A gateway to the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho City is a hidden gem. Once the largest city in the Pacific Northwest during the gold rush, there now remains a rugged western town steeped in mining and logging history. See historic structures, walk on traditional wooden sidewalks, shop the antique stores and explore artifacts in the Boise Basin Museum. Top off the visit with a tasty ice cream cone or try a sarsaparilla at the local saloon before continuing to nearby hiking trails and campsites.