Hike to waterfalls. Savor local cuisine. Explore wild forests. Paddle the best whitewater in the country. Whatever you love, do it in Idaho.
More to Explore
There’s a lot of Idaho to cover. Find turn-by-turn directions, inspirational stories and detailed trip outlines to help you plan.
The Road Ahead
You’re heading someplace incredible. These maps, guides and free resources have the info you need to get there.
Beyond Known Destinations
A whole new adventure begins in cities just beyond the ones you know. Roam vineyards, bike mountains, meet locals, bask lakeside, tour history—experience moments you never imagined. There’s more to discover in Idaho.
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A Northern Idaho Adventure
A Central Idaho Adventure
A Southwest Idaho Adventure
Take the Scenic Route
Enjoy the ride. Travel on Idaho’s 31 scenic byways—the most of any state—and let the beauty, history and culture you discover tell the Idaho tale.
Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway
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Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway
Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
Above Oxbow bridge, on the Snake River. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.
Thousand Springs Scenic Byway
Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.
Elevate Your Adventure
Whether you’re new to the Gem State or you’re back for more, these tips will help inspire your Idaho explorations.
5 Surprises From Our Family Vacation in Idaho
The Spring Break Family worked in partnership with Visit Idaho to create this Travel Tip. This summer, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Idaho for the first time. Prior to our visit, all Iâd heard was that theyâre really good at growing potatoes. But Iâve never found a destination to be more of a pleasant surprise than Idaho. The […] Read More
A Road Tripper’s Guide to the Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway
Sara Sheehy worked in partnership with Visit Idaho to create this Travel Tip. Travel through some of the most expansive views in Idaho with a trip along the Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway. This 140-mile route features a diverse landscape of towering mountains, sagebrush-filled high desert, winding streams and rivers, and a volcanic lava field that captures the imagination. Peaks […] Read More
Four Days of Backpacking in Idaho’s White Clouds Wilderness
Elisabeth Brentano worked in partnership to create this Travel Tip. After biting off more than I could chew on a backpacking trip in the Cecil D. Andrus-White Cloud Wilderness in 2019, I wanted a tamer adventure when I returned. I found just that with the 21-mile trek to Big Boulder Lakes, which includes some off-trail hiking, but on stable ground […] Read More
How to Find 6 Amazing Waterfalls in Northern Idaho
Live A Wilder Life worked in partnership with Visit Idaho to create this Travel Tip. Northern Idaho is bursting with lakes, rivers, and creeks that beckon to the outdoor adventurer looking to spend time on or near the water. If you’re ready to find waterfalls, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots and check out these six incredible waterfalls […] Read More
Accessible Wildlife Adventures near Boise
Syren Nagakyrie worked in partnership with Visit Idaho to create this Travel Tip. These three outings provide options for accessible wildlife viewing and birding opportunities within an hour of Boise. They are beautiful locations at any time of day, but the best time to visit is morning and evening when wildlife tends to be more active, which will also help […] Read More
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Run the Numbers
It’s hard to predict which Idaho moments will be the ones you remember for years to come. But judging by the number of things to do here, your odds look pretty good.
miles of hiking & backpacking trails
miles of navigable whitewater
soakable hot springs
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