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Winter Wonder Awaits

Unique winter adventures can be found in every corner of Idaho. Wherever you’re coming from, snow-packed fun and bluebird skies will make your getaway a special one.

A Beginner's Guide to Winter Activities in Idaho

Idaho is a winter wonderland overflowing with outdoor activities. Maybe it’s your first trip to Idaho or your first foray into Idaho’s winter terrain. Either way, this guide is sure to deliver first-rate activities and destinations that shouldn’t be missed, no matter how you choose to enjoy winter in Idaho.

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Banner Ridge Trails, Idaho City

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5 Idaho Mountain Resorts with Something for Both Skiers & Non-Skiers

What makes a well-rounded winter vacation? How about when the itinerary includes a little something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a family trip or looking for things to do with friends this winter, Idaho ski areas know how to put smiles on the faces of the skiers, snowboarders, and non‑skiers alike.

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Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg

Unbelievable Idaho Winter Experiences

Picturesque. That’s one way to describe the winter landscape in Idaho. From the bubbling riverside hot springs and serene snowshoe trails to the star-filled night sky, unbelievable views are scattered all across the state just waiting for you. Here are just a few amazing Idaho locations to inspire your winter travels.

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Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Boise

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1️⃣ Boise -> Stanley ->Sun Valley. Roundtrip distance: 350 miles.⁠
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2️⃣ Lava Hot Springs ->Island Park ->Teton Valley. Roundtrip distance: 380 miles. ⁠
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3️⃣ Lewiston -> Coeur d’Alene ->Sandpoint. Roundtrip distance: 320 miles.⁠
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It won't be long before #Mesafalls looks like this. Have you ever seen a waterfall during snow season? Tell us all about it below. ⁠
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How we feel about the cooler temps and opportunity to keep exploring the Idaho outdoors. 🍁🍂⁠
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Headed to McCall sometime soon? 🍁🧡🍂⁠
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𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿!⁠
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You may have heard about construction along Highway 55 to McCall. Did you know there is another way? Did you know that there are also a few fun things you can do and see while driving that way?⁠
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𝟱 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗼 𝗔𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗨.𝗦 𝟵𝟱  𝗔𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗰𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹⁠
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1. Stop for Breakfast in Fruitland: Bordertown Coffee & Bake Shop⁠
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2.  Stretch Your Legs: Weiser River Trail ( Perhaps the Route of the Hiawatha of Southern Idaho?)⁠
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3.  Have a Soak in Cambridge: Mundo Hot Springs⁠
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4.  Explore the Area: Lost Valley Reservoir⁠
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5.  Grab A Bite in New Meadows: Intersection Bar and Grille⁠
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Fall in Idaho...we just can't get enough.⁠
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What are your favorite things about fall in Idaho? ⁠
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Want to explore the Idaho fall foliage this year? Here are a few places to check out in each region of the state.⁠
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Northern Idaho:⁠
🍁 Selkirk Loop⁠
🍁 Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge⁠
🍁St. Joe River Scenic Byway ⁠
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Central Idaho:⁠
🍁 Salmon River Scenic Byway ⁠
🍁 Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway ⁠
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Southwest Idaho:⁠
🍁 Boise Greenbelt⁠
🍁 Eagle Island State Park⁠
🍁 Three Island Crossing⁠
🍁 Payette River Scenic Byway⁠
🍁 Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway⁠
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Eastern Idaho:⁠
🍁 Mesa Falls Scenic Byway⁠
🍁 Upper & Lower Mesa Falls⁠
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Make sure to tag us and use #IdahoFoliagefinds to share your leaf peeping adventures with us!⁠
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