpoints.

SENSATIONAL SPUDS ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA

The Idaho Potato Museum is the full tuber experience. Learn about Idaho’s role in the potato industry, see the world’s largest potato chip, and taste the Famous Idaho Potato a few ways in the cafe after exploring the exhibits.

@matthewtory

WATERFALL MAGIC These must-see falls in eastern Idaho were formed by the same natural forces that helped create Yellowstone National Park. Follow the boardwalk to the Upper Mesa Falls overlook, and then head to the Visitor Center to learn about the history of the area. Take the trail to Lower Mesa Falls for a second waterfall adventure.

ST. JOE NATIONAL FOREST, CLARKIA

REFISH LAKE

@danae_reann

@maryob617

HIP TO HUCKLEBERRIES Huckleberries are the state fruit of Idaho and the perfect summer treat for your taste buds. You’ll find huckleberry festivals, huckleberry ice cream and huckleberry cocktails across the state; and with a little bit of luck (and maybe a few tips from locals), you can even pick a stash of these decadent berries for yourself.

START YOUR DAY IN THE SAWTOOTHS Idaho’s iconic Sawtooth Mountain Range is the stuff outdoor dreams are made of. These towering peaks offer expansive backcountry access as well as easy trail options for any level of adventurer. For daytrips, overnight trips or just scenic drives, the Sawtooths shouldn’t be missed.

RELAX AT REDFISH LAKE Carved by a glacier, Redfish Lake sits in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley and is an epicenter of outdoor adventure. With hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking and camping all available around these crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches and stunning mountain views it will be hard to say goodbye. Ready to pack your bags? Find maps and more travel inspiration at visitidaho.org. We’ll see you soon! SHOSHONE FALLS @gavinvanderbeek


At the Boise Airport, the world is closer than you think. We’ll get you where you want to go with 20 nonstop destinations and even more one-stop connections around the world.

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Countless ways to play

Explore the world’s only floating golf green, a massive theme park, luxurious spas, a lakefront downtown with hundreds of shops and worldclass dining. Every day of every season there are countless ways to play and stay in Coeur d’Alene. Visit us today at: www.coeurdalene.org


B U C K L E U P F O R YO U R I DA H O A DV E N T U R E Despite the misconception, Idaho is not a Seattle

Midwestern state (it must be the potatoes or

Spokane

maybe that we begin with an “I” or end with Pullman

an “o” that throws people off ).

Lewiston

Portland

Instead, our upright-pan-shaped state is firmly tucked in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and even a sliver of Canada at the very top.

Boise

No matter your preferred mode of transportation, traveling to, through and around Idaho is easy. You can embark on an Idaho adventure from any of the following airports: Boise (BOI), Twin Falls (TWF), Pocatello (PIH), Sun Valley (SUN), Idaho Falls (IDA), Lewiston (LWS) or Spokane, Washington (GEG) — just 30 minutes from the northern Idaho state border.

Sun Valley Twin Falls

San Francisco

Salt Lake City

Reno

Sacramento Oakland

San Jose If the wide open road is calling your name, then Idaho is a perfect destination for an unforgettable road trip. Pack up the car, and prepare to fill up your phone’s memory with stunning scenery. No matter how you get here, we’ll be happy to welcome you.

DRIVE TIMES & MILEAGE TO IDAHO: SALT LAKE CITY, UT to TWIN FALLS: 3 hours and 13 minutes (219 miles) SEATTLE, WA to COEUR D’ALENE: 4 hours and 44 minutes (311 miles) PORTLAND, OR to BOISE: 6 hours and 37 minutes (430 miles) SPOKANE, WA to COEUR D’ALENE: 38 minutes (33 miles) SPOKANE, WA to SANDPOINT: 1 hour and 24 minutes (73 miles) EUGENE, OR to LEWISTON: 7 hours and 25 minutes (452 miles) MISSOULA, MT to VICTOR: 5 hours and 23 minutes (361 miles) BOZEMAN, MT to ISLAND PARK: 2 hours and 9 minutes (117 miles) RENO, NV to BOISE: 6 hours and 27 minutes (422 miles) LAS VEGAS, NV to BOISE: 9 hours and 35 minutes (624 miles) JACKSON HOLE, WY to BOISE: 5 hours and 41 minutes (370 miles)

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Las Vegas Los Angeles San Diego

Idaho Falls

Pocatello

Phoenix


Minneapolis

Chicago

Denver

Dallas

Houston

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO BOISE AIRPORT (BOI)* *All other Idaho cities listed on map have airport options.

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NDULGE ! Our historic downtown offers culinary delights, unique boutiques, and a setting that makes you want to slow down and unwind. As the gateway to Idaho’s wine country, you can sip and play here, too. Just a 25-minute drive from Boise, indulge in something a little out of the ordinary, authentic and memorable. Don’t just take our word for it. Come experience Nampa for yourself.

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AMBASSADORS OF ADVENTURE Offering breathtaking beauty and jaw-dropping adventure, the Idaho experience is often beyond words. That’s why we’re thankful to these talented writers and photographers for capturing the Idaho spirit and captivating us with their stories.

EMILY & BERTY MANDAGIE @themandagies

@traveling_newlyweds

Emily and Berty Mandagie are the husband and wife duo behind themandagies.com. Passionate about adventure photography and their Pacific Northwest home in Spokane, Washington, the couple loves sharing advice on hiking, camping, photography and exploring hidden places in their neighborhood with followers.

Alli and Bobby Talley are a traveling writer and photographer duo living in southern California. When they’re not road-tripping the U.S. with their bernedoodle, Sally, they’re busy planning their next adventure. What’s in the pipeline, you might ask? A baby! Bobby and Alli are expecting a little road-tripper in March 2020! Follow along on their adventures at @traveling_newlyweds and travelingnewlyweds.com.

DUSTY KLEIN

SARA SHEEHY

@dustykleiner

Oregon-born, Idaho-forged. Dusty is a weekend warrior with a passion and respect for the mountains. After graduating college, Dusty stuck around Boise for the city’s unique accessibility to the outdoors. Years later he’s still discovering those special places that make him proud to call Idaho home. Follow @dustykleiner as he explores every corner of our gorgeous state.

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ALLI & BOBBY TALLEY

@sarasheehy

Sara Sheehy is a writer and photographer who travels the world seeking wild places and great stories. She loves discovering off-the-beaten-path destinations, starting conversations with strangers and reading late into the night. When she’s not on the road, Sara spends her time exploring the mountains around her home base of Sun Valley.


CHRIS HUNT

Chris Hunt is the national digital director for Trout Unlimited (tu.org), where he blogs about fly-fishing almost daily. He’s also written four books on fly-fishing, and his work has appeared in dozens of publications – from The New York Times to the Fly Fish Journal and TROUT Magazine. He lives in Idaho Falls.

DANNY & ALICE SCOTT @americasgolfingcouple

Danny and Alice Scott are globetrotting the world and rediscovering America with a mission to bring to life the best of destinations. Known as “Couple of Travelers” and “America’s Golfing Couple,” their stories are found in regional magazines and newspapers, on the web and social media and over the airwaves. The sale of their enterprise Butthead Covers Inc. (the humorous upside-down animal golf club head covers) transitioned them from the corporate world to golf-travel writing 12 years ago. Inducted to the Golf Media Classic Hall of Fame, the couple reside in sunny Arizona when not surfing the earth.

JULIE HAHN

Julie Hahn is a freelance writer and editor who spends every free minute traveling, eating or traveling to eat. She’s married to a heck of a guy, has two very naughty dogs, and splits her time between Boise and the mountain town of Atlanta, Idaho.

MICHAEL BONOCORE @michaelbonocore

Never content with sleeping on a comfortable bed, Michael Bonocore loves to take advantage of Idaho’s pristine wilderness. Whether it be camping, snowboarding or hiking, Michael is always enjoying the Idaho life with his four-legged adventure sidekick, @Loki_The_Idaho_Adventure_Dog. Michael has worked in over 40 countries, leading photo workshops while working with local NGOs, tourism boards and adventure brands. When at home in Boise, Michael combines his love of dogs and his passion for photography by volunteering at Boise Bully Breed Rescue.

WADE PLAFCAN LARA DUNNING

@swadeky COVER PHOTOGRAPHER

Based in the Pacific Northwest, freelance writer Lara Dunning travels for delicious food and wine, geeks out over history, and is always up for a unique adventure. Her travel tales can be found in Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, trivago magazine, ShermansTravel, and Family Vacation Critic, to name a few, and on the blog Small Town Washington & Beyond where she shares her passion for small towns.

Location: Elephant’s Perch, near Stanley

Wade has miraculously never dropped his camera while shooting adventure rock climbing photos, but he has had it stolen by monkeys in Thailand. When not identifying plants as an ecologist in the western U.S., he spends his time mountain biking, climbing, canyoning or traveling internationally, with a camera in hand. His home base of Moab, Utah allows him endless access to incredible outdoor opportunities and an active lifestyle. He is passionate about sharing his love of the natural world through his photography. 15


THE SCENIC ROUTE

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WHITE BIRD HIILL SUMMIT, NEAR WHITE BIRD

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I DA H O SCENIC B Y WAY S

International Selkirk Bonners Ferry Loop & Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway Sandpoint Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage Scenic Byway

Pend Oreille Scenic Byway Coeur d’Alene

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Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

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Whether it’s the jagged gorges and deep canyons of the high-mountain desert or the alpine lakes and snow-capped mountains of our lush forests, Idaho’s 31 scenic byways provide a front-row seat for marveling at the state’s breathtaking beauty and diverse geography.

St. Joe River Scenic Byway

White Pine Scenic Byway

Elk River Backcountry Byway Moscow

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Gold Rush Historic Byway

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Kooskia

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Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

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Grangeville

93 North Fork

Riggins

Salmon Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

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Cascade

Lower Payette River Heritage Byway

Nampa

Jordan Valley

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Wildlife Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway Canyon 75 Scenic 21 Stanley Byway

Idaho City

Main Oregon Trail Backcountry Byway

Western Heritage Historic Byway Mountain Home

Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway

Sacajawea Historic Byway

Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

Dubois Rexburg

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Pioneer Historic Byway

Soda Springs

McCammon

Shoshone

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Driggs 33

Blackfoot Pocatello

Teton Scenic Byway

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Arco

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Mesa Falls Scenic Byway

Idaho Falls

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Hailey

Hagerman

Island Park

Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway

Oregon Trail – Bear Lake Scenic Byway

Preston

Albion

City of Rocks Backcountry Byway

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Spencer Lost Gold Trails Loop

Challis

Sun Valley

Ketchum

Fort Henry Historic Byway

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Sawtooth Scenic Byway

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Boise

Caldwell

Salmon River Scenic Byway

McCall Payette River Scenic Byway

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Lewis & Clark Backcountry Byway

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THE SCENIC ROUTE

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hat is a scenic byway?

A road that exhibits one of more

six core intrinsic qualities— scenic, natural, historic, recreational, archaeological, or cultural– contributing towards a unique travel experience. When planning your epic road trip, it’s good to have a destination in mind. So which byway is best when it’s time to hit the road? Get your motor running

with one of these 10 panoramic routes from PEND OREILLE SCENIC BYWAY

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around the state.

WILDLIFE CANYON SCENIC BYWAY

ST. JOE RIVER SCENIC BYWAY

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PAYETTE RIVER SCENIC BYWAY

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River for 75 miles. At the junction with Road 218, FS 50 heads north (left) and climbs 14 miles to the Idaho-Montana border. Roadway: Two-lane paved road with numerous pullouts and points of interest along the way. When to Visit: Throughout the year, between St. Maries and Avery. Avery to the Idaho/Montana border is usually open from May to November, but this section becomes a snowmobile route during winter.

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SACAJAWEA HISTORIC BYWAY

Attractions: Falls Creek Falls, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, and St. Joe Wild and Scenic River. Places to Stop: Full services in St. Maries and Avery; partial services in Calder.

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PAYETTE RIVER SCENIC BYWAY Length: 111.7 miles. Allow 2 hours, 15 minutes. Location: From Boise, head north on Idaho Highway 55 to the junction of U.S. Highway 95 in New Meadows. Roadway: Narrow, winding, two-lane paved road with occasional passing lanes and slow vehicle turnouts. When to Visit: Throughout the year.

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PEAKS TO CRATERS SCENIC BYWAY

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PEND OREILLE SCENIC BYWAY

Length: 33.4 miles. Allow 1 1/2 hours to enjoy the scenery and interpretive information. Location: Begins at U.S. 95 north of Sandpoint and follows Idaho 200 to the Montana state line. Roadway: Two-lane paved road with numerous scenic turnouts. If driving during winter, be prepared for winter road conditions, including ice and snow. When to Visit: Throughout the year. Winter scenes can be magnificent. Spring and fall colors are dramatic. Attractions: Lake Pend Oreille, Clark Fork River and Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Places to Stop: Full services in Clark Fork, Ponderay and Sandpoint; partial services in Hope.

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ST. JOE RIVER SCENIC BYWAY

Length: 89 miles. Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours, one way. Location: From St. Maries, at the junction of Idaho 3 and Forest Highway 50 (FS 50), head east along the St. Joe 20

Attractions: The Payette River, the Boise and Payette National Forests, Lake Cascade State Park, Smiths Ferry, Roseberry (one mile east of the byway on Roseberry Road at Donnelly), McCall and Ponderosa State Park. Places to Stop: Full services in Boise, Horseshoe Bend, Cascade, Donnelly, McCall and New Meadows.

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WILDLIFE CANYON SCENIC BYWAY Length: 33 miles. Allow 1 hour, one way. If driving from Boise, allow 3 hours for the 87-mile loop. Location: The route travels along Banks-Lowman Road and can be accessed either at Banks along Idaho 55 or at Lowman along Idaho 21. Either option will take you back to Boise. Roadway: Two-lane paved road with several turnouts for scenic viewing. Roadway is maintained year-round but can experience heavy snow and road closures during winter months. When to Visit: Throughout the year. Winter and spring offer exceptional elk viewing. In summer months, this stretch of river is world-renowned for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Attractions: Kirkham Hot Springs, Starlight Mountain Theatre, whitewater rafting outfitters for the Payette River, and Terrace Springs Golf Course.


Places to Stop: Full services in Garden Valley; limited services in Banks, Crouch and Lowman.

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Length: Approximately 53 miles. Allow 1 1/2 hours for travel.

SACAJAWEA HISTORIC BYWAY

Length: 132 miles. Allow 2 1/2 hours. Location: Beginning at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Idaho 33 at exit 143, follow Idaho 33 about 12 miles west to its junction with Idaho 28 and then take Idaho 28 northwest for 120 miles to Salmon. Roadway: Two-lane paved roads with areas for passing. Watch for icy conditions and snowdrifts in winter. When to Visit: Throughout the year. Summer months afford easier travel, while spectacular fall colors are best viewed late September through October. Attractions: The Continental Divide, charcoal kilns, Meadow Lake and Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center.

SNAKE RIVER CANYON SCENIC BYWAY

Location: South to north, the byway route begins on Idaho 45 at Walters Ferry and continues to Map Rock Road, to Chicken Dinner Road, to Lowell Road, to Plum Road, to Homedale Road, to Allendale Road, to Ustick Road, to Fargo Road, to Dixie Road, to Wamstad Road, to Apple Valley Road, to the intersection with U.S. 20/26, and to the Nyssa bridge in Oregon. Roadway: Idaho 45 is a two-lane road that’s maintained year-round. All other roadways are local, two-lane roads. Ice patches may occur during winter months. Note: Canyon overlooks may not be accessible in winter. When to Visit: Throughout the year. Visit a variety of vineyards and wine-tasting venues along the route. Orchards are best in spring or fall, just before harvest.

Places to Stop: Full services in Salmon; partial services in Terreton, Mud Lake, Lone Pine, Lemhi and Tendoy.

Attractions: Wineries, vineyards, orchards, Fort Boise, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Map Rock Petroglyph and scenic vistas.

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PEAKS TO CRATERS SCENIC BYWAY

Places to Stop: Full services found in most towns along the route.

Length: 140 miles. Allow 3 hours.

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Location: Junction of Idaho 75 and U.S. 20 to Carey. U.S. 93 to Arco, continuing on U.S. 93 to junction of U.S. 93 and Idaho 75. Roadway: Two-lane road with some passing lanes. When to Visit: Throughout the year. Note: winter weather can be severe, check conditions before traveling. Attractions: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Mt. Borah, Land of the Yankee Fork State Park and Mackay Dam and Reservoir. Places to Stop: Full services in Carey, Arco, Mackay and Challis.

WESTERN HERITAGE HISTORIC BYWAY Length: 47 miles. Allow 1 1/2 hours for travel. Location: From exit 44 in Meridian, take Highway 69 south for 8 miles to East Avalon Avenue in Kuna. Turn south on Swan Falls Road, and continue for 21 miles through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area to Swan Falls Dam. Roadway: Idaho 69 is a multilane paved road. Swan Falls Road to Swan Falls Dam is a paved two-lane road. The final mile is a steep grade from the Snake River Canyon rim to the dam. Ice patches may occur during winter weather.

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When to Visit: Throughout the year. Birds of prey migrate into the area and are active March to late June. Attractions: The Kuna Visitor Center, Silver Trail at Indian Creek, Pioneer Cemetery, Initial Point, Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Dedication Point, Snake River Canyon Rim, Swan Falls Dam Historic Powerhouse and Museum, Celebration Park, and Owyhee County Museum.

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CITY OF ROCKS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY

Length: 49 miles. Allow 1 1/2 hours.

Places to Stop: Full services in Kuna and Melba.

Location: Beginning along Idaho 77 at Albion, head south to the Connor Creek Junction and continue south through Elba, Almo and the scenic City of Rocks National Reserve. The route then follows Birch Creek to Oakley, where it joins Idaho 27.

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Roadway: Almo to Oakley is a gravel road until it joins Idaho 27.

OWYHEE UPLANDS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY Length: 101 miles. Allow 8 hours. Location: The route begins 80 miles southwest of Boise and can be reached from the west through Jordan Valley, Oregon, and from the east on Idaho 78 near Grand View, Idaho.

When to Visit: April to November. Attractions: Pomerelle Ski Area, Castle Rocks State Park, City of Rocks National Reserve and Oakley Historic District. Places to Stop: Full services in Burley; food and lodging in Albion; partial services in Oakley and Almo.

Roadway: Mostly one to one-and-a-half lanes of gravel road. When to Visit: Early summer and fall. The byway is usually impassable from late November through March because of snow (precipitation can make the road treacherously slick). Attractions: The North Fork of the Owyhee River gorge, Jordan Creek and the Owyhee Mountains. Places to Stop: Limited services in Grandview, Bruneau and Jordan Valley; no services along the byway.

Places to Stop Explained Full Services: When gas, food and lodging are available. Partial Services: When gas and a few other facilities are available.

Find turn-by-turn directions for all of Idaho’s 31 scenic byways at visitidaho.org/scenic-byways 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).

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OWYHEE UPLANDS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY

CITY OF ROCKS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY

Download or order the Idaho Roadsider at visitidaho.org/idaho-roadsider for more scenic byway trip ideas.

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STANLEY-SAWTOOTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Stanley’s long-lasting, indelible impression begins the moment you arrive

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ucked in the heart of Idaho’s mountains lies the quiet town of Stanley, population 63. A place where your outdoor experience is limited only by your imagination. Well known for being one of the coldest places in the country, that curious little fact makes Stanley the ideal summer retreat. Experience Idaho’s International Dark Sky Reserve, embark on a whitewater excursion on the mighty Salmon River, or escape into one of our many natural hot springs. For those seeking snow, our cross-country skiers and snowmobilers relish in our crisp winter air. No matter the time of year, enjoy a more deliberate pace of life reminiscent of an earlier time at one of our rustic lodges and restaurants. Stanley is your Trailhead to Idaho Adventure. www.stanleycc.org information@stanleycc.org (800) 878-7950

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Discery THE NORTHWEST DESTINATION

HELLS CANYON TOURS | LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY WINE | NEZ PERCE EXPERIENCE

Hop aboard a jet boat tour into Hells Canyon, North America’s

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Fly directly from anywhere in the world with daily flights to Lewiston, Idaho on Delta/SkyWest with connections through Salt Lake City.

deepest river gorge, discover the legends of lore among the Nez Perce, and follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. Discover the award-winning wineries that call the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA their home, producing small-batch boutique wines from local vines. The perfect blend for your next getaway.

LEWISTON, ID | CLARKSTON, WA (509) 758-7489 | www.visitlewisclarkvalley.com

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ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY

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WARHAWK AIR MUSEUM, NAMPA

eel away our famous potatoes, and you’ll uncover a deep history

rooted in pioneering spirit. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition and remnants of mining towns to sheepherding traditions and a burgeoning art scene brimming with cultural, musical and outdoor events, Idaho offers attractions to satisfy any traveler’s whim.

IDAHO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, BOISE

MUSEUM AT THE BRIG, FARRAGUT STATE PARK, NEAR ATHOL

NATIONAL OREGON/CALIFORNIA TRAIL CENTER, MONTPELIER


KETCHUM

WOOLLY BASH

IDAHO’S TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL WORDS & PHOTOS BY SARA SHEEHY

“Baaaa!” bleats the ewe loudly, giving me the side-eye as it gets ready to bolt in the opposite direction. I shoot the ewe a smile, knowing it won’t help, and alter my hiking route to swing widely around the patch of grazing sheep. It’s no use. Skittish creatures by nature, this group is particularly jumpy after a summer high in the mountains above the resort towns of Ketchum, Hailey and

Sun Valley. They shuffle a few feet farther away from me before bending their heads to grab at the tall grasses that sway around their feet. Before moving to the Wood River Valley over a decade ago, my interactions with sheep were exceedingly rare. These days, it’s par for the course in a community that manages to mix the traditions of the past with the pace of the present. The history of sheep in the Sun Valley area stretches back to the late 1800s when the area’s mining operations were in steady decline. Residents and newcomers — many from traditional sheepherding cultures like Scottish and Basque — turned to sheep ranching to raise their fortunes. By the early 1900s, the area was second only to Sydney, Australia, in sheep production. 29


Today, several sheep ranchers continue to operate in Hailey and Ketchum, trailing their herds along historic routes from summer grazing in the mountains to winter pastures in the desert south of town. When tension built between the users of a newly created bike path and the herders on an overlapping sheep route in 1996, local sheep ranchers John and Diane Peavey of Flat Top Sheep Company invited the community to a conversation over coffee. From those humble beginnings, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival was born. Now one of the most beloved fall festivals in the U.S., the Trailing of the Sheep Festival is a celebration of sheepherding culture that draws in visitors from around the globe each October. Here are my favorite ways to experience the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, whether you have a day or a whole weekend.

IF YOU HAVE ONE DAY

SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEAR KETCHUM

A daytrip to the Trailing of the Sheep Festival is within reach of several places in Idaho, including Boise, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. If you have one day to spend, I recommend centering your experience on the family-friendly, culturally vibrant Folklife Festival. The Folklife Festival is a feast for the senses. Performers from traditional sheepherding cultures take center stage, captivating the crowd with rousing displays of music and dance. Each group performs twice — once in the morning and once in the afternoon — so stake out a front-row seat and catch the whole show before or after lunch. Be sure to arrive hungry because, if you’re anything like me, you’ll find it hard to resist the smells coming out of the restaurant tents and food trucks. Elsewhere at the fair, live sheep-shearing demonstrations take place on the half hour, artisans set up booths to display their woolly wares for purchase, and children can duck into a shaded craft tent to make sheep-themed masterpieces. The hours will pass quickly at the Folklife Fair, but before you leave town, be sure to swing by the Championship Sheepdog Trials at nearby Quigley Canyon Field. At the trials, trained sheepdogs and their handlers from across the Pacific Northwest test their herding skills. Handlers must instruct their dogs, via whistle commands alone, to guide the sheep through a series of obstacles. The trials are a qualifier for the national sheepdog finals, and you’ll find some of the best working dogs from the West on the field.

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FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, HAILEY

IF YOU ARE SPENDING THE WEEKEND If you’re able to spend the whole weekend, do. There’s a magic to witnessing living history, and staying the weekend lets you bask in it without feeling rushed. On Friday, the top restaurants in Ketchum open their doors and serve bite-size tastes of different lamb dishes at the “For the Love of Lamb” event. With your appetite satiated, settle in for an evening filled with stories of life on the range at the Sheep Tales Gathering. After the Folklife Festival and the Championship Sheepdog Trials on Saturday, get gussied up for a night on the town at the Sheep Jam party. Snag tickets for dinner and the concert, or just the concert. The energy is so infectious once the band takes the stage that it’s nearly impossible to stay on the sidelines. It’s a two-stepping good time with no partner required!

The lively display turns quiet as soon as the sheep turn the corner onto Main Street. The sheep tentatively make their way through the silent crowd, led by a group of local sheep-ranching families. The sound of thousands of hooves echoing between the historic brick buildings is one of my favorite parts of the entire weekend. Once the sheep have passed, the crowd gives a rousing cheer. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is not only a celebration of sheepherding culture, but also of a mountain town that is holding tight to its roots while looking toward the future. The ewe near me doesn’t know her part in history, but I do. I give the band one more glance before continuing on my way. I know I’ll see them again soon.

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IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE In August 1805, Meriwether Lewis and several scouts were the first U.S. citizens to cross the Continental Divide at Lemhi Pass into what is now Idaho. Part of Thomas Jefferson’s Corps of Discovery, the group crested the ridge in hopes of spotting a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, the party was greeted with an endless expanse of peaks.

“We proceeded on to the top of the dividing ridge from which I discovered immense ranges of high mountains still to the west of us with their tops partially covered with snow,” Lewis wrote in his journal. The entire group, including Corps co-leader William Clark; York; the fabled translator and naturalist Sacajawea; and several Shoshone Tribe members, traversed the pass together a few days later — beginning a journey into new territory that would be arduous and dangerous and would profoundly impact the region’s indigenous residents as well as the nation. In Idaho, you can follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark’s westward expedition by visiting these museums, interpretive centers and historical markers across the state.

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LEWIS & CLARK BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY, NEAR TENDOY


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LEMHI PASS, THE LEWIS & CLARK BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY

NORTHWEST PASSAGE SCENIC BYWAY

Near Tendoy

Lewiston to Lolo Pass

This historic spot, where Lewis first crossed the Continental Divide, straddles the Idaho-Montana border. Pack a picnic and hike among fir and pine forests, high-mountain meadows, and green rolling hills — the landscape remains nearly as rugged and pristine as it was 200 years ago. From Tendoy, take Warm Springs Wood Road #185, or if you’re in a high-clearance vehicle, make a loop along the Lewis & Clark Backcountry Byway, comprising Warm Springs Wood Road and the steeper, windier Agency Creek Road.

This 202-mile portion of Highway 12 takes you near the Corps of Discovery’s route through Idaho (the path they actually used — the Lolo Trail — lies just north). At the eastern end of the byway, the Lolo Pass Visitor Center offers displays on the explorers’ trek through the Bitterroot Mountains, which was one of the most difficult portions of the journey. “I have been wet and as cold in every part as I ever was in my life,” laments Clark in his journal. The byway’s eastern portion lies within the Clearwater National Forest, where remote, wooded landscapes and the Lochsa and Middle Fork of the Clearwater Rivers offer a myriad of opportunities to hike, camp and fish. Stop at Canoe Camp, near Orofino, where the Nez Perce helped Lewis and Clark carve canoes that would ultimately take them to the Columbia River.


SACAJAWEA INTERPRETIVE, CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER, SALMON

NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, SPALDING SACAJAWEA INTERPRETIVE, CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER, SALMON

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WEIPPE PRAIRIE Near Weippe The Corps of Discovery emerged from the Bitterroots weak and hungry and came upon the Nez Perce for the first time in this expansive prairie. The Nez Perce fed the famished explorers, advised them on local travel routes and cared for their horses while the party journeyed west on canoes. The prairie was a traditional Nez Perce gathering place where families came to hunt and dig for camas bulbs, an important food staple. Interpretive signs are located 2 miles southeast of Weippe on Larson Road.

SACAJAWEA INTERPRETIVE, CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER Salmon This center celebrates Sacajawea, the Shoshone interpreter, guide and naturalist who was instrumental to the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Learn her personal story, gain insight into the perspective of the Agaidika Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, and discover what life may have been like for expedition members during their stay in the Lemhi Valley. The center is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, but the surrounding park and trails are accessible year-round.

NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Spalding Prior to welcoming and aiding Lewis and Clark Expedition members, the Nez Perce Tribe inhabited or hunted in areas known today as Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana for over 11,000 years. At the visitor center, you can view traditional Nez Perce clothing, weapons, tools and an impressive 20-foot carved canoe, and can learn more about the tribe’s culture. Other Nez Perce National Historical Park sites related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition include the Lolo Trail, Canoe Camp and Long Camp, near present-day Kamiah, where the tribe hosted Corps of Discovery members for a month while they waited for snow to melt before continuing their journey.

displays. Learn about the foods they ate, the supplies they carried, how they tried to stay healthy and their relationships with the tribes they encountered along the way. Don’t miss the 30-minute film highlighting their travels through Idaho. Hells Gate State Park is located just 4 miles south of the explorers’ Pacific Coast route and was once the site of a Nez Perce village. Depressions south of the campground mark the remnants of pit houses where the Nez Perce lived while fishing at a nearby creek.

NEZ PERCE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Lewiston Learn about the history and culture of the Nimiipuu people. This museum’s “Meeting of Two Cultures” exhibit focuses on the relationship between Corps of Discovery members and the Nez Perce Tribe, and “Clark’s Son, Daytime Smoker” relays the little-known story of the child Clark had with a member of the tribe. You’ll also find a statue of Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea. Not on the trail, but worth the stop:

MUSEUM OF IDAHO Idaho Falls In the Lewis and Clark exhibit, you can “walk the trail” from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, experiencing the journey and rich river life the explorers encountered. The interactive exhibit features photos and excerpts from Lewis and Clark’s journals and maps, along with a reproduction of the prow from the keelboat Lewis and Clark used to navigate the Ohio and Missouri rivers. Museum rennovations are in progress, call ahead for exhibit information.

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HARRISON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PACK UP, GAS UP, AND HEAD TO HARRISON! What is there to do in Harrison? With its marina, public beach, and world-class cycle trail, the picturesque city of Harrison is the perfect getaway for family and friends on the south end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the lake, local wine tasting, historic museum, ice cream shop, shady park, and shopping — all within an easy walk of the lake and trail. It’s always a good time for a relaxing getaway to Harrison on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Come by boat, bike, or car!

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BURKE | PHOTO CREDIT: IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

BOOM OR BUST: IDAHO’S GHOST TOWNS In the 1800s, the promise of riches drove people to pack their families into covered wagons and traverse harsh landscapes in the newly expanded American West. Those that ventured to Idaho found a land rich with precious metals and gemstones. Mining towns popped up from the Idaho panhandle down to the Nevada border during a mining boom that would taper off in the early 1900s. Visitors can now take a trip back in time at these Idaho ghost towns.

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BURKE & THE SIERRA SILVER MINE Wallace and the Surrounding Area Once rich with precious metals, Wallace and the nearby deserted mining town of Burke are proof of a tumultuous past. Take a ride back to the 1800s and Wallace’s booming mining industry on the Sierra Silver Mine Tour. During your tour, you’ll learn about Idaho’s mining roots and be treated to stories and reenactments from a cast of characters straight out of the past.

BURGDORF Near McCall Located 30 miles north of McCall, the once-bustling town of Burgdorf has made a name for itself as a must-visit hot springs destination. Surprisingly, many of this mining community’s early buildings are still intact. Relax in the geothermal pools before wandering through this abandoned town and once-thriving resort. Cabin rentals are available for a rustic night’s stay near the hot springs.


CHESTERFIELD

SILVER CITY

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Near Murphy

Settled in the late 1880s and later abandoned, historic Chesterfield offers a snapshot of pioneer life during that time. Located between Lava Hot Springs and Soda Springs in southeastern Idaho, this restored town showcases rural agriculture on the frontier. Visit Memorial Day through Labor Day for a guided or self-guided tour of the old mercantile, the amusement hall and other preserved homes.

One of the most well-known and very remote Idaho ghost towns, Silver City has nearly 75 structures dating back as far as the mid-1800s. Tucked away in the rugged Owyhee Mountains, Silver City had the first telegraph and first daily newspaper in the territory by 1874. Today, visitors can embark on a self-guided tour through the town and stop in at the four businesses that are open, including the historic Idaho Hotel. The rugged, narrow road to this secluded spot is rough at times, and SUVs or vehicles with high clearance will likely handle the road best. Roads in and out of Silver City are typically closed November to May.

BAYHORSE, BONANZA & CUSTER Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Challis The Land of the Yankee Fork State Park has several units visitors may explore, including these ghost towns. Bayhorse was established as a gold mining camp around 1864 after a few gold veins were found in the area. Nearly a decade later, Bayhorse began attracting more attention and residents when an abundant silver vein was found. The Beardsley and Ramshorn Mines became popular as more and more veins were found. Over time, Bayhorse became the longest-running silver producer in Idaho yet suffered the fate of many small mining towns when it was abandoned in 1915. The sister cities of Bonanza and Custer were tightly aligned in the 1870s — surviving and thriving off one another as the quest for gold drove people to this area. In the 1880s, these nearby towns saw rapid growth as miners found abundant ore. But the gold eventually dried up, and by 1911 these towns were empty. Visit these sites to find restored buildings, secluded cemeteries and a history of the miners who flourished here.

BURGDORF | PHOTO CREDIT: IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Make time to stop at the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge near Sunbeam while visiting the park. This 988-ton monster barge worked the gravel in the Yankee Fork tributary of the Salmon River in the search for gold as recently as 1952.

IDAHO CITY Near Boise

Settled in 1862, the Boise Basin gold rush fueled the development of this Idaho town. By 1864 Idaho City was the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, with over 7,000 residents thriving on a gold rush that was the largest since the California Gold Rush two decades previous. As the city grew, banks, auction houses and even a territorial penitentiary were built, many of which still stand today. When visiting Idaho City, stop by the Visitors Center or the Boise Basin Museum to pick up the Bricks and Boardwalks self-guided walking tour booklet or Cemetery Guide. Visitors can also schedule a guided historical walking tour or a ghost town tour.

CUSTER | PHOTO CREDIT: IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY


PHOTO CREDIT: IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PHOTO CREDIT: IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

NEW ADVENTURES AWAIT THE IDAHO STATE MUSEUM

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The Idaho State Museum is a fun, interactive experience where people of all ages come to explore the story of Idaho. Following a 4 1/2-year renovation and expansion, the new museum experience tells the Idaho story through over 500 artifacts on display, 46 individual multimedia and hands-on displays, and nearly 900 photographs in over 80,000 square feet of exhibit space, where you can:

Located in beautiful Julia Davis Park, Zoo Boise is home to over 300 animals from more than 100 species. The moment you step into the zoo, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to some of the wildest places on the planet — from the monkeys of the Amazon rainforest to the lions of the African plains, many different ecosystems and species are represented.

• Learn about Idaho’s vast geographic landscapes and how its land and people have shaped each other over time. • Travel through the Origins Gallery, which chronicles Idaho’s geologic beginnings while detailing the histories of Idaho’s five federally recognized tribes. • Visit “Idaho: The Land and Its People” to explore the stories of Northern, Central and Southern Idaho. • Watch a spark turn into the blaze that became the Great Fire of 1910 at the award-winning “Big Burn” exhibit. • Experience a ride down the Salmon River in a massive wood boat known as a scow. • Sit around a “campfire” and learn about one of the first groups to advocate for protection of our wilderness areas. • Discover individuals who have made an impact on Idaho’s history in “Stories From Idaho.” • Explore Boomtown, an immersive area for children to interact and play while learning along the way. • Find souvenirs at the museum’s M Store, featuring locally produced products and an array of items incorporating themes represented throughout the museum. Experience the museum for free during First Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event in downtown Boise occurs the first Thursday of each month. 40

As you walk through the zoo, you are surrounded by large trees, waterways, wooden bridges and amazing exotic animals like tigers, crocodiles, baboons, red pandas and more. Don’t miss the daily opportunities to feed a giraffe, sloth bear and zoo farm animals or listen to a Zookeeper Chat. (Please note: These experiences are weather, season and animal dependent.) Zoo Boise’s newest addition is a 1.5-acre expansion replicating Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. This state-of-the-art exhibit not only showcases more than 20 species, but also tells the amazing conservation story of how Zoo Boise visitors are helping to protect the wildlife and support the people of Mozambique. Zoo Boise is proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and was the first zoo in the country to have a conservation fee included with admission. Zoo Boise offers discounted admission every Thursday. Check the zoo website for additional free or discounted admission opportunities.


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ZOO BOISE | PHOTO CREDIT: LOUIS RUTH PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO CREDIT: ZOO BOISE

PHOTO CREDIT: ZOO BOISE


ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY EVENTS Pencil in these fun, family-friendly events when planning your next Idaho adventure. Note: Winter events can be found on page 85.

Follow Visit Idaho on to stay up to date on events all year long.

FEBRUARY

MAY

Julyamsh Powwow Coeur d’Alene

Wagon Days Ketchum

Boise Philharmonic Boise

Opera Idaho Boise

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Boise

The largest outdoor powwow in the Northwest, this multiday event showcases hundreds of Native American dancers, dozens of drum groups, and a horse parade with horse and rider in full regalia.

Step into the Old West during this Labor Day weekend celebration. Festivities include the largest non-motorized parade in the Pacific Northwest – The Big Hitch Parade.

One of the oldest arts organizations in the U.S., the Boise Philharmonic performs moving musical experiences September through May.

Experience the thrill of costumes, stunning sets and amazing voices February through December. Sun Valley Music Festival (Winter Concert Series) Ketchum An intimate musical experience featuring a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar musical works in a nontraditional experience.

MARCH Treefort Music Fest Boise This five-day festival in the heart of downtown Boise showcases hundreds of bands and includes Foodfort, Alefort, Filmfort, Yogafort, Hackfort, Kidfort and more.

APRIL Gene Harris Jazz Festival Boise Treat yourself to performances from world-class artists. Tutxinmepu Powwow Moscow Dancers and drummers come from across the Northwest and Canada to participate in this vibrant representation of the Native American culture.

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Grab a seat at this outdoor amphitheater to enjoy the classic works of William Shakespeare and other playwrights from a variety of periods and genres. Shows run May through September. Lights & Lasers at Shoshone Falls Twin Falls Experience the 212-foottall Shoshone Falls, in the dark. A laser show lights up these towering falls in a dramatic display of color.

JUNE National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival Weiser Foot-tapping tunes, food vendors and a parade make this an action-packed, familyfriendly festival.

JULY Sun Valley Music Festival (Summer Concert Series) Sun Valley Enjoy the masterful sounds of a symphony orchestra in a spectacular setting at these admission-free performances. Concerts run July through August. Snake River Stampede Nampa Recognized as one of the top rodeos in the nation, Snake River Stampede features barrel racing, bull riding, roping and crowd favorite – mutton busting – as well as the famous Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team.

Historic Wallace Blues Festival Wallace Let the sound of blues guide you through this quaint town during this multiday festival. Teton Valley Balloon Rally Driggs It’s up, up and away for hot air balloons in eastern Idaho. The Teton Mountains are the perfect setting for this delightful event. Jaialdi Boise Celebrate Idaho’s rich Basque culture with delectable food, colorful dancing and competitive tests of strength. Festival at Sandpoint Sandpoint Revel in eight nights of eclectic music under the stars on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille.

AUGUST Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Boise Dozens of charming balloons take to the sky above Boise. In addition to morning launches, check out the evening Nite Glo celebration.

Caldwell Night Rodeo Caldwell This outdoor rodeo features the best professional cowboys and cowgirls in the world and is an annual stop on the professional rodeo tour. Seven nightly events keep the action rolling during this five-day rodeo. Shoshone - Bannock Indian Festival Fort Hall Reservation This event is a top-rated powwow with traditional Native American dancing, singing and arts and crafts.

SEPTEMBER Schweitzer Fall Fest Sandpoint Bands, beers, ciders, wines and jaw-dropping views make up this exciting Labor Day weekend event at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Art in the Park Boise This three-day, open-air festival is held the weekend following Labor Day and features hundreds of artists and their creations. Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts Hagerman Located on Ritter Island, the crystal waters and surrounding waterfalls make the perfect backdrop for this arts festival.

OCTOBER Boise Contemporary Theater Boise A small professional theater that produces a variety of contemporary shows October through May. Fall for History Festival Wallace With the entire city listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this festival is a great way to immerse yourself in history with tours, presentations, and reenactments. Trailing of the Sheep Festival Ketchum Recognized by USA Today as one of the top 10 best fall festivals, this sheep-focused event is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Haunted History Walking Tours Pocatello Stroll through the haunted history of Old Town Pocatello throughout October.

NOVEMBER Ballet Idaho Boise Enjoy the dazzling footwork of classical and contemporary ballet dancers November through May.


BASK IN BOISE’S BASQUE CULTURE Every five years, more than 30,000 people flock to downtown Boise to celebrate a people who have no country of their own, who speak a language that has tongue-tied even the most advanced linguists, and who get incredibly excited about obscure sports like hay-bale flinging. We’re talking about Basques. Jaialdi (pronounced hi-ALL-dee and meaning “festival” in Basque) is Boise’s weeklong celebration of Basque culture. But why do an ancient people with roots in modern-day Spain and France have one of their biggest festivals in Idaho of all places? The answer lies in Boise’s strong Basque-American community. The first Jaialdi took place in 1987 and was supposed to be a one-off event, but then-Governor Cecil Andrus asked the community to replicate the festival for the state’s 1990 centennial. It has been held every five years since. (During off years, the Boise Basque community celebrates its San Inazio Festival during the last weekend in July on the Basque Block.)

BASQUE BLOCK, BOISE | PHOTO CREDIT: JON HODGSON

Jaialdi 2020 is scheduled for July 28-Aug. 2. To make the most of it, it’s best to establish a home base close to downtown Boise. The Basque Block, located on Grove Street between Sixth Street and Capitol Boulevard, is a nonstop hub of activity — you won’t want to miss the spontaneous jota dance-offs, the flowing cold beer and the satisfying chorizo sandwiches. Head to Sports Night at CenturyLink Arena for a demonstration of traditional Basque farm sports, such as wood chopping, soka-tira (tug of war) and stone lifting. During Festara at the Morrison Center, you’ll experience music and dances with roots that stretch back hundreds of years. At Expo Idaho — a short shuttle bus ride from downtown — you’ll find plenty of vendors selling Basque-inspired clothing and goods, set against the backdrop of music and dancing provided by Basque clubs from across the U.S. You’ll also explore a collection of karro kampos, traditional Basque-American sheep wagons. Tickets for events like Sports Night and Festara go quickly, so it’s best to secure your spots early in 2020.

TIME TO CELEBRATE For more information, including a full schedule, ticket information and a list of hotels with special Jaialdi rates, visit jaialdi.com.

JAIALDI, BOISE | PHOTO CREDIT: JON HODGSON

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MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK One of the best things about Idaho are all the free and affordable things to do for any age or activity level. Whatever your budget or sense of adventure, here are 19 options to consider for your Idaho itinerary. Activities listed range from $0 to $30 per person.

PICNIC BENEATH TOWERING TREES Pack a picnic and spend a day exploring the DeVoto Cedar Grove, home to gigantic ancient western red cedar trees. Enjoy a picnic area with views of the Lochsa River and an ADA-accessible paved trail.

RAIL-TO-TRAIL ADVENTURES Idaho has a huge offering of Rail-to-Trail routes great for biking or hiking. Check out the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, the Route of the Hiawatha or the Ashton to Tetonia Trail, for starters.

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OREGON TRAIL HISTORY History comes to life at the National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. Situated along the original Oregon Trail route in Montpelier, this center shares the stories of the pioneers through living history reenactments and interpretive exhibits. You’ll find other signs of the Oregon Trail at Massacre Rocks State Park (look for Register Rock) and City of Rocks National Reserve (look for Camp Rock).

With a rich, in-depth collection focusing on the history of north central Idaho, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude tells the stories of local characters, the Nez Perce people and the Benedictine sisters.

MUSEUM AT THE BRIG

STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS

Located at Farragut State Park, this museum captures the history of the Farragut Naval Training Station and World War II. Farragut was once the second-largest naval training facility in the world.

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum is 5 acres of unique gardens that represent central Idaho. From a wildflower garden to ponds and babbling streams, this garden destination will set your mind at ease. During the spring and summer months, take part in the free wildflower walks. You can also explore the dazzling Idaho Botanical Garden located in Boise for another flora-and-fauna-filled adventure. Photo Credit: Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY Explore the rich history, culture and traditions of the Nimiipuu people at the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center in Spalding. It’s one of more than three dozen historical sites that span Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Find other Native American experiences and exhibits at the Fort Hall Replica and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, both located in Pocatello.

NATURE’S BALANCING ACT

TUBE TIME

This precarious rock formation will have you doing a double-take. Balanced Rock is 48 feet wide at the top and only about 3 1/2 feet wide at the base. Picnic at Balanced Rock Park before snapping a photo of this unusual formation.

Rent a tube or bring your own to ride the waters of the Portneuf River in Lava Hot Springs. The full river ride takes about 25 minutes. Once you reach the end, hop out and make the short walk to the river put-in and do it all over again.

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CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE You’ll find this unique landmark in the historic town of Wallace. The marker sits at the intersection of Bank and Sixth streets in the downtown area.


CAPITOL CURIOSITY Located in Boise, the Idaho State Capitol building is open for visitors to explore at their leisure. Start at the Garden Level, and work your way through the only capitol building in the country heated with geothermal water.

WINGS OF ADVENTURE Make friends with eagles, owls, falcons and California condors at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise. Plan to attend the Fall Flights mid-September through October to see these raptors show off their aerial skills.

CRUISE THE CANYON Enjoy stunning views of the Snake River while strolling along the 12-mile Canyon Rim Trail system in Twin Falls. You’ll find scenic overlooks, waterfalls, access to the Evel Knievel jump site and Shoshone Falls Park along this path.

EAGLE WATCHING

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER

Each winter, from November toYellowstoneBearWorld_IDOTG20.indd February, hundreds of bald eagles move into the area around Lake Coeur d’Alene and Lake Pend Oreille. Spot these birds at Wolf Lodge, or board a lake cruise at either lake location for another view of these majestic animals. Photo Credit: BLM Flickr.

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Yellowstone Bear World is a drive-thru wildlife park offering visitors an up-close look at some of the animal species that live in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Elk, bison, deer, mountain goats, moose, black bears and grizzly bears are all part of the experience.

FALL IN LOVE WITH A WATERFALL

STANLEY MUSEUM

Fall Creek Falls located outside of Rexburg is a great road trip stop. These falls tumble 60 feet to the Snake River below and are easily accessed from the road. Sunsets and sunrises here are worth the detour. Make sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes if you’re going to do some exploring.

Visitors will find the Stanley Museum at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in Stanley. Built in the 1930s, this facility was used as a ranger station until 1972. Now it houses a variety of exhibits on mining, ranching and life in the surrounding area. Photo Credit: Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association.

SKY-HIGH HISTORY Explore one-of-a-kind historical collections at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa. Exhibits include historic warbirds, warplanes, memorabilia from World War I and World War II and historic archives from the Iraq War, Persian Gulf War, Vietnam War, Korean War and Cold War.

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BIG SPRINGS & JOHNNY SACK CABIN Find one of the largest natural springs in the world at Big Springs (near Island Park), home to crystal-clear waters, rainbow trout, muskrats and moose. The beautifully crafted Johnny Sack Cabin is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open for visitors during summer months. 45


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UPPER NORTH FORK OF THE PAYETTE RIVER, NEAR MCCALL

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OPEN SPACES & DARK SKIES

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rom snapping selfies with vibrant wildflowers in mountain meadows

to gazing at shimmering stars on the darkest of nights, Idaho’s parks and outdoor spaces offer recreation to all types of wanderers and wonderers.

CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT & PRESERVE, NEAR ARCO

REDFISH LAKE , NEAR STANLEY


SUN VALLEY

7 BREATHTAKING PLACES TO VIEW IDAHO’S SPRING WILDFLOWERS WORDS & PHOTOS BY MICHAEL BONOCORE

Idaho is an incredible state to explore year-round. But my favorite seasons for an adventure-filled road trip are when the colors are most vibrant: during spring, when the dramatic landscapes begin to thaw; and in fall, when the leaves turn to deep yellow-and-red hues.

As spring commences, an abundance of colorful wildflowers spread across valleys, meadows, foothills and mountains. Thanks to Idaho’s diverse terrain, which ranges from just 710 feet to an astounding 12,662 feet in elevation, you can experience Idaho’s brilliant wildflowers starting in early spring and lasting well into summer. To make your planning easy, here are my seven favorite places to enjoy the brilliant Idaho wildflower season. 49


SUN VALLEY & CATHEDRAL PINES

STANLEY

From world-class skiing to thousands of miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, Sun Valley (and the towns of Hailey and Ketchum) is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise; and with abundant wildflowers in the spring months, there is no better time to dust off those hiking boots and mountain bikes.

Upon mention alone, the name Stanley brings a beaming smile to any Idahoan’s face. Sitting at the base of the mighty Sawtooth Mountains, it’s hard to believe that one of Idaho’s most picturesque locations has a population of just 62 residents. Once the snow surrounding the town fully melts, the flatlands along Highway 21 become a treasure trove of small, colorful flowers. Pro Tip: For the best photos, featuring beautiful flowers framed by the striking Sawtooth Mountains in the background, plan your trip during the golden hour in early to mid-June.

The main bloom is located on the trails directly across from the Sun Valley Resort, so getting up close and personal with the vibrant display is a breeze. Follow the Valley View Trail to the bench located just off the front side of the White Clouds Trail for a view of famous Bald Mountain with the bloom in the foreground. For another stunning sight, take a 20-minute drive north on Highway 75 to Cathedral Pines. On the east side of the highway, look for the turnout in front of the mountains. This small meadow has an incredible view of the Boulder Mountains, and each spring, the field turns into a bright white display of flowers. Pro Tip: If you want to make your photos pop, plan your visit during peak bloom (typically, early to mid-June) and snap your shots during the “golden hour” (the hour before sunset).

PETTIT LAKE With the justifiable popularity of Redfish Lake, it might be easy to overlook Pettit Lake, located just 30 minutes south of Stanley. This picture-perfect, alpine lake offers water-seekers a small slice of backcountry paradise and some extraordinary wildflowers. To find them, head to the Pettit Lake Campground on the north side of the lake and take the Tin Cup Trailhead. You won’t have to go far, as the bloom starts almost immediately after your initial ascent. Pro Tip: Because the sun sets early over the mountains behind the lake, plan your trip for early morning to catch the best light for your photographs.

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MOUNT HARRISON, NEAR ALBION

CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT & PRESERVE, NEAR ARCO

CAMAS PRAIRIE, NEAR FAIRFIELD


CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT & PRESERVE Would you ever expect to see long rows of wildflowers in a terrain so like the moon’s that NASA used it to train astronauts for its Apollo missions? If you answered no, you are not alone; but that’s exactly what you will find around mid-June at Craters of the Moon National Monument. While the flowers aren’t nearly as large as their counterparts in the mountains, the juxtaposition of colorful flowers sprouting out of lava rock on a volcanic landscape is an otherworldly scene. While most of the flowers can be easily seen on the 7-mile-Loop Road, some of the best blossoms will be found on the backside of Inferno Cone — a smooth and black, Martianlooking landscape.

CAMAS PRAIRIE From mountains and rivers to canyons and lava rock, Idaho is one of the most geologically diverse states in the West; and that’s not even including the mesmerizing 3,100-acre Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area. This wetland just outside of Fairfield is home to thousands of waterfowl that inhabit the area during the spectacular purple camas lily bloom occurring late May through mid-June. Frame your early springtime photos with the snow-capped Soldier Mountains in the background, and you will have all your friends and family inquiring where this colorful paradise can be found.

CAMAS PRAIRIE, NEAR ISLAND PARK

ISLAND PARK Located in eastern Idaho, Island Park is often overlooked by travelers headed to Yellowstone National Park. You won’t want to miss this pristine corner of Idaho that is popular with the fly-fishing community, especially in early July when the wildflowers take over much of the landscape near the Henrys Fork River. While the flowers are easy to find along the water, some of my favorite locations to photograph the bloom are Kilgore-Yale Road and Henrys Lake.

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Just north of the Idaho-Utah border lies Mount Harrison, the tallest peak in the Albion Mountain Range. At 9,265 feet, the summit doesn’t even make Idaho’s top-40 highest peaks list, but the elevation isn’t why you come to Mount Harrison; you should come for the incredible views and for the fact that this is the only location in the world to see Christ’s Indian Paintbrush, the beautiful yellow wildflower. In late July and early August, these rare, vibrant flowers line the paved road leading up to the fire lookout on the summit and are a must-see when visiting Idaho.

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SEEING STARS With expansive areas relatively untouched by population growth and light pollution, Idaho is ready to showcase the dazzling night skies you’ve been dreaming of. According to the International Dark Sky Association, more than 80% of people in North America live in cities or urban areas where light pollution has wiped out the sparkling night sky. Nearly 3 billion people from around the globe will never see the Milky Way. These numbers mean there are only a handful of places on earth where incredible night skies can be found. Idaho is one of those few places.

The Gem State is home to the nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve is one of only 13 in existence and encompasses 1,400 square miles, including the cities of Ketchum, Sun Valley and Stanley along with the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and all the counties in between. This reserve earned the coveted Gold Tier status designation from the International Dark Sky Association. This designation is reserved only for the darkest of night skies, which means the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, meteor showers, planets and other wonders of the night sky are easily seen ­— no special equipment required, as your eyes will do the trick (binoculars and telescopes are always welcome). The beautiful mountain city of Ketchum is leading the effort to reduce light pollution to preserve pristine night skies. Designated as an International Dark Sky Community, it’s one of only about a dozen communities in the U.S. where you’ll have no problem enjoying a vivid night sky. The starry skies don’t stop there. Idaho also has a designated Dark Sky Park, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Craters of the Moon is well

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known for its lunar-like landscape of lava flows, cinder cones and other volcanic features by day, but at night, visitors can enjoy a celestial celebration. Get familiar with Idaho’s night sky and this national monument by attending a Star Party at the park or joining in on a ranger-led full-moon hike. To find more stargazing adventures, head to Bruneau Dunes State Park in south central Idaho. Step up to the 25-inch Obsession telescope at the park’s observatory to get a closer look at planets, nebulas and other far-away galaxies. Take part in one of the observatory’s Star Parties (every Friday and Saturday evening, March to mid-October) for an extensive introduction to the night sky. Visitors can also join in on ranger-led night scorpion walks, where rangers use black lights to locate and identify the creatures that scurry about in the darkness. Once the sun goes down, Idaho’s glittering skies come alive. These incredible locations are just a small segment of the many magnificent stargazing opportunities around the state. With Idaho’s rural and rugged landscapes and near total lack of light pollution, you’re sure to find all that illuminates the night sky. Just look up. Not sure where to find the best viewing spots? Check out idahodarksky.org to view or download a brochure on the best star viewing times and viewing locations within the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve along with other night-sky pro tips. 54

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Priest Lake State Park

Sandpoint

Round Lake State Park

Farragut State Park Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

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Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park

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Jam-packed with activities for any season or interest, Idaho’s numerous parks let you experience Idaho’s striking beauty firsthand. Make new memories while you camp, bike, boat, climb, fish, hike, snowshoe and snowmobile.

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Heyburn State Park McCroskey State Park Dworshak State Park Moscow Orofino Lewiston Hells Gate State Park

Kooskia

Winchester Lake State Park Grangeville

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Henrys Lake State Park

Salmon Ponderosa State Park McCall

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Lake Cascade State Park Cascade

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Eagle Island State Park Boise

Idaho City Trails System Idaho City Lucky Peak State Park

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Harriman State Park

Spencer Challis

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Sun Valley

Hailey

Ashton to Tetonia Trail

Dubois

Stanley

Island Park

Rexburg

Driggs

Idaho Falls

Arco Blackfoot

Three Island Crossing State Park Malad Gorge State Park Hagerman Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Lake Walcott State Park

Shoshone

Thousand Springs Twin Falls State Park Castle Rocks State Park

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Pocatello

Montpelier

Massacre Rocks State Park

Preston

Albion City of Rocks National Reserve

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LET IDAHO’S STATE PARKS LEAD YOU ON AN ADVENTURE Idaho State Parks offer a multitude of experiences, from hiking and rock climbing to swimming and boating, and even a bit of history. Here are just a few ways to explore some of Idaho’s 30 state parks. Experience family fun at:

ROUND LAKE STATE PARK Kids can experience summer in full swing playing on sandy beaches, swimming or paddling a canoe around the lake. Take a walk on the Swamp Tromp nature trail, and keep your eyes open for the wildlife that calls this park home. S’mores are highly recommended.

Dig into history at:

LAND OF THE YANKEE FORK STATE PARK Situated among historic mining towns, this park offers visitors a chance to explore Idaho’s ghost towns of Bayhorse and Custer, as well as take an up-close look at some of the mining tools used during the towns’ more prosperous times. Make a stop at the Interpretive Center in Challis for a full look at this area’s history.

Take in the vistas at:

PONDEROSA STATE PARK Drive, bike or hike to the stunning Osprey Point. This mile-high overlook sits at the end of a peninsula and offers a nearly 360-degree view of the surrounding area. In the spring, this park is bursting with wildflowers. Get your climb on at:

CASTLE ROCKS STATE PARK World-class climbing can be found at this park located in south central Idaho. Add another 700 climbing routes to your adventure list with a stop at the neighboring City of Rocks National Reserve.

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EAGLE ISLAND STATE PARK With a waterslide, swimming beach, picnic area and disc golf, this 545-acre day-use park is the perfect place to relax. Stroll in the sand at:

BRUNEAU DUNES STATE PARK Home to the tallest single-structure sand dune in North America at 470-feet high, there’s plenty of sand to play in. Take a ride down the dune on a sandboard, fish the lake, or find the perfect campsite. When the sun goes down, head to the park’s observatory to check out the massive telescope and sensational night sky.

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Learn more about all of Idaho’s parks at visitidaho.org/state-parks


GET UNLIMITED ACCESS TO ALL IDAHO STATE PARKS Idaho residents: For $10, get an Idaho State Parks Passport, providing unlimited day-use access to all 30 state parks (including boat launches). Get yours when you renew your vehicle registration annually online, by mail or at your local DMV. Out-of-state visitors: For $40, get a Motor Vehicle Entry Fee sticker, providing unlimited access to PONDEROSA STATE PARK, MCCALL

camping and day-use entrance to all Idaho state parks for one year. Pick one up at any Idaho state park or online.

Camping Resources State Parks / Idaho Parks and Recreation parksandrecreation.idaho.gov Idaho RV Campgrounds Association rvidaho.org Idaho Power idahopower.com Federal Campgrounds recreation.gov

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME

RAFTING THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER WORDS & PHOTOS BY DUSTY KLEIN

A weeklong and nearly 100-mile rafting adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of the most sought-after trips in the country for whitewater enthusiasts. For eight full days, 11 of us rowed, camped and explored one of the most remote places in the country — and it’s a trip none of us will soon forget. The Middle Fork runs right up the gut of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the largest roadless area in the lower 48 and home to 2.5 million acres of wild country. The put-in is at Boundary Creek, a campground

about 40 miles northwest of Stanley. The take-out, 100 glorious miles away, is after the confluence into the Main Salmon River at Cache Bar near Salmon. Permits to float the river are awarded to private groups by lottery or you can hire a commercial outfitter to luxuriously guide your group. Before put-in, your group’s permit holder, along with permit holders from other groups putting in on the same day, will meet with forest rangers to divvy up camp spots for the week and cover river rules and leave-no-trace policies. It’s helpful to know which camp spots you’re hitting on each specific day to plan for mileage and to ensure you’re the only group at any given camp spot. Luckily, we were the only group at the put-in and were rewarded with primo camp spots the entire week. A critical variable of the float is how high (or low) the river level is when you put in. In spring, water levels are high and the river is raging, which means consequential rapids and some underwater river camps. In late summer, levels are low, which means a rocky first few days on the boats. When the levels get too low (the benchmark for low water is about 2 feet), most outfitters 63


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and even some private trips elect to fly into a backcountry airstrip at Indian Creek (which would normally be around day three) to skip the shallow waters above. We put in at 1.78 feet and hired SP Aircraft to fly two heavy coolers and a dry box into Indian Creek to save weight over the early, shallow waters.

your group goes down them. Our paddles were clenched extra tight through about a dozen rapids, including Hells Half Mile, Powerhouse, Pistol Creek, Tappan Falls, House of Rocks and Cramer Creek. While we had a few close calls throughout our big adventure, no rafts were flipped, and everyone remained unscathed.

Our mornings were spent waking up slowly, eating a hearty breakfast and rigging up the boats. We were usually on the river by 10 a.m. and — depending on the day, mileage and rapids — would spend four to five hours in the boats. We’d make sandwiches midday at a cool spot and then continue to our assigned camp for the night. After dinner and laying out pads and sleeping bags, time was spent exploring the Salmon River Mountains, searching for pictographs, fly-fishing and playing songs around the campfire. We lucked out by planning our trip during the Perseids meteor shower. On one of our most memorable nights, we laid our pads in a row on the sandy beach at Funston and watched shooting stars until we fell asleep.

The Middle Fork is also well-known for its outstanding fly-fishing, and it’s common to see rafters turned anglers on rafts casting their way downriver. Our crew hooked rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. Some river camps are perfect for throwing out lines as well. We had good luck on night two at Pistol Creek and on the final night at Cliffside.

There are incredible hot springs scattered along the first half of the float. The first spring was located just below the bank at Trail Flat. This might be the cleanest, most-perfect hot spring I’ve ever been in. Most of the evening was spent soaking and enjoying the view of the river. A few days later we hit Sunflower Hot Springs, a series of pools that sit above the river on a large rock. Everyone was able to fit among the various pools, and there was an enchanting waterfall created by the springs above. The last hot spring we hopped in was Big Loon. From our spot at Cow Camp, we hiked at night up Loon Creek to a large pool where we met other floaters and shared an unforgettable night under the stars. Some days there isn’t much river activity, while others are action-packed. Rapids range from easy class II to consequential class IV that should be scouted before 64

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We befriended a couple of guides from Hughes River Expeditions who filled us in on the must-see attractions: Waterfall Creek, Veil Cave and Parrot’s Cabin. Waterfall Creek appears to be a small stream running through some boulders; but if you climb up high enough, you’re rewarded with a picturesque, 20-ish-foot waterfall. Three miles downriver, Veil Cave — a trip highlight — features a waterfall spilling from above a huge grotto down to the ground below. Last, we checked out Parrot’s Cabin, where another waterfall can be found behind the remnants of a noted hermit’s former cabin. The Middle Fork certainly lived up to its designation as a Wild and Scenic River.

READY, SET, PADDLE! Idaho has more navigable whitewater miles (about 3,100) than any other state in the lower 48. From family trips to big, rowdy waves and multiday excursions, you’re sure to find the type of paddle you’re looking for here. Check out visitidaho.org or raftidaho.org to start planning your whitewater adventure.


HOT SPOTS Home to hundreds of hot springs, Idaho is the perfect place to take a dip in one of these naturally heated pools, any time of year. To get you started on your hot springs expedition, check out the locations below.

THE SPRINGS Idaho City

Season: Year-round

The Springs features a large geothermal hot pool, a hot tub, a steam sauna and private pools. Enjoy food and drinks from the cafe, or schedule a massage. Towels and lockers are provided. Reservations are required.

ZIMS HOT SPRINGS New Meadows

Season: Year-round

Choose between an outdoor soaking pool or an outdoor swimming pool at Zims Hot Springs. Guests will find restrooms, picnic areas and RV spots on-site.

GOLD FORK HOT SPRINGS Donnelly

Season: Year-round

Six mineral-rich hot pools are the stars of the show at Gold Fork Hot Springs. Tucked away in the forest, the natural setting of these pools makes it easy to relax. Heated changing rooms, free lockers and heated sidewalks add to the experience.

KIRKHAM HOT SPRINGS Near Lowman

Season: Year-round

These hot springs are located along the banks of the South Fork of the Payette River next to the campground (of the same name). A trail with a staircase leads to the soaking pools and steaming waterfalls. Camping is available from May to September.

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PINE FLATS HOT SPRINGS

Near Lowman

Season: Year-round

Named for the forest service campground it’s part of, Pine Flats Hot Springs sits along the South Fork of the Payette River. A geothermal waterfall adds to the allure of this location. Camping is available May through September at the adjoining campground.

BURGDORF HOT SPRINGS McCall

Season: Year-round. Winter months are snow dependent.

Burgdorf Hot Springs offers a relaxing soak in Idaho’s wilderness. The large pool and two smaller pools are fed by natural hot spring waters. Fifteen rustic cabins are available for rent. In the winter, Burgdorf is accessible only by snowmobile.

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MUNDO HOT SPRINGS

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE RESORT

Season: Year-round

Season: Year-round

Located along the Weiser River and near the Weiser River Trail, Mundo Hot Springs features a large hot pool and a spa. Check out a variety of overnight options for an extended soak.

As a guest of Mountain Village Resort, you’ll have access to the private hot pool with stunning views of the Sawtooth Mountains. The pool can seat up to eight people. Those not staying at Mountain Village Resort can call to inquire about openings for the public.

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MIRACLE & BANBURY HOT SPRINGS

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Season: Year-round

Enjoy a double dose of relaxation along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. Less than 2 miles apart, Miracle offers a variety of hot pools, including VIP and private pools, while Banbury features a large geothermal pool and private hot tubs. Camping and lodging accommodations are available.

DOWNATA HOT SPRINGS Downey

Season: Year-round

Unwind in a naturally heated pool and hot tub. During the summer months, take a ride down the waterslide. Cabins and yurts are available for rent. The campground is open during the summer months.

LAVA HOT SPRINGS HOT POOLS

Lava Hot Springs

Season: Year-round

Five outdoor gravel-bottom hot pools make Lava Hot Springs a soaking destination. Each pool is a different temperature, all lacking the sulfur smell commonly associated with hot springs. Guests also have access to dressing rooms, restrooms and lockers. Soaking bonus: Many of the lodging properties in Lava Hot Springs also feature private hot pools for extra soaking.

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EASLEY HOT SPRINGS Ketchum

Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day

This family-friendly swimming complex features a large pool, two smaller hot tubs, a patio and changing rooms.

SHARKEY HOT SPRINGS

Near Tendoy

Season: Year-round

Take a drive along the Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway to access this soaking spot about 5 miles from Tendoy. This Bureau of Land Management site has two soaking pools, restrooms and picnic tables. The site is named for B.F. Sharkey, an early settler of Lemhi county. There is a $3 use fee. These are just a handful of the hot springs options available in Idaho. If you’re looking for a more natural hot springs experience, ask a local about his or her favorite soaking spot to help keep the magic and mystery of these locations a word-of-mouth experience. Learn about all of Idaho’s developed hot springs and their amenities at visitidaho.org/hot-springs.

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HEISE HOT SPRINGS Ririe

Season: Year-round, hot pools may close during November

Relax winter-weary minds and bodies in these mineral-rich waters. Take a dip in one of two pools to find the perfect temperature. During the summer months, cool off in a separate pool or take a ride down the giant waterslide.

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FISHING ACROSS IDAHO WORDS & PHOTOS BY CHRIS HUNT

Can you keep a secret? When you hear all your fishing buddies talking about their plans to chase trout in Montana or Wyoming or Colorado this year, can you keep a straight face and just nod agreeably? Because this year, you’re visiting Idaho. Shhh. Just smile and nod. While your friends are fishing where everybody else is fishing, you have the chance to find yourself gloriously alone in a corner of the Rockies where wild trout swim in thousands of miles of free-flowing rivers and streams. There are also hundreds of publicly accessible lakes and ponds that hold everything from bass and catfish to trout and tiger musky. From our storied rivers — like the Henrys Fork — to small mountain streams bursting with wild and native fish, anglers of all stripes can set their own agendas, fish where trout rarely see flies and lures, and experience some of the wildest landscapes in the country. In all, Idaho has more than 107,000 miles of rivers and streams. No, that’s not a typo. To help anglers get to that water, it’s good to know that 63% of Idaho consists of public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. That means, with a valid fishing license and a good map, anglers have Idaho at their fingertips.

From the fabled rainbow trout that swim the waters of the Big Lost River near Mackay to the wild and native west slope cutthroat trout that sip dry flies on the St. Joe River in northern Idaho’s roadless backcountry (the state boasts nearly 9 million acres of roadless lands — the most of any state in the lower 48), adventurous anglers could spend a lifetime fishing in Idaho and barely scratch the surface. Fishing in Idaho is a year-round endeavor. Some of the state’s best fisheries, like the South Fork of the Boise or the Bear River in southeast Idaho, are solid winter angling destinations; and fishing needn’t stop when ice covers still waters: Henrys Lake in eastern Idaho is a renowned ice-fishing destination, as is Palisades Reservoir east of Idaho Falls, Magic Reservoir north of Twin Falls and Lake Cascade south of McCall. Springtime brings runoff, but it’s also the best time of year to chase smallmouth bass and trout on the Snake River as it flows east to west across the southern half of the state. For those looking for seriously big fish, common and mirror carp are becoming sought-after fly-rod trophies in the Snake, and the chance to catch sturgeon that are measured in feet — not inches — brings in anglers from around the world to fish the Gem State’s longest river. Summer is trout time in Idaho, with world-renowned rivers like the Henrys Fork and South Fork on the eastern side of Idaho providing opportunities to catch trophy 67


rainbows, browns and native Yellowstone cutthroats. In rivers farther north, like the Salmon and its tributaries, anglers can chase native redband trout, west slope cutthroat trout and, if they’re lucky, burly bull trout. The southwest corner of Idaho is bass country, with great opportunities to chase both smallmouth and largemouth bass on C.J. Strike Reservoir or any number of publicly accessible irrigation ponds spread throughout the region. Near the town of Picabo, Silver Creek Preserve — one of Idaho’s true angling gems — tempts anglers with the challenge of casting to trophy trout in the spring creek’s crystal-clear waters. Here, success might mean a single fish since they’re wary and educated. It’s a fly fisher’s dream stream where long-rodders earn their angling doctorates. A bit farther north, running off the southern shoulders of Galena Summit, the Big Wood River winds through the resort communities of Ketchum, world-famous Sun Valley and Hailey and is known for its big-shouldered rainbows. Just over the pass, the mighty Salmon River starts as a trickle and picks up tributaries as it winds through high-mountain steppe country in the shadows of the Sawtooth Mountains. Eventually, it becomes Lewis and Clark’s River of No Return. The Middle Fork of the Salmon is one of the wildest rivers in the lower 48, and it’s chock full of native west slope cutthroat trout. A wilderness float down the Salmon, fly rod in tow, will change your life. In northern Idaho, the Clearwater River and its north and south forks are solid summer angling destinations for native cutthroats and bull trout in some of the most beautiful scenery the country has to offer. Cutthroats are famous dry-fly fish — they always seem to be looking up.

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Bull trout, which can be caught but must be released unharmed, are burly native char that make a living eating other fish. Big, gaudy streamers are the name of the game for fly fishers seeking this elusive native. When fall arrives, so do Idaho’s fabled “B-run” steelhead — oceangoing rainbow trout that swim 800 miles from the Pacific Ocean and traverse numerous dams on the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers to spawn in the pristine headwaters of the Clearwater and Salmon River drainages. These fish used to number in the hundreds of thousands, but a host of environmental challenges along their migration route has cut these runs significantly. Nevertheless, Idaho’s steelhead have a cult following, and they’ve earned it because they fight like mad and come so far to produce the next generation. They’re amazing fish, and when their numbers allow for fishing, they offer a unique opportunity for Gem State anglers. Fall is also when the big brown trout in the Snake River and both of its main tributaries (the Henrys Fork and the South Fork) spawn, and all of these rivers offer chances to catch the trout of a lifetime. Other rivers around the state also boast big browns, like the Portneuf near Lava Hot Springs and Silver Creek, where Ernest Hemingway used to fish. So just smile and nod when your buddies talk about their trips to other fishing destinations in the West. “Good for you,” you’ll say, with a knowing grin on your face. “Have a great time.” Then pack your bags for the fishing adventure of a lifetime in Idaho, where rivers and lakes, backcountry streams, and high-mountain ponds almost beg for anglers. You’ll love it. I promise.

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options for cold-weather fans and snowbirds alike. From bluebird days atop ski resort summits to steam-filled soaks in geothermal pools, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to chill out or turn up the heat.

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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Silver Mountain Resort

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Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

Offering everything from groomed runs, moguls and terrain parks to Nordic and snowshoeing trails, snow tubing and backcountry heli-skiing, Idaho’s 18 ski resorts are packed with fresh-pow fun.

Moscow Orofino Lewiston

Bald Mountain Ski Area Kooskia Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Grangeville Cottonwood Butte Ski Area

Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Hill North Fork

Riggins Brundage Mountain Resort

Salmon

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McCall Little Ski Hill Cascade Tamarack Resort

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Stanley

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Island Park

Spencer Challis

Idaho City

Idaho Falls Sun Valley

Ketchum Hailey

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Kelly Canyon Ski Resort

Arco Blackfoot

Soldier Mountain Ski Area Mountain Home

Driggs

Sun Valley Resort

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Boise

Grand Targhee Resort

Pocatello Pebble Creek Ski Area

Shoshone

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Preston

Albion Pomerelle Mountain Resort

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POMERELLE MOUNTAIN RESORT, MALTA

BALD MOUNTAIN SKI AREA Pierce

At “the best little ski hill in Idaho,” you’ll find a friendly crew, a vintage T-bar, and biscuits and gravy — praised by locals — in the lodge. The ski area is tucked into the pine forests of the Clearwater Mountains, which provide a beautiful backdrop for bunny slopes and black-diamond runs.

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Cottonwood This small but scenic spot is a welcoming destination for skiers looking for a break from the crowds. It’s the kind of place where a powder-loving pup greets you, and instructors are smiley and patient. There are nine runs — four of them groomed and the rest pristine and among the pines.

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Boise

Near Driggs

From extreme terrain on the face — made up of three double black diamonds — to 800 feet of pure downhill joy on its tubing hill, Bogus Basin is a blast for all ages and skills. Just 16 miles from Boise, visitors can find solitude on the network of Nordic and snowshoe trails. If you need a break from the slopes, hop a ride on the Glade Runner mountain coaster for 4,300 feet of high-speed fun.

Piles and piles of light powder — 500-plus inches a year — and the dramatic Grand Teton Range backdrop make this resort a must, especially for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. Nonstop snow means you’ll enjoy days of fresh-powder turns and untouched tree lines. Terrain parks evolve with snowfall, and a tubing hill, winter fat bikes and backcountry snowmobiling deliver action for days.

BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN RESORT McCall 1,500 acres of wide groomed runs, countless glades and open snowfields – combined with more than 400 acres of lift-served backcountry – deliver days of powdery play at Brundage Mountain. First time visitors will want to check out 45th Parallel, a signature intermediate run with stunning valley views. Experts will enjoy the rush of blazing a trail through the pines and powder. Guided backcountry snowmobile and snowcat trips promise stunning scenery and plentiful powder. 74

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KELLY CANYON SKI RESORT Ririe This smaller, family-friendly ski hill is known as a perfect place to learn to ski. While Kelly Canyon leans toward beginner and intermediate runs, experts can still get their share of challenging terrain on 911 or Moose Face; and can access backcountry deep powder off the top of the hill. Try night skiing here — two-thirds of the 51 runs are lit for night skiing.


LITTLE SKI HILL McCall

A hometown hero, the Little Ski Hill is the go-to spot for teaching kids how to ski (six Olympians took their first turns here). Expect an encouraging vibe at this T-bar-served hill with six runs. Offering the only night skiing in McCall, it makes a great spot for evening downhill runs and terrain-park tricks. Private lessons are affordable, and the groomed cross-country trails are dog-friendly.

LOOKOUT PASS SKI & RECREATION AREA Mullan

Lookout Pass was voted the most family-friendly mountain resort in the Pacific Northwest by OnTheSnow.com visitors. That’s not surprising given the mountain boasts more than 400 inches a year, and its northerly facing slopes keep the powder light for days. Pristine, uncrowded runs and steep, freestyle terrain, along with three terrain parks, make it a must-do when visiting northern Idaho. Be sure to hit Golden Eagle for the incredible views.

LOST TRAIL POWDER MOUNTAIN

BOGUS BASIN MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA, BOISE

Near Salmon

This hidden jewel on the Continental Divide is the locals’ best-kept secret. The resort sees 325 inches of fluffy white a year, often in big dumps that deliver never-ending fresh tracks. Uncrowded slopes give you room to spread out, and visitors often find themselves on solo runs. Choose from more than 60 marked trails on 1,800 acres across two mountains.

MAGIC MOUNTAIN RESORT Kimberly

With 120 skiable acres and 11 trails, this little mountain offers big rewards for skiers and boarders of all levels looking for fun, challenging terrain. Family-friendly and close to Twin Falls, Magic Mountain is also a great place to try snow biking or to treat the kids to some tube-hill fun.

PEBBLE CREEK SKI AREA Inkom

This hill’s claim to fame is “If you can ski Pebble Creek, you can ski anywhere.” You know this is true if you’ve ever ventured southbound to South Bowl (truly a rite of passage). Novices can enjoy an excellent area for beginners at the base, while more experienced skiers can hit the steep chutes for an adrenaline rush.

POMERELLE MOUNTAIN RESORT Malta

Celebrate the year’s first flakes at Pomerelle, which is typically one of the first hills to open in Idaho. The resort enjoys major, consistent snowfall (500 inches!) and earns raves for its perfectly groomed runs — a huge plus for families learning to ski and board. Experts will find plenty of awesome drops, like Instructor — a black-diamond run with twists, turns and a straight shot between the trees at max velocity.

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT Sandpoint Schweitzer’s heli-skiing is not for the faint of heart: You’ll descend 10,000-14,000 vertical feet, traversing alpine cirque bowls and powder fields, chutes and glades, and covered tree runs. If that’s a bit much, cruise Little Blue Ridge Run on the outskirts of Outback Bowl, and soak in the views of northern Idaho’s snow-covered panhandle area. This large resort features 92 trails, three terrain parks, a tubing hill, Nordic skiing and backcountry snowmobiling.

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SILVER MOUNTAIN RESORT Kellogg

Start your adventure with a scenic gondola ride to the slopes, where you’ll be awed by the stunning backdrop of northern Idaho peaks as you shoot down 2,200 feet of vertical on fresh snow. Choose from 73 runs across two mountains, plus off-piste terrain; or hit the jumps and rails in the terrain park. Enjoy free admission to an indoor waterpark when you book at Silver Mountain’s Morning Star Lodge.

SNOWHAVEN SKI & TUBING AREA Grangeville This small, family-friendly hill is run by the city of Grangeville, which commits to keeping tickets, lessons and rentals affordable for everyone. The well-groomed runs cater to beginner and intermediate levels.

BALD MOUNTAIN, SUN VALLEY

SOLDIER MOUNTAIN SKI AREA Fairfield

Situated in the Sawtooth Mountain Range, Soldier Mountain is known for vast, skiable backcountry with steep trees, extreme chutes and big, open lines. The mountain features 36 runs, a terrain park and a variety of bowls.

SUN VALLEY RESORT Sun Valley Sun Valley is one of the nation’s most iconic ski resorts, known for its charming lodge and varied ski terrain over two mountains, and is the birthplace of destination skiing. Bald Mountain challenges even the most accomplished skier with 3,400 vertical feet and constant pitch; the fabled, 3-mile Warm Springs run is a must-do. Dollar Mountain features an experience for the family, with eight terrain parks, 76 rails, a 60-foot jump and a Wundercarpet for easy uphill transportation.

TAMARACK RESORT

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SKI 18 MOUNTAINS FOR $18

Tamarack

Compliments of Ski Idaho,

Tamarack’s deep snow and variety of terrain across 1,000-plus skiable acres beckon all levels of skiers and boarders; but intermediates and experts will be especially thrilled that nearly 80% of the runs are more challenging. Hit Upper Serenity for the summit view at a whopping 7,700 feet. A new high-speed lift is now servicing an additional area near Wildwood. You’ll also find Nordic and snowshoe trails nestled among quiet meadows and forest paths.

fifth and sixth graders can enjoy a few days of free skiing at each of more than a dozen participating resorts in Idaho. Learn more and submit an application for the discounted pass at skiidaho.us/passports.


SKYLINE BACKCOUNTRY YURT, NEAR IDAHO CITY

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO AN IDAHO BACKCOUNTRY YURT ADVENTURE WORDS & PHOTOS BY EMILY & BERTY MANDAGIE

When winter arrives in Idaho, some may think the outdoor activity options dwindle to simply skiing and snowboarding; but the truth is, the possibilities are plentiful.

WHAT IS A YURT? A yurt is a circular, tent-like structure made of wood and wrapped in canvas for weather protection. Roughly 20 feet in diameter, yurts can typically sleep five to six people and make for a fun, unique alternative to regular tent camping. From the scenic drive to the trailhead and the snowshoe trek along groomed trails to cozy, indoor fires and watching snow gently fall on the skylight above, there is so much to love about this experience. If you’re looking for a fun winter getaway with family, friends or just yourself, here’s everything you need to know to plan a yurt adventure in Idaho’s backcountry.

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RESERVING YOUR YURT

PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP

There are six Idaho City Backcountry Yurts available for reservations year-round. For this trip, we booked a few nights at the Skyline Yurt, which has some of the best views in the Boise National Forest. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance of your stay, and winter dates tend to book up quickly, so we recommend having multiple dates that work for your schedule handy when booking.

There are a few key essentials to consider when packing for yurt camping in winter: warm clothes, snowshoes, and enough food, water and propane for your stay, plus some other helpful items like hiking poles and a toboggan-style sled to make transporting your supplies easier. Don’t forget to throw in a book and some packable board games for some downtime. All yurts in this system are equipped with fireplaces, bunk beds with mattresses, a table, chairs, a propane stove, pots and pans, and more. Many yurts even have firewood stocked for your convenience. We recommend viewing the Idaho City Area Yurts Winter Manual (available online), which includes a comprehensive packing list, winter safety travel tips, directions and other important information. Make sure to print these out and keep a copy with you on your trip as service may be limited.

Visit idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com or call 888-922-6743 to reserve a yurt. A Park N’ Ski pass is required to park a vehicle at the trailhead leading to your yurt, so make sure you have that purchased before you depart.

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S T AY U P L A T E A N D S C O P E O U T T H E DA ZZ L I N G N I G H T S KY I N T H I S B AC KCO U N T RY OASIS.

NEAR IDAHO CITY

SKYLINE BACKCOUNTRY YURT, NEAR IDAHO CITY

SKYLINE BACKCOUNTRY YURT, NEAR IDAHO CITY


GETTING THERE Depending on which location you select, your yurt will be accessible from one of three Idaho Park N’ Ski parking lots north of Idaho City on Highway 21. Depending on snowfall, the groomers may end up moving snow around your vehicle while it’s parked, so it’s a good idea to include a shovel on your gear list just in case you need a little help getting in or out. Pro Tip: Before you go, check the weather and road conditions (511.idaho.gov) and download the free Avenza Maps app to your smartphone, which lets you view the trail maps without cell service. After parking in the designated Park N’ Ski lot, your adventure begins. Load up your backpack or sled, strap on your snowshoes (or Nordic or Telemark skis), and set out on the trail for a journey along groomed, winding trails through the forest.

SKYLINE BACKCOUNTRY YURT, NEAR IDAHO CITY

THINGS TO DO Once you reach your cozy destination and get settled in, there are a variety of activities in and around the yurt. Explore the nearby trails, or grab your sled and head for the nearest hill for some classic winter fun. If you’re looking for something indoors or more relaxing, you can cook an epic meal, read a book, play a game, or build a fire and share stories with one another. Stay up late and scope out the dazzling night sky in this backcountry oasis unhindered by light pollution. One of our favorite morning activities is catching sunrise from the deck with a hot cup of coffee in hand before preparing a delicious breakfast to fuel the day ahead.

CAPPING OFF YOUR ADVENTURE After a weekend of trekking through and playing in the snow, what better way to relax and reflect on your fun-filled adventure than to soak your tired, sore muscles in a steaming geothermal pool? Conveniently located on your drive back to Boise through Idaho City, The Springs is a natural hot spring retreat featuring a giant soaking pool, a large hot tub and a series of private pools. You can order drinks poolside, eat a freshly prepared meal in a heated yurt, or enjoy a therapeutic massage from one of the licensed massage therapists on-site. Have some extra time? Extend your trip and stay at Inn the Pines — The Springs’ nearby accommodations offering seven rooms or a family cabin that sleeps up to six. Pro Tip: Book your pool passes and lodging when reserving your yurt. It’s never too soon to start planning your winter yurt adventure — we know you’ll love it!

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SLED RIDES In Idaho, we don’t believe in getting snowed in. When the snow flies, we’re out in it, riding. Let an experienced snowmobile guide take you on a family-friendly cruise through hushed forests and powdery meadows or on steep-and-deep runs around the state. With spectacular views and thousands of miles of trails, Idaho is ready to deliver nonstop sledding adventures.

MCCALL Snowy evergreen forests, sweeping vistas and high-mountain lakes beckon riders to the Payette National Forest, a winter wonderland with endless backcountry powder and 500-plus miles of groomed trails. A favorite groomed ride is to the Secesh Stage Stop, where you can enjoy lunch and play in the powder in the nearby Secesh Meadows. If you’re more into steep and deep, take the Copet Creek Trail to Brundage Reservoir and extend your trip with the groomed trail over to Goose Lake. For guided trips, check out Brundage Mountain and CM Backcountry Rentals & Adventures — both will take you on amazing rides, and the latter also offers clinics for first-time and advanced riders.

ISLAND PARK, NEAR BIG SPRINGS

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BIG SPRINGS, ISLAND PARK

CASCADE/SMITHS FERRY/ DONNELLY In Cascade, you can ride your sled right through downtown — so you know the snowmobiling is serious. This lakeside area features 300 miles of groomed trails, plentiful off-trail boondocking and challenging backcountry terrain. Just south of Cascade is Smiths Ferry and the Wellington Snow Park — home to 400 miles of trails (250 of which are groomed). Ride to Ola, Warm Lake and even to Stanley, or take the Winter Wonderland Trail, which weaves past Cascade and Donnelly and crosses forested terrain at elevations of nearly 8,000 feet before reaching McCall. Check in with CM Backcountry Rentals & Adventures for information about guided riding in this area.

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ISLAND PARK Set within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Island Park and the surrounding area are pristine and pretty wild, both on and off your sled. Tour breathtaking scenery on the region’s 900-plus miles of groomed trails that extend up to West Yellowstone, boondock in endless powdery meadows, and hit the steep-and-deep — all within a stone’s throw of the nation’s first national park. Mesa Falls is a must: Cruise along a scenic byway to view the 10-story Upper Mesa Falls, where water spills over petrified lava into the Snake River below. The snow and ice at the falls make this a particularly magical spot. Closer to West Yellowstone, riders head to Two Top Trail for hill climbing, powder bowls, ghost trees and remarkable views of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Experienced mountain riders climb Lionhead Trail, which follows the east side of the Continental Divide and rises 10,000 feet, rewarding sledders with deep snow and panoramic vistas. Area outfitters include High Mountain Adventures, and Island Park’s Mountain Mayhem offers guided experiences.


NEAR MCCALL | PHOTO CREDIT: LOCAL FRESHIES/JAIME PIROZZI

ISLAND PARK AREA

MCCALL | PHOTO CREDIT: MCCALL AREA CHAMBER


PRIEST LAKE Head to Priest Lake for a rugged, 500,000-acre playground. More than 400 miles of groomed trails encircle the remote Priest and Upper Priest lakes and lead high into the Selkirk Mountains. Trails, all on state and federal land, carve through deep forest up to vast snowy bowls above the tree line, where the highest peaks are 7,000 feet. Locals swear by the trails on the north end of Priest Lake, which lead to the backcountry bowls of the Selkirks. One beautiful, family-friendly ride stretches from Nordman through stands of ancient western red cedar trees to Granite Falls. From the town of Coolin, experienced off-road riders can head up to the windswept ridges and high elevations of Sundance Mountain and the Echo Bowl warming shelter (Please note: Avalanche gear is highly recommended in these areas). Crown Jewel Winter sports offers rentals in this area.

A wide variety of outfitters and guides are ready to help you and your family navigate Idaho’s powder. To find more information on Idaho’s expansive snowmobiling trail system check out Idaho Parks and Recreation’s brochure on snowmobiling in Idaho. For those sled riders who bring their own ride or want to rent, you’ll find outfitters all over the state to accommodate your adventure level and hundreds of miles of trail to tackle.

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT Spend a day on the sled near Sandpoint with Selkirk Powder, an outfitter based at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Book a two-hour ride along groomed trails with incredible views of Lake Pend Oreille and around the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the East River. This outfitter also also offers a longer trip that skirts summit ridges before dropping 4,000 vertical feet into the Priest River Valley, where you’ll travel through magnificent towering trees along the East River.

BEAR LAKE VALLEY Ride off into Bear Lake Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges on over 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and wide-open play areas. A day’s ride up to St. Charles Peak, at 9,700 feet, delivers thrills with large basins and deep powder, plus an incredible view of the Grand Tetons. All skill levels will enjoy Beaver Creek, Swan Flat and Fish Haven Canyon trails, which are groomed with lots of mountain meadows for your powder pleasure. For more information, contact the Bear Lake Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

NEAR MCCALL | PHOTO CREDIT: LOCAL FRESHIES/JAIME PIROZZI

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SAWTOOTH BASIN Find the ultimate Western sledding experience in Stanley, where you’ll ride alongside the dramatic, snow-covered peaks of the iconic Sawtooth Mountains. An expansive groomed trail system — more than 160 miles — and plenty of off-road areas bring you to spectacular settings like Redfish and Alturas Lakes. Just about everywhere, you’ll find opportunities to head off-road into powder and rugged mountain terrain. Smiley Creek Lodge in Ketchum offers guided half- and full-day trips leaving from its lodge at the southern terminus of the groomed system and from Stanley. 84

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WINTER FESTIVALS & EVENTS NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

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.

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.

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ways to celebrate

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.

this winter.

Vintage Snowmobile Racing Priest Lake Rev it up for some classic snowmobile fun in northern Idaho with these vintage machines. Additional races are held in early and late February.

Stanley Winterfest Stanley 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. Snowbike SnowBeast Grand Prix and Extreme Skijor Wallace and Mullan

FIRE & ICE WINTER FESTIVAL, SANDPOINT WINTER CARNIVAL, SANDPOINT

LAVA HOT SPRINGS

MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL, MCCALL

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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I DA H O PERSPECTIVE In life as in photography, perspective provides a sense of depth and spatial relationship for the viewer. View Idaho through the lenses of these photographers — and resident Idahoans — as they share the adventurous spirit (along with a keen eye and impeccable timing) behind capturing Idaho’s expansive beauty. PHOTO BY HILLARY MAYBERY

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HILLARY MAYBERY HOME BASE:

KETCHUM DAY JOB:

PHOTOGRAPHER FAVORITE IDAHO SEASON:

SPRING Hillary started her photography career earning her chops as a photography assistant for David Stoecklein. She takes pride in her knack for capturing what makes her clients special and has been voted “Best Photographer in Sun Valley” for the last 10 years. She settled in Sun Valley with her boyfriend of 14 years, Mark, and their rock star daughter Presly.

How would you describe your photography style in three words?

Energetic, adventurous and colorful. What’s your favorite part about capturing Idaho’s beauty?

The light! And our diverse landscape, of course. What is your favorite Idaho experience?

Learning how to fly-fish on the Big Lost River in Mackay — it’s a spectacular place! Which Idaho location absolutely took your breath away the first time you saw it?

When I first moved to Sun Valley, we drove over Galena Summit, and I saw the incredible Sawtooth Mountains. That view still gets me every time.

What is the one Idaho adventure you tell friends and family they must experience?

In winter, ski Bald Mountain; in summer, take a drive to Redfish Lake, hike to Pioneer Cabin or Baker Lake, float and fish Silver Creek Preserve’s S-turns, raft the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and end the day at Grumpy’s for schooners and burgers. Tell us about your most memorable or surprising Idaho moment.

Walking around a tight corner at Silver Creek in Picabo, I came across an enormous bull moose and his girlfriend. It was so scary; we just walked backward very slowly.

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SILVER CREEK PRESERVE, NEAR PICABO

MACKAY

BELLEVUE

CAREY


DEREK BUTLER HOME BASE:

COEUR D’ALENE DAY JOB:

ELEVATOR MECHANIC FAVORITE IDAHO SEASON:

SPRING Derek Butler is a landscape and product photographer based in Coeur d’Alene. He was born and raised in Galway, Ireland. Derek fell in love with northern Idaho and made it his home in 2014. He loves capturing Idaho’s beauty while adventuring with his wife and three boys. How would you describe your photography style in three words?

Moody, creative and vibrant. What’s your favorite part about capturing Idaho’s beauty?

My favorite part is being able to photograph the four seasons and watching as the landscape changes from day to day. What is it about Idaho that keeps you snapping photos?

I want to see more of Idaho; I feel like I have barely scratched the surface. Every day is another epic adventure. Which Idaho location absolutely took your breath away the first time you saw it?

Farragut State Park.

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What is the one Idaho adventure you tell friends and family they must experience?

Hiking Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene. What is your most memorable or surprising Idaho moment?

Seeing a herd of elk for the first time as they crossed the road in front of me.

FIND HIM AT:

@hikester_


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LAKE PEND OREILLE

ST. JOE RIVER, ST. MARIES

ROUND LAKE STATE PARK, SAGLE

HIGGINS POINT, COEUR D’ALENE


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JASPER GIBSON HOME BASE:

VICTOR DAY JOB:

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER FAVORITE IDAHO SEASON:

TIE BETWEEN SUMMER & WINTER Jasper Gibson is an outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer based out of Victor. His photographs are inspired by a deep-seated love for the natural beauty of the outdoors and the adventures that lie within. When Jasper isn’t behind the lens, he can be found snacking on cheese, climbing, skiing, kayaking, fly-fishing and passing the time with close friends in the backwoods of Idaho.

How would you describe your photography style in three words?

Candid outdoor culture. What’s your favorite part about capturing Idaho’s beauty?

My favorite part is the endless array of landscapes and adventures to photograph. Having lived in Idaho for 20 years, I can safely say that I’ve barely scratched the surface of this amazing state. What is it about Idaho that keeps you snapping photos?

The rural and rugged feel, as well as the endless adventures to be had. Which Idaho location absolutely took your breath away the first time you saw it?

The Pioneer Mountains near Sun Valley totally blew me away. I had no idea that Idaho had such rugged and impressive peaks. 96

What is the one Idaho adventure you tell friends and family they must experience?

Getting on Lake Pend Oreille in/on any form of watercraft. Tell us about your most memorable or surprising Idaho moment.

Some of my most fond memories are camping, hiking, picking huckleberries and exploring Lake Pend Oreille and the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains as a kid.

FIND HIM AT:

@jasper.gibson


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 LAKE PEND OREILLE

FAULT LAKE, SELKIRK MOUNTAINS

SELKIRK CREST, SANDPOINT

SCOTCHMAN PEAK, CLARK FORK


SCOTCHMAN PEAK, CLARK FORK

PIONEER MOUNTAINS, SUN VALLEY


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The Wood River Valley is a special place. Nestled in the heart of the Northern Rockies, it’s a place where the rivers run clear, the stars shine bright, the trails are endless, the people are friendly and opportunities for discovery are everywhere. We invite you to discover what makes Idaho so special. www.discoverWRV.com

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ASK AN EXPERT There’s no better or truer account of the Idaho experience than hearing it straight from the local experts that live it, day in and day out. Get key tips and firsthand knowledge from seven Idahoans who can help you maximize your Idaho adventure. For more advice from experts around the state, visit youtube.com/visitidaho and click on the Ask an Expert playlist for the latest tips and tricks to make sure your adventure in Idaho is one you’ll never forget.

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SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT, SANDPOINT

WESTERN PLEASURE GUEST RANCH, SANDPOINT

SILVERWOOD THEME PARK

HARRISON

HELLS CANYON


TERI RIBERICH

BRANDIE LINCOLN

THE CYCLE HAUS BIKES & BREWS

HELLS CANYON ADVENTURES

Harrison

Cambridge

“Harrison offers a lot to do year-round. In summer, you

“Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America, so

can boat, bike, hike and enjoy the wonderful shops and

when you drive into this area, you’re traveling along the

restaurants. In winter, there is cross-country and

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. We offer jet boat tours and

downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. In fall,

single- and multiday whitewater rafting trips that are safe

you will find some of the best cycling around, and you

for all ages and activity levels. These trips let you

don’t want to miss seeing the needles on the tamarack

experience the biggest whitewater and the deepest

pine trees turn into speckles of gold all along

sections of Hells Canyon as well as learn about the

the mountainside.”

history of the area.”

JORDAN CARTER

CARL FUS

SILVERWOOD THEME PARK

LAKE COEUR D’ALENE CRUISES

Athol

Coeur d’Alene

“I’m a thrill junkie, so my favorite thing to do at

“The lake changes with the seasons, just as you’d expect.

Silverwood is ride the roller coasters — Tremors, Timber

Summer is a great time to be on the water when the sun is

Terror and Aftershock — and even some of our flat rides,

out and it’s warm. In fall, we cruise around the lake and

like Panic Plunge, Drop Tower and Spin Cycle, which is

up the river when the leaves are changing, and Mother

the world’s largest pendulum-style ride that goes

Nature paints a whole new canvas for us to see.

completely upside down. From our 1915 steam

Christmastime is really popular, as we change our route

locomotive train ride through the woods and the

and take people to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. Then

high-intensity roller coasters to floating down the lazy

in spring, it’s a great time to be back out on the water.”

river with your favorite adult beverage, there’s something for everybody to enjoy at Silverwood.”

DIG CHRISMER SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

Sandpoint

“The best way to experience Schweitzer in summer is to take advantage of our Ultimate Fun Pass, which gets you one day of unlimited scenic chairlift rides, the zip line, the climbing wall and the trampoline jumper; plus, it’ll get you a bag of gems to discover at the sluice box. It’s just a fun way to go from one activity to another without a time restriction. Pro tip: Add mountain biking on to the Ultimate Fun Pass, and enjoy riding the great trails. Sky House at the summit is a must-visit summer destination, offering a fantastic meal with a view of Idaho, Montana, Washington, Canada and Lake Pend Oreille. It’s absolutely gorgeous.”

JANICE SCHOONOVER & DANIELLE OTIS WESTERN PLEASURE GUEST RANCH

Sandpoint

“Since we are family-owned and -operated, our guests feel very much at home — and that’s our goal. We are all about getting back to nature, enjoying the outdoors and experiencing things as they come — whether that’s horseback riding or any of the other activities here at the ranch. Prepare to be immersed in Western culture, and don’t be afraid to turn your phone off and enjoy an unplugged vacation. We encourage guests to take pictures and videos but to share them later. While you’re here, just let yourself be immersed in the experience.”

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On the following pages, read the adventures of two couples in two different stages of life as they cross items off their respective bucket lists in Idaho.

FALLING FOR IDAHO NO MATTER THE TOWN OR THE SEASON WORDS & PHOTOS BY ALLI & BOBBY TALLEY

We’re always on the hunt for our next romantic destination. Call us millennials or wanderlusters, but we’d rather spend our hard-earned money on seeing beautiful places than on beautiful things. In the five years we’ve been married, we’ve realized that cherished memories are worth far more than material possessions; so we’re endlessly dreaming about what delightful journey we’ll embark on next. When planning a trip, we look for a place that will captivate us and check the boxes off our must-have list. Our list includes (but is not limited to) breathtaking scenery, bucket-list adventures, luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining and, of course, the element of romance. They don’t call Idaho the Gem State for nothing — it’s packed full of hidden gems and natural scenery. Whether we’re snowmobiling our way through the picturesque mountain trails in McCall, hiking through wildflowers at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, eating our way through Boise’s flourishing culinary scene, or even cliff jumping into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene, every place we’ve visited in any season has something undeniably romantic to offer. That’s why we continue to come back, year after year! Here we highlight four charming destinations that we believe will ignite your love affair with Idaho, regardless of the season.

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This past winter we explored the rustic and refreshingly under-the-radar town of McCall. What was once a logging community is now a pristine and charming mountain town, with some of the highest-average snowfalls in the state. After several nights exploring this enchanting place, we’re convinced that if you look up the definition of winter wonderland, McCall will be the first picture you see. There is top-notch skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling at Brundage Mountain Resort, scenic snowshoeing trails in Ponderosa State Park and plenty of delightful restaurants and breweries scattered around town. Plus, the welcoming and idyllic Shore Lodge is the perfect retreat for vacationing couples. Be sure to treat yourself to the relaxing and restoring outdoor and indoor immersion pools at The Cove, Shore Lodge’s luxurious spa oasis. Our favorite nightly activity was the complimentary s’more station by its lake-front fire pit — nothing tastes better than a s’more in the snow!

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Boise continues to make headlines as one of the best places in the country to live, work and play, and we can see why couples are flocking to this beautiful and booming capital city. Beyond its natural beauty and inviting downtown, Boise’s culinary scene is nothing short of spectacular. Young chefs with influences from around the world are taking homegrown, farm-to-table cuisine and putting an innovative and distinctively Boise spin on it.

wander the Downtown Farmers Market. And no trip is complete without a blissful Sunset Dinner Cruise along the lake. Stay at the world-famous Coeur d’Alene Resort, which sits on the lake in the heart of downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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We celebrated Valentine’s Day in Boise and believe nothing is more romantic than savoring delicious food with the one you love. Foodie couples will fall head over heels for the sourdough-crust, wood-fired pizza at The Wylder, the mouthwatering burgers and innovative tacos at Diablo & Sons Saloon, and the bold and flavorful hand-poured coffee at Form and Function. Then walk off all of that irresistible food with a hike at Camel’s Back Park, which boasts striking views of downtown Boise. After a long day of eating, drinking and exploring, sink into the plush beds at the Inn at 500 Capitol. This upscale boutique hotel is perfect for a couple’s getaway, with thoughtful amenities, modern decor and fireplaces in every room.

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We recently experienced our first summer in Coeur d’Alene, and it was every bit as dreamy as we had hoped it would be. The warm sunshine, the sparkling blue lake and the vast green landscapes converge to create one magical (and incredibly romantic) summertime getaway. Couples can rent kayaks and paddleboats from Coeur d’Alene Watersports, hike and cliff jump at Tubbs Hill, indulge in a Gooey (a colossal ice-cream sundae) at Dockside and even

We knew Schweitzer Mountain Resort was a mecca for winter sports, but we had no idea how unspoiled and peaceful it is in the warmer months. After spending some time traversing around Schweitzer in July, we’re convinced it is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets. Situated in the Selkirk Mountains, just 11 miles northwest of Sandpoint, Schweitzer has something for every kind of visitor. There are wildflowers blooming everywhere you turn, sweet and juicy huckleberries growing along the hillside, and plenty of activities that are both thrilling and romantic. Couples can go zip lining, horseback riding, mountain biking or even take an e-biking tour! One day we took the scenic lift to the summit, where we dined at The Nest Bar and Restaurant with breathtaking 360-degree views. One can see Canada, Washington, Idaho and Montana while sipping champagne from the balcony — how amazing (and romantic) is that? Cozy up at the charming Selkirk Lodge, which features awe-inspiring mountain views and distinct Northwest charm. No matter the town or season, beloved Idaho continues to blow us away. It’s a place full of beauty, full of adventure and full of romance. There are still so many towns and cities we have yet to explore, which tells us that our love affair with Idaho has only just begun.

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THE EMPTY NESTERS’ GUIDE TO ROAD-TRIPPING THROUGH IDAHO WORDS & PHOTOS BY DANNY & ALICE SCOTT

On a Northwest road trip, happenstance routes us happily through Twin Falls, where dinner at Elevation 486 had been adamantly recommended. We veer off Interstate 84, and after a few miles of flat terrain, the earth opens to reveal the amazing Snake River Canyon. A unique restaurant, Elevation 486, sits at the canyon’s edge, and its patio offers a stupendous view of the river dividing two pristine golf courses 486-feet below. The food, especially the fresh trout, is equally fantastic; Idaho is not just about taters, after all. At sunrise, we drive to Shoshone Falls where the sun is shining and a rainbow arches over the wide, raging waterfall, awakening us to Idaho’s natural beauty. Sensing that Twin Falls is a mere morsel on Idaho’s plate, we’re hungry for more and detour to Boise for a waterfront lunch. After enjoying juicy burgers with live music at The Sandbar Patio Bar and Grill, we walk along the Boise River Greenbelt and witness surfers maneuvering the wave at Boise Whitewater Park and paddleboarders navigating Quinn’s Pond. The Capital City Public Market is suggested to us, so we zip downtown, passing the impressively domed and pillared Idaho State Capitol (partially eclipsed by a pedal-powered bike bar). In an hour, we absorb the super city vibe before returning to our original route. 106

We continue on our northwest road trip and find ourselves in northern Idaho at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Poised 17 stories high and towering over Lake Coeur d’Alene, a deluxe-view room with a private balcony feels like a honeymoon suite where couples may preside over the marina and their lake subjects below. Shuttle boats ferry guests to the beach club or the golf dock for 18 extraordinary holes, including the famous Floating Green. Eleven dining venues deliver foodie delights with lake views. Calories and hearts melt while hiking the adjacent Tubbs Hill, brimming with wildflowers and varied lake perspectives. Coeur d’Alene is a natural launch pad for daytrips, such as jet boating in Hells Canyon near Lewiston. Take a wild and scenic ride on the Snake River with views of bighorn sheep grazing the rocky mountainsides and eagles,


Idaho’s diverse topography is both stunning and mesmerizing. We traverse glorious, snow-covered mountain peaks with side lakes and streams and then spill out of the woods into the rolling hills of the Palouse. Blanketed fields of green and gold flow for miles along the Washington border like carpets in the wind. Amid these hills, the small city of Moscow embraces its beginnings with intimate art galleries, theaters, restaurants and a wine-tasting room. Home to the University of Idaho and with Washington State University 10 minutes away, the collegiate scene is alive and well. Moscow is modern while laidback with a genuine hometown feel. Plus, it’s fun to tell people you’re in Moscow. The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel offers gaming and golf at the renowned Circling Raven Golf Club, as well as information on the culture and history of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. On the resort’s Bison Ranch Tour, we learn the cultural significance of the husky herd while keeping a respectful distance — as we’re warned about the potential for fence jumping. The tour guide recounts how a young bull with a wandering eye once took a leap for more than a peek at the adjacent nudist resort. They share this raw nature story as a yummy, cooked sampling of bison is served. Back at the resort, Executive Chef Steven Walk produces a delicious elk stew and huckleberry-brine smoked salmon.

ospreys and white pelicans diving for fish as whitewater rafters row by. Be sure to check out the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center, which brings their historic expedition to life in Hells Gate State Park. After touring and boating, we romance the vines with vintners of the new Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). Art and Doug McIntosh converted their family grain farm into Lindsay Creek Vineyards. Doug, a saxophone player who has toured the world with the likes of Kenny G, effortlessly pairs musical notes with tasting notes in Lindsay Creek’s fine wines like Irresponsibility. While the AVA designation is recent, Frenchman Louis Delsol imported his cuttings from Europe in 1872. At Clearwater Canyon Cellars, owners Coco and Karl Umiker pay homage to Delsol with their Louis Delsol Cabernet Sauvignon.

Huckleberries are an uncultivated treat cleverly incorporated in drinks, desserts and sauces throughout Idaho, like the spicy huckleberry orange marmalade that accompanies jumbo coconut shrimp at Trinity at City Beach in Sandpoint. The restaurant sits on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced pond oh-ray), which makes for a nice dip or stroll. City Beach bridges to downtown where trains chug nostalgically into the old station listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Quaint shops and restaurants line the streets where last winter a mother moose and calf were seen window shopping. Moose also wander onto The Idaho Club golf course, defining its moose logo and moose tee-box markers. As we enjoy our empty-nesting travel life, bald eaglets stretch their little heads out of a high nest beside The Idaho Club’s first tee box, begging to be fed. At Sleeps Cabins, our dream lake cottage, we sipped wine on the dock with other guests as we watched the sun set over Lake Pend Oreille to the sound of eagles whistling to one another above — a perfect parting with our new love: Idaho. The authors’ original photos have been edited for a vintage layout.

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LOCAL FAVES & ACCOLADES From home-style comfort food to deliciously crafted gastropub fare, we’ve got you covered. Here are some must-try culinary destinations that are earning the attention of the nation and locals alike.

NORTHERN IDAHO Wolf Lodge Coeur d’Alene Wolf Lodge was named one of the “Best Steakhouses in America” by Business Insider. The delicious Old West recipes have been passed down over multiple generations and have turned Wolf Lodge into a must-visit eatery. If you’re a meat-and-potatoes kind of person, this is the spot for you. Baxters on Cedar Sandpoint Known for classic decor, friendly staff and upscale American cuisine, Baxters on Cedar is regularly one of the town’s top-rated spots on TripAdvisor. Make sure to try the Maine lobster roll and the signature key lime pie. If you’re wondering where the name came from, that’s thanks to the owners’ black lab, Baxter.

Candle in the Woods Athol Tucked in the upper Idaho Panhandle, owner and executive chef Dave Adlard has meticulously crafted a dining experience unlike anything else you will find in the region. One sitting per evening welcomes all guests to share a single, family-style table where course after course of world-class dishes are presented over a four-hour period.

NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO Nectar Moscow One of Moscow’s most sought-after dining experiences, Nectar touts a menu of mouthwatering dishes and handcrafted cocktails in the historic downtown area. Try the house-made meatloaf, which is so well liked that it’s featured on “Meatloaf Monday” each week. Mystic Café Lewiston Located in the 1926 Morgan Bros. Coffee Roasters building in downtown Lewiston, Mystic Café is a mix of modern flair with classically casual cuisine. Indulge in a Wicked Grilled Cheese or Stuffed Chicken in a Waffle, and get a few pointers on local wines from staff members with sommelier certification.

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SOUTHWEST IDAHO Brick 29 Bistro Nampa Located on the top floor of the recently expanded Masonic Temple in Nampa, Brick 29 brings in locally grown foods daily to ensure that the flavors of Idaho are represented across the menu. If you’re a fan of comfort food, try the Chicken in a Biscuit. Ragazza Di Bufalo Donnelly Steve Topple, a well-known and well-loved chef, created a new dining option with an Italian twist. The recently transformed restaurant on Donnelly’s Main Street features mouthwatering dishes like “Ragazza” Crispy Artichokes and Shrimp Pesto Gnocchi (house-made, of course). Reservations are strongly recommended. Janjou Patisserie Boise In 2013, Pastry Chef Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas and her husband, Chuck Gabbitas, made the decision to switch from working in the semiconductor industry to running an artisan bakery focused on handcrafted French pastries created with local ingredients. The switch has paid off as 114

the thriving shop has earned Mizrachi-Gabbitas a James Beard Foundation nomination in the Outstanding Baker category. Do yourself a favor and try the croissants or any one of the tarts, but make sure you get there early.

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO Yellow Brick Cafe Twin Falls Chef Kathy Fitzgerald built Yellow Brick Cafe to be a place where guests could feel like they were part of the family. She also whips up standout dishes with a farm-to-table mindset that ensures ingredients are fresh and local. Be sure to snag a glass of fresh, cold-pressed juice while you’re there. Koto Brewing Twin Falls Comfort food and craft beers make for a good afternoon or evening spent at Koto. This modern gastropub focuses on bringing fresh flavors to its menu and unique combinations to its beer, wine and cocktail lists. Try the Pickled Pig sandwich– a local favorite.


SOUTHEAST IDAHO Portneuf Grille & Lounge Lava Hot Springs Located inside the historic Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa, this upscale restaurant and bar is a gem. Only the highest-quality ingredients are used to create the Northwest-inspired cuisine that features fresh seafood, prime-cut steaks and unique pasta dishes. Buddy’s Pocatello A local favorite for family-style Italian food, Buddy’s family recipes are as delicious as they are secret. From the signature garlic vinaigrette dressing and pizza dough to the hand-rolled meatballs and Carmello dessert, almost everything on the menu is made from scratch in-house.

Enoteca Ketchum Enoteca focuses on simple, fresh ingredients that elevate some of Idaho’s most popular dishes. From inspired charcuterie boards featuring local honey and fruits to wood-fired pizzas topped with house-made pesto and wild mushrooms, Enoteca has made a name for itself in Blaine County and beyond. Pioneer Saloon Ketchum Another Hemingway haunt, this Old West saloon is well-known in central Idaho and has been touted as a must-visit by USA Today. Saddle up for some substantial servings of the Pioneer’s famous prime rib that ranges in size from 8 ounces to 20 ounces or try the Jim Spud, a local baked potato creation that’s sure to wow.

EASTERN IDAHO A Street Soup Market Idaho Falls This popular hole-in-the-wall cafe is just a block from the banks of the Snake River in the heart of downtown Idaho Falls. Whether you’re warming up with a hot bowl of house-made soup or biting into a savory sandwich on fresh-baked bread, you’ll quickly realize what all the fuss is about. Spoon Bistro Victor Quaint and cozy, Spoon Bistro packs a culinary punch with dishes that have Forbes and the locals buzzing! Enjoy the intimate atmosphere inside the restaurant, or feast out on the natural-wood-adorned patio. Either way, you’ll be treated to savory, rustic dishes from start to finish. Forage Bistro and Lounge Driggs Rated by Yelp and USA Today as one of the best restaurants in Idaho, Forage serves up seasonal mountain comfort food in the Teton Valley. Recharge after a day of adventure near the Teton Mountains with Drunken Brie or Local Lion’s Mane Mushroom Cake.

CENTRAL IDAHO Michel’s Christiania Ketchum Sun Valley’s ski-resort vibe collides with classic French cuisine to form something special at Michel’s Christiania in Ketchum. Classically trained chefs prepare elite entrees that have kept locals and visitors coming back for decades. Ernest Hemingway dined here so frequently that he had his own table.

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LOCAL EATS WORDS BY JULIE HAHN

I’ve lived in Idaho for most of my life, but recently, I’ve noticed friends and family are finally treating my beloved state like a destination. I’ve met out-of-town folks in Boise, the Magic Valley, northern Idaho and the central mountains. We laugh, we catch up, and we explore. But most of all, we eat. I take the restaurant selection process very seriously. Maybe it’s a chip on my shoulder — in a state that is famous for the humble potato, it can seem daunting to convince a New Yorker that Idaho does, indeed, have some of the best food in the West. Luckily, my belly and I have done extensive research. This is a guide to my current go-to guest restaurants.

THE PERFECT POTATO In a state where perfectly crisp, seasoned fries are all but a birthright, Stevo’s stands out. This Heyburn restaurant was founded by an Idaho potato farmer who

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was tired of being served frozen fries. The Stevo’s solution — fresh, never-frozen fries that are perfectly salted and fried to a crisp-tender finish — has remained the bedrock of this family-friendly restaurant. You don’t want to miss its homemade fry sauce, either.

THE BASQUE EXPERIENCE If you’ve had Basque food in Idaho during the past 75 years, chances are it’s because a member of the Ansotegui family served it to you. Dan Ansotegui continues his family’s tradition of stellar food at Txikiteo in Boise, which is owned by Elizabeth Tullis — the proprietor of nearby Modern Hotel (home to an equally outstanding bar and restaurant). Txikiteo — pronounced chi-kee-TAY-o and loosely translates to “pub crawl” in Basque — features perfectly portioned pintxos, or tapas; homemade, pepper-laden sausages and flavorful cheeses; and a low-key luxe breakfast featuring dishes like a jamon sandwich layered with manchego and mostarda. Of course, you can never go wrong with Bar Gernika. Most repeat guests to my home request a visit here — it’s cozy, it’s friendly, and it’s the perfect place to have a craft beer or three. However, most guests specifically mention one menu item: croquetas — savory balls of flour and chicken that have been deep-fried into a concoction with a shattering bite and soft, melting center. I’ve received more than one request to ship them out of state, but they’re best enjoyed, one by one, at the corner of Capitol and Grove streets in Boise.


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THE PLACE TO IMPRESS BIG-CITY FOLKS Camel’s Crossing in Boise is tucked unassumingly into the side of a historic Hyde Park building, but once you step inside, wow. It’s a weirdly welcoming tableau of upscale ’70s-style decor. The setting is dramatic, but it’s the perfect backdrop for an unbeatable wine list and uber-fresh dishes. The menu changes frequently with what’s in season, but recent hits include perfectly crisp-tender grilled broccolini with cured egg yolk, toasted walnuts and a punchy lemon-garlic aioli.

THE PLACE FOR BOTH YOUR GRANDMA AND YOUR HIPSTER COUSIN The Stagecoach Inn is a throwback in the best possible way. This Garden City institution has been feeding Treasure Valley residents since the 1950s, and it is miraculously largely unchanged since then. The menu — juicy prime rib, flaky hunks of halibut fried to a golden shine, and salads piled high with homemade Roquefort and sunflower seeds — will please the senior citizens in your family while delighting younger generations with its earnest refusal to change. The hearty baked spuds and onion rings are so satisfying that we’ve even taken vegetarian friends. Whatever you do, don’t miss the crunchy, legendary bar prawns.

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THE JAW-DROPPER Elevation 486 in Twin Falls is blessed with one of the most stunning restaurant views in the West thanks to its perch on the Snake River Canyon. It’s a mic drop of a location and makes this place stand out as a destination designed to impress. Cut into the thick, perfectly seasoned Canyon-Cut Ribeye and — perhaps counterintuitively — the spicy and satisfying New Orleans-Style Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya.

THE CROWD PLEASER I’ve often thought about what makes Cloverleaf Creamery in Buhl so great. Cloverleaf offers many of the same favorite flavors you’ll see at ice cream parlors throughout the country, but there’s something sublime about a Cloverleaf cone — richly creamy, intensely flavored and an absolute joy to eat. Maybe it’s the way Cloverleaf pampers its beloved small herd of dairy cows, or maybe it’s the old-fashioned processing equipment it uses. What I know for sure is that my guests have never been disappointed.

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ever-growing number of amazing Mexican food joints, but Juanita’s is among the most crave-worthy. The street-style tacos feature traditional fillings, ranging from carne asada to lengua (tongue) and tripa (tripe), or you can opt for platters stuffed with enchiladas or build-your-own gorditas. It’s a true family place, so feel free to bring the kids.

THE LOCALS-ONLY HANGOUT Ketchum is undeniably upscale. Grumpy’s is not, and that’s why I take Wood River Valley newbies there. Could you get a fancier cheeseburger and cold beer elsewhere in town? Probably, but I guarantee that it won’t be as satisfying after a long day of skiing or thrifting at the nearby Gold Mine. Sit at the bar, sip on a cold schooner (read: giant beer), and watch as the cook builds an honest, old-fashioned burger layered with American cheese right in front of you. Add a tangle of salty fries, and you have the perfect lunch under Grumpy’s low, sticker-covered ceiling.

I’ve saved my best travel tip for last: Always eat locally. Sure, there’s comfort in dining at the same restaurants you’ll find in Kansas or Florida. But there’s no substitute for from-scratch food made by people who live and work in the communities they love. Get hungry and hit the road.

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THE BREAKFAST SPOT Garnet Café in Coeur d’Alene will make you a believer in the power of a full breakfast. Its food is handmade and delightfully rich — where else in Idaho can you get a dish of luscious duck confit and farm-fresh eggs at 7 a.m.? Add Garnet’s sake bloody mary, crafted with the restaurant’s house-made mix, and you’ll be fueled for a day of lounging on the lake. 118

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12 IDAHO WINERIES THAT WILL WIN YOU OVER WORDS & PHOTOS BY LARA DUNNING

There’s a buzz in Idaho, and it doesn’t have to do with the state’s famous potatoes — nor it’s plentiful scenic wonders. The excitement is all about wine. With three wine regions and more than 60 wineries, Idaho vintners are quickly becoming known for their flavorful, balanced and award-winning wines. Raise a glass at these 12 wineries that will have your taste buds singing the praises of Idaho’s burgeoning wine regions.

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COILED

Within walking distance of many downtown Boise hotels is Coiled Wine Bar. For sips, its Rizza — a sparkling riesling — is light and refreshing, and the Black Mamba — a petit verdot blend — pairs perfectly with its baked brie with honeycomb, apple and balsamic reduction. Coiled also has a tasting room and production facility in Garden City, a short jaunt from downtown Boise.

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TELAYA WINE CO.

For a riverside setting, head to Telaya Wine Co. in Garden City. Set along the Boise River Greenbelt, the cushy tasting room includes a dog-friendly patio with a unique

table-style gas fireplace. Feel free to bring a picnic and savor a day along the river sipping your favorite wine, like the Snake River Valley malbec and grenache blanc.

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CINDER

In a large warehouse in Garden City, Cinder is furnished with a chic tasting bar where guests can sample distinctive wines, like the dry syrah rosé or the dry viognier, which has a complexity even red-wine drinkers will adore. Choose a favorite, find a seat, and savor the flavors with an appetizing cheese plate.

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POTTER WINES

Garden City is also home to one of the most unusual styles of wines in Idaho: jalapeño wine! The brainchild of Potter Wines, there are three styles: original jalapeño, chipotle jalapeño and jalapeño wine lemonade. With spicy notes, it makes for both a great drinking wine and for adding a bit of heat to your culinary creations. Sample its jalapeño line at its deco-inspired tasting room.

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KOENIG VINEYARDS

In Caldwell on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, you’ll feel like royalty as you drive up to Koenig Vineyards. With a grand tasting room and an expansive outdoor patio with a fountain and a shaded pergola, visitors have plenty of room to find that special spot and even play a game of lawn chess. I suggest enjoying a glass of its velvety viognier or syrah at the top of the tower overlooking the vineyards.

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SAWTOOTH ESTATE WINERY

Another stop on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail is nationally renowned Sawtooth Estate Winery, which has been making wine in Idaho for more than 30 years. Rows of vineyards surround the tasting room, and outside seating offers views of the Owyhee Mountains in the distance. Take your time sampling its complex wines, like the sauvignon blanc, malbec and grenache.

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STE. CHAPELLE

Founded in 1975, Ste. Chapelle is Idaho’s largest winery. With panoramic vineyard views, the medieval Gothicinspired tasting room sets the stage for a unique tasting experience in the heart of Idaho wine country. Be sure to sample its line of wine spritzers, including huckleberry, which is Idaho’s official state fruit.

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CLEARWATER CANYON CELLARS

Clearwater Canyon Cellars in Lewiston focuses heavily on wines made from grapes in the Lewis Clark Valley, which happens to be the birthplace of Idaho wine. At its tasting room, peek inside the wine facility where all the action takes place, or sit outside and sip the Estate Syrah while looking at syrah grapevines. Two must-tries include the cabernet sauvignon that pays homage to Louis Delsol, the area’s founding winemaker, and the Lochsa Chardonnay.

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LINDSAY CREEK VINEYARDS

With an outdoor fire pit and stellar sunsets, the tasting room at Lindsay Creek Vineyards in Lewiston begs you to linger far into the night. To make a day or night of it, find a wine of choice (I recommend the cabernet franc or GSM, a blend) and pair it with an appetizer, play a game of bocce ball, and then watch as oranges, pinks and purples blaze across the Idaho sky.

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COLTER’S CREEK

History is part of the experience at Colter’s Creek in the small community of Juliaetta. Named after John Colter, who mapped Potlach Creek during the Corps of Discovery, guests can sample wines produced predominantly with grapes grown in Lewis Clark Valley as well as dine on a menu with farm-fresh ingredients. Pours not to miss are the Koos-Koos-Kia Red and cabernet franc. If you can’t make it to Juliaetta, you can also sample the wines at the tasting room in Moscow.

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COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS

Ten minutes outside of Coeur d’Alene is the bustling town’s only winery, Coeur d’Alene Cellars. Windows showcasing wine barrels frame the stylish bar seating, and the shaded outdoor patio has a resident pheasant that has a bottle named after him. Soak up the chill vibes while tasting your way through its exceptional wines, like the Rhone-blend Confetti. When hunger strikes, the savory cheese board hits the spot.

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PEND d’OREILLE WINERY

In Sandpoint, wind down at Pend d’Oreille Winery after a day on Idaho’s largest lake of the same name. The open and inviting tasting room offers plenty of space for friends and families to gather and partake in a glass of delicious albarino or syrah with a hummus board or a hand-tossed, thin-crust pizza. No matter what part of Idaho you’re exploring, you’ll find there are plenty of choices when it comes to Idaho’s distinctive wines made by passionate winemakers.

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CHEERS! Ready for a glass or even a bottle? Find more wineries and tour info at visitidaho.org/culinary.

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CAN WE GET AN ALE YEAH!? Feeling a bit thirsty? Then you’re in the right place. Idaho ranks 11th in the nation for breweries per capita and has one of the fastest-growing craft beer industries in the country. Using locally grown ingredients and experimenting with unique flavors, passionate brewmasters across the state are elevating the industry and making Idaho a must-visit destination for anyone who appreciates good craft beer.

HOPS Idaho farmers produce over 16 million pounds of hops, which makes up 15% of all hops grown in the U.S. Idaho’s arid southwest region and the lush northern panhandle provide differing but ideal conditions for growing a wide variety of hop species used to create distinct beer flavors.

WATER Beer is 90% water, which means better beer comes from the use of higher-quality water. While Idaho may be known for its whitewater rapids and calm fishing streams, our clean, crystal-clear water is also used to create well-balanced brews. With such a diverse landscape of established and emerging breweries, attempting to visit them all can be a fun challenge. We’ve divided the state into three beer regions to make your beer quests a bit easier. Explore the beer maps on the following pages, and please drink responsibly.

So what makes Idaho beer so special? Well, when it comes to making great suds, it all comes down to the ingredients. If the freshest elements go in, the best-tasting beer comes out. Luckily, Idaho produces the three key ingredients: barley, hops and water.

BARLEY Idaho is the nation’s largest supplier of barley. More than 53 million bushels are grown and harvested from Idaho farms for both malting and feed purposes. Craft breweries use about four times the amount of malted barley as larger corporate brewing operations, so it’s a good thing Idaho’s breweries have access to some of the freshest on the market. OBENDORF HOP, INC., PARMA | PHOTO CREDIT: JESSE VERNUCCIO


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Kootenai River Brewing 6424 Riverside St., Bonners Ferry kootbrew.com

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Westwood Brewing Company 8162 W. Main St., Rathdrum westwoodbrewing.com

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Priest Lake Brewing Company ID-57, Priest Lake facebook.com/priestlakebrewing

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Tricksters Brewing Company 3850 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene trickstersbrewing.com

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MickDuff's Brewing Company Brewpub 312 N. First Ave., Sandpoint mickduffs.com

Daft Badger Brewing 1710 N. 2nd St., Coeur d'Alene facebook.com/daftbadgerbrewing

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Utara Brewing Company & Curry House 214 Pine St., Sandpoint utaraidaho.com

Slate Creek Brewing Company 1710 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene slatecreekbrewing.com

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Matchwood Brewing Company 513 Oak St., Sandpoint matchwoodbrewing.com

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North Idaho Mountain Brew 108 Nine Mile Rd., Wallace northidahomountainbrew.com

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Bent Tree Brewing 30923 N. Quail Run Ct., Athol facebook.com/benttreebrewing

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Wallace Brewing 610 Bank St., Wallace wallacebrewing.com

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Lone Mountain Farms 25415 N. Ramsey Rd., Athol lonemountainfarms.com

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Moscow Brewing Company 630 N. Almon St., Moscow moscowbrewing.com

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Post Falls Brewing Company 112 N. Spokane St., Post Falls postfallsbrewing.com

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Hunga Dunga Brewing Company 333 N. Jackson St., Moscow hungadungabrewing.com

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Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company 6180 E. Seltice Way., Post Falls selkirkabbey.com

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Mad Bomber Brewing Company 9265 N. Government Way, Hayden madbomberbrewing.com

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Shattuck Brewery 52106 ID-8, Elk River shattuckbrewery.com

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Bombastic Brewing No tasting room; on tap in Hayden area bombasticbrewing.com

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Hardware Brewing Company 701 E. Main St., Kendrick hardwarebrewingco.com

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Paragon Brewing 5785 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene paragonbrewing.com

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Rants & Raves Brewery Riggins Tap Room 100 S. Main St., Riggins rantsravesbrewery.com

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Heaven's Gate Brewery 106 S. Main St., Riggins facebook.com/heavensgatebrewery

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Rants & Raves Brewery 308 N. Jackson St., Moscow rantsravesbrewery.com


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Salmon River Brewery 411 Railroad Ave., McCall salmonriverbrewery.com

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Bear Island Brewing 1620 Liberty St., Boise bearislandbrewing.com

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McCall Brewing Company 807 N. 3rd St., McCall mccallbrew.com

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Edge Brewing Company 525 N. Steelhead Way, Boise edgebrew.com

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Broken Horn Brewing Company 201 S. Mission St., McCall brokenhornbrewing.com

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Mad Swede Brewing Company 2772 S. Cole Road, Ste. 140, Boise madswedebrewing.com

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Parma Ridge Brewery 24509 Rudd Rd., Parma parmaridge.wine

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Highlands Hollow Brewhouse 2455 N. Harrison Hollow Ln., Boise highlandshollow.com

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Mother Earth Brew Co. 1428 E. Madison Ave., Nampa motherearthbrewco.com

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Cloud 9 Brewery 1750 W. State St. Boise cloud9brewery.com

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2C Family Brewing Company 1215 1st St. S., Nampa 2cfamilybrewing.com

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Clairvoyant Brewing Company 2800 W. Idaho St., Boise clairvoyantbrewing.com

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Crescent Brewery 1521 Front St., Nampa crescentbeer.com

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Barbarian Brewing – Boise 1022 W. Main St., Boise barbarianbrewing.com

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The Ram - Meridian 3272 E. Pine Ave., Meridian theram.com

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10 Barrel Brewing Company 830 W. Bannock St., Boise 10barrel.com

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Powderhaus Brewing Company 9719 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City powderhausbrewing.com

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Woodland Empire Brewery 1114 W. Front St., Boise woodlandempire.com

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Barbarian Brewing - Garden City 5270 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City barbarianbrewing.com

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Edge Pub 205 N. 10th St., Boise edgebrew.com

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Crooked Fence Brewing Company 5220 W. Sawyer Ave., Garden City crookedfencebrewing.com

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Boise Brewing 521 S. Broad St., Boise boisebrewing.com

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County Line Brewing 9115 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise countylinebrewing.com

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Payette Brewing Company 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise payettebrewing.com

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Western Collective / Guns & Oil Brewing 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City westerncollective.beer

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White Dog Brewing Company 705 W. Fulton St., Boise whitedogbrewing.com

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Bella Brewing 4340 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City bellabrewing.com

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Lost Grove Brewing 1026 S. La Pointe St., Boise lostgrovebrewing.com

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Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery 101 S. Andrews St., Salmon bertramsbrewery.com

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Milner’s Gate 157 2nd Ave. W., Twin Falls milnersgate.com

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Sawtooth Brewery – Public House 631 Warm Springs Rd., Ketchum sawtoothbrewery.com

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Kassiani (Burley Brothers Brewing) 1229 Overland Ave., Burley kassianirestaurant.com

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River Bend Brewing Company No tasting room; on tap in the Wood River Valley

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Portneuf Valley Brewing 615 S. 1st Ave., Pocatello portneufvalleybrewing.com

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Warfield Distillery & Brewery 280 N. Main St., Ketchum drinkwarfield.com

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Jim Dandy Brewing 305 E. Lander St., Pocatello jimdandybrewing.com

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Sun Valley Brewing Company 202 N. Main St., Hailey sunvalleybrewery.com

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Idaho Brewing Company 775 S. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls idahobrewing.com

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Sawtooth Brewery 110 N. River St., Hailey sawtoothbrewery.com

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Snow Eagle Brewing Company 455 River Pkwy., Idaho Falls snoweaglebrewing.com

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Magic Valley Brewing 208 Broadway Ave. N., Buhl facebook.com/magicvalleybrewing

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Teton Thai - Driggs 18 N. Main St., Ste. 100, Driggs tetonthai.com/driggs

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Koto Brewing Company 156 Main Ave. W., Twin Falls koto.beer

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Citizen 33 Brewery 364 N. Main St., Driggs citizen33.com

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Von Scheidt Brewing Company 157 2nd Ave. W., Twin Falls

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Wildlife Brewing 145 S. Main St., Victor wildlifebrewing.com

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Grand Teton Brewing Company 430 Old Jackson Hwy., Victor grandtetonbrewing.com

Download the Idaho Brewer’s Trail Map at visitIdaho.org/idaho-beer to view all breweries in Idaho.


FOOD & DRINK EVENTS Note: Winter events can be found on page 85.

JANUARY

MARCH

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Sippin’ in the City Boise

Foodfort and Alefort Boise

Idaho Wine Month Statewide

Jaialdi Boise

Oktoberfest Statewide

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

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 with unique brewery collaborations, live canning lines and much more.

Celebrate Idaho wine all month long with special wine releases, dinner pairings and events throughout the state.

A tribute to the Basque culture, this multiday festival features all the Basque food favorites like paella, along with music, dancing and sporting competitions. Learn more about Jaialdi on page 43.

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.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Northwest Winefest Sandpoint

OCTOBER

Mac & Cheese Festival Coeur d’Alene Celebrate this childhood food favorite at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Spend the day tasting deliciously cheesy dishes with craft beer pairings. Photo Credit: Coeur d’Alene Resort.

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. Farmers Markets Statewide

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.

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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, Nampa, Twin Falls, McCall, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, just to name a few.

MAY Moscow Farmers Market Moscow Find fresh produce, plants, flowers and handmade crafts at this market that runs May through October.

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. Savor Idaho Boise Stroll through the Idaho Botanical Garden while sampling Idaho’s award-winning wines and chatting with local winemakers.

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. Photo Credit: Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

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 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.

AUGUST

Emmett Cherry Festival Emmett

Huckleberry Festival Wallace

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

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

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.

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.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival Ketchum Lamb is the food focus at this fall festival. Take cooking classes and enjoy a variety of dining events featuring lamb dishes created by top chefs and restaurants. Learn more on page 29.


TA K E A TA S T E H O M E

Shore Lodge, McCall

NOW BOARDING FROM BOISE It’s easier than ever as a Mileage Plan™ member to take Idaho wines home with you! Check one case of wine for free on domestic flights to extend your experience. Wines also fly free from Spokane and Pullman, Washington, near Idaho’s northern wine region.

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SALMON RIVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISIT RIGGINS, IDAHO

Something for everyone. It’s all here. #RestAndAdventure In Riggins, formerly known as “Gouge Eye,” you will find 419 of the friendliest people around. Located on the Salmon River, we go with the flow and are the home of rest and adventure. Come for whitewater rafting or kayaking, salmon, steelhead or bass fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, jet boating, trail running, horseback riding, the Salmon River Jet Boat Races, the Riggins Rodeo, Big Water Blowout, Hot Summer Nights, the Riggins Salmon Run, or championship eight-man football. You will find friendly faces and spectacular views in every direction, including the Seven Devils Mountains (the lookout access road is just south of town). Riggins is the border town of the Nez Perce, Payette, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. Living in the banana belt provides mild winters and hot summers perfect for year-round adventure. After a day of fun and recreation, head downtown to visit local shops, restaurants, and saloons. 130

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At night, watch the stars during one of our 300 clear nights a year. The pace in Riggins is perfect for rest and adventure. Riggins truly has something for everyone.

www.rigginsidaho.com 208-628-2783


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RESOURCES NORTHERN Albeni Falls Dam Visitor Center USACE 208-437-3133 nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Civil-Works/Locks-and-Dams/ Albeni-Falls-Dam/ Bayview Chamber of Commerce bayviewidaho.org Bonners Ferry Chamber Visitors Center 208-267-5922 bonnersferry.id.gov/ gateway-visitors-center Coeur d’Alene Convention & Visitors Bureau 877-782-8232 coeurdalene.org

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe 208-686-1800 cdatribe-nsn.gov Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce 208-784-0821 silvervalleychamber.com Idaho Gateway North Visitors Center / Huetter Port of Entry 208-769-1537 Kootenai Tribe 208-267-3519 kootenai.org North Idaho Tourism Alliance visitnorthidaho.com Post Falls Chamber of Commerce 800-292-2553 visitpostfalls.org

Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce 888-774-3785 priestlake.org Priest River Chamber of Commerce 208-448-2721 priestriverchamber.com Rathdrum Area Chamber of Commerce 208-687-2866 rathdrumchamber.com St. Maries Chamber of Commerce 208-245-3563 stmarieschamber.org Visit Sandpoint 208-263-2161 visitsandpoint.com

NORTH CENTRAL Grangeville Chamber of Commerce 208-983-0460 grangevilleidaho.com The Greater Kooskia Chamber of Commerce 208-926-4362 kooskia.com Kamiah Chamber of Commerce 208-935-2290 kamiahchamber.com Visit Lewis Clark Valley 877-774-7248 visitlcvalley.com


Moscow Chamber of Commerce 208-882-1800 moscowchamber.com Nez Perce Tribe 208-843-2253 nezperce.org Orofino Chamber of Commerce 208-476-4335 orofino.com

Idaho Gateway Southwest Visitors Center 208-230-5214

Southern Idaho Tourism 800-255-8946 visitsouthidaho.com

Kuna Chamber of Commerce 208-922-9254 kunachamber.org

Wendell Chamber of Commerce 208-320-3414 wendellchamberof commerce.org

New Meadows 208-347-2171 newmeadowsidaho.us

SOUTHEAST

McCall Chamber of Commerce 800-260-5130 visitmccall.org

Greater Area American Falls Chamber of Commerce amfallschamber.com

Meridian Chamber of Commerce 208-888-2817 meridianchamber.org

Bear Lake Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-448-2327 bearlake.org

Visit North Central Idaho 208-507-1904 visitnorthcentralidaho.org

Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce 208-587-4334 mountainhomechamber.com

Grace Chamber of Commerce 208-425-3912 graceidaho.com

White Bird Chamber 208-839-2777 visitwhitebird.com

Nampa Chamber of Commerce 208-466-4641 nampa.com

SOUTHWEST

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Duck Valley shopaitribes.org

Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce 208-435-4406 pierce-weippechamber.com Riggins Chamber of Commerce 208-628-3320 rigginsidaho.com

Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-635-5240 boise.org Boise Metro Chamber 208-472-5205 boisechamber.org Caldwell Chamber of Commerce 208-459-7493 caldwellchamber.org Cascade Chamber of Commerce 208-382-3833 cascadechamber.com Desert Mountain Visitor Center, Mountain Home 208-587-4464 Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce 208-462-5003 gvchamber.org Gem County Chamber of Commerce 208-365-3485 emmettidaho.com Idaho City Chamber of Commerce 208-392-4159 idahocitychamber.org

Southwest Idaho Travel Association visitsouthwestidaho.org Weiser Chamber of Commerce 208-414-0452 weiserchamber.org

SOUTH CENTRAL Buhl Chamber of Commerce 208-543-6682 buhlchamber.org

Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce 208-785-0510 blackfootchamber.org

Island Park Chamber of Commerce 208-558-7755 islandparkchamber.org Rigby Chamber of Commerce 208-745-8111 x21 rigbychamber.com Teton GeoTourism Center 208-354-2500 discovertetonvalley.com Yellowstone Teton Territory 800-634-3264 yellowstoneteton.org

CENTRAL Challis Area Chamber of Commerce 208-879-2771 challischamber.com

Idaho Gateway Southeast Visitors Center/Cherry Creek 208-766-4788

The Chamber (Hailey & The Wood River Valley) 208-788-3484 haileyidaho.com

Lava Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce 208-776-5500 lavahotsprings.org Malad Area Chamber of Commerce 208-317-4743 shopmalad.com Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 888-297-1378 www2.sbtribes.com

Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce 208-837-9131 hagermanvalleychamber.com

Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce 208-547-2600 sodaspringsid.com

Jerome Chamber of Commerce 208-324-2711 visitjeromeidaho.com

Southeast Idaho High Country Tourism 888-201-1063 idahohighcountry.org

Shoshone Chamber of Commerce 208-886-9811 shoshonechamber.com

Idaho Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau 866-345-6943 visitidahofalls.com

Greater Pocatello Convention & Visitors Bureau 208-479-7659 visitpocatello.com

Gooding Chamber of Commerce 208-358-3038 goodingchamber.org

Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce 208-679-4793 minicassiachamber.com

Greater St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce 208-624-4870 stanthonychamber.com

EASTERN Ashton Chamber of Commerce 208-652-3355 ashtonidaho.com

Redfish Lake Visitors Center 208-774-3376 discoversawtooth.org/ redfish-center-gallery Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce 208-774-3411 stanleycc.org Visit Salmon Valley visitsalmonvalley.com Visit Sun Valley 800-634-3347 visitsunvalley.com

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Grand Teton 13770 ft

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Pinnacle Peak 10808 ft

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National Elk Refuge

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Jackson Lake Lodge

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway

Huckleberry Mountain 9615 ft

Mount Sheridan 10308 ft

West Thumb Geyser Basin

Lake Village

JC Penney House

Fossil Butte Nat'l Monument

Pine Creek 7 Ski Area 8 305

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Emigrant Peak 10921 ft

Mount Cowen 11206 ft

Livingston

333

Chico Hot Springs

8 7 540 Pray

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330

Grand Teton National Park Smith Wilderness

' ( 89 Freedom

Meade Peak 9957 ft

( ' 89

CaribouTarghee National Forest

Winegar Hole Wilderness

Teton Pass 8431 ft

' ( 26 7 8 087

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6

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Mount Baird 10025 ft

+ , 33

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7 8 102

Montpelier

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Grays Lake

Bennington 5 Sharon

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Pine Creek Pass 6764 ft

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B E AR L AK E

Summit 7424 ft

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Yellowstone National Park

Tetonia

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Warm River lls R. Fa

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West Yellowstone

191 287

Drummond

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Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge

B FR AN K L I N

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Oxford CaribouTarghee National Forest

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Red Rock Pass 4785 ft

Downey

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20

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Mount Chisholm 10333 ft

Emigrant

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Big Springs

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Iona

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57

58 Inkom

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CaribouTarghee National Forest

Dairy Creek

Curlew National Grassland

Holbrook

16

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Mount Putnam 8810 ft

10

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14

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Taylor

3

Basalt Wolverine Firth

Fort Hall Indian Reservation

3

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Teton Flood Museum

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Eastern Idaho State Fairground

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116 113

Idaho Falls Reg. Airport

POCATELLO

Scout Mountain 8710 ft

6 + , 48

Island Park Reservoir

7 8 167

9

Henrys Lake Red Rock Pass 7120 ft

AL DIVIDE NENT NTI FORT HENRY HISTORIC BYWAY CO

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St. Anthony Sand Dunes

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Raynolds Pass 6834 ft

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Sphinx Mountain 10876 ft

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Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

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Lewisville

135

143

150

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Camas National Wildlife

+ , 22

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Spencer Opal Mine

CaribouTarghee National Forest

Humphrey

180

184

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Madison Dam

Norris

2 miJeffers

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BeaverheadDeerlodge National Forest

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Jefferson Reservoir

IV R E IN K A A PL 26

34

7 8 509

190

Monteview Refuge

5 6 A1

Monida Pass 6907 ft

Ghost Town

E 3700 N Nevada City

Alder . 287

1

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Ru Robber's by Roost 0

Lima Reservoir

Monida

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Mud Lake

+ , 16 28

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Lidy Hot Springs

5 6 A1

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M

Sheridan

Howard Mountain

BeaverheadDeerlodge McAllister National Forest 287

Granite Peak 10590 ft

10604 ft

7 8 283 Hollowtop 7 8 107 Mountain Pony

Virginia S O N 12 -112°00' 11Ruby DamM A D ICity

Sunset Memorial Park

-112°30'

Clark's Lookout State Park

Dell

Park

( ' 30

. 287

+ Falls , Twin 0 0.5 1.0 mi

POWE R 16

7 8 422

Twin Falls Cemetery

Elizabeth Blvd Bridges

Kimberly Rd

BeaverheadDeerlodge National Forest

+ , 37

13

Juniper

Sawtooth National Forest

Rockland

69

40

36

14

+ , 39

Aberdeen

16

+ ,

Silver Star Ascension 41 Park

Harmon Park

B IN GHAM

MAP LEGEND

9

, + 30

+ , 42

Strevell

Sawtooth National Forest

55

Sublett

Black Pine Peak 9385 ft

245

Heglar

Snake R.

+ , 22

13

Atomic City Big Southern Butte 7560 ft

16

Big

American Falls

Crystal Ice Cave

Saddle Mountain 10810 ft

9

17

59

Webber Peak 11184 ft

23

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Lone Pine

+ , 28

63

Dillon

10

CaribouTarghee National Forest

Scott Peak 11378 ft

Bannack Pass 7670 ft

Av

Rock State Park

Glen

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY

Massacre Rocks State Park 15

! " 84

237

20 ' ( 26 Experimental Breeder Reactor

Butte City

Raft River

Rosette

Sawtooth National Forest

Bridge

, + 77

-113°30'

City of Rocks National Reserve

Almo

3

Arco

' ( ! " 86 30

Malta 7

King Mountain 10612 ft

37

44

Badger 7 278 Pass 8 6795 ft Bannack State Park

Clark Canyon Reservoir

Diamond Peak 11922 ft

43

Grant

Bell Mountain 11256 ft

Clyde

Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge Lake Walcott

Summit 5750 ft

77 Cache Peak 10339 ft Castle Rocks State Park

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Oregon Trail Beaverhead Youth Complex

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7 8 098

Lewis & Clark Memorial

-113°00'

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Charcoal Kilns

SalmonChallis National Forest

Moore

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Idahome

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Minidoka Dam

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Visitor Center

C A S S I A Pomerelle 77

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7 8 101

Pass Creek Summit 7637 ft

N

20 ' ( 26

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Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve

44

7

Mackay

SalmonChallis National Forest

D

Flatiron Mountain 11019 ft

+ , 29

Portland Mountain 10820 ft

Leadore

13

Bannock Pass 7681 ft

National Forest

+ , 28

18

Peak 11283 ft

Borah Peak 12662 ft (highest peak in Idaho) Leatherman Peak 12191 ft

Antelope Pass 8934 ft

Tweedy Mountain

Rock 2n Melrose dA

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Heyburn Av W

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-114°00'

BeaverheadDeerlodge National Forest

Patterson Big Creek

Doublespring Pass 8318 ft

Smiley Mountain 11508 ft

BeaverheadDeerlodge National Forest

LEWIS AND CLARK BACK COUNTRY BYWAY

SalmonChallis National Forest

Kimama

+ , 24

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Lower Goose Creek Reservoir

7 8 009

Big Hole R.

7 8 278

BUS

Addison Av W ( ' ( 30 ' 93

Wis e

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7

30 ( ' 30

194

Sawtooth National Forest 8 7 500

Rock Creek

7 8 515

Carey

56 201

Hazelton

188

13

Minidoka Internment Nat'l Historic Site Wilson Lake Reservoir

Eden

Murtaugh

Magic Mountain Ski Resort

7 8 500

Joslin Field Magic Valley Reg. Airport

-114°30'

Richfield

Fish Creek Reservoir

7 8 134

L IN C O L N

Hansen

3

26 93

7

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Picabo

Silver Creek Preserve

11

Gannett

Dietrich

Shoshone Falls 50 182

Magic Hot Springs

Idaho Heritage Museum

8 74

11

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6

173

8

16

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JE R O M E

Kimberly 3

4

Jerome

' ( 93

15

Shoshone

+ , 75

28

10

Bellevue

4

Muldoon Summit 6448 ft

B L AI N E Hailey

Friedman Memorial Airport

Shoshone Ice Caves

Magic Reservoir

22

Summit 6110 ft

tle Wood R. Lit 15

Wendell

10

X

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+ , 75

11

8 7 135

52

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Tendoy

Pah sim er

Grouse Creek Mountain 11085 ft

7 8 624

Baker

+ , 28

May Mountain 10971 ft

Lemhi Co. Airport

9

Sacajawea Center

Carmen

Chilly Los

Salmon-Challis National Forest

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17

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Sawtooth National Forest

Trail Creek Summit 8140 ft

7 8 021 Williams Lake

Jim McClureJerry Peak Wilderness

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Clayton

Clarendon Hot Springs Blaine Co. Hist. Museum

( ' 30 Filer 6 Buhl TWIN FALLS 2 + ,

8

, + 46

31

+ , 46

157 Thousand Springs

147

11

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TWI

-115°00'

Wilderness

Hemingway-

Galena Boulders

Dollarhide Summit 8175 ft

Fairfield

5 6 094

Summit 7194 ft

7 8 227

Gooding

Balanced Rock

Castleford

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

C

' ( 20

Morman Reservoir

8

Glassford Peak 11555 ft

, + 75

Sawtooth Sawtooth National Wilderness Recreation Study Area Area

GO OD I NG

City

Corral

20

SALMON RIVER SCENIC BYWAY

White Clouds Wilderness

Sunbeam

Challis

7 8 055

11

+ , 43 Big Hole Pass 7055 ft

Chief Joseph Pass 7264 ft

Lemhi Co. Hist. 5 Museum Williams Salmon Creek Summit 7814 ft

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7 8 070

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C AM AS

Snake R. Bliss

129

King Hill 125

Glenns Ferry

120 121

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Three Island Crossing State Park

114

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Patsville

-116°00'

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+ , 51

13

19 Marys Cr.

Grasmere

38

7

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Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M5 Atomic City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29. .N10 Avery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E4 Baker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J8 Bancroft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377. . P12 Banida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Q12 Banks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L3 Barber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M3 Basalt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394. .N11

Big Jacks Creek Wilderness

+ , 51

+ ,

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+ , 67

95

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42

Mount Greylock 9857 ft

7 8 086

Leesburg Town Site

North Fork 7 8 030

SalmonChallis National Forest

C

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Allan Mountain 9154 ft

Lost Trail Pass 6995 ft Lost Trail Pass Visitor Center

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7 8 055

7 8 012

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+ , 75

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Smoky Dome 10095 ft

Cat Creek Cama s Cr. Hill Summit 5601 ft ILLS TT H NNE

6 5 61

Anderson Ranch Reservoir

Little Camas Reservoir

Pine

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Summit 7802 ft

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Sawtooth Wilderness

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468

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7 8 030

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Mormon Mountain 9545 ft

Cottonwood Butte 9349 ft

Waugh Mountain 8882 ft

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Boise Basin Museum

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7 8 412

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7 8 340

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