Ready for Adventure?

In Idaho, we are fortunate to be surrounded by wide open spaces for epic outdoor adventures. Recreation areas and local outfitters have taken special steps to ensure the safety of visitors and keep our public lands open for everyone. Do your part by practicing social distancing and avoiding congested beaches, trailheads, boat ramps and parking areas. If you find yourself at a crowded dock or on a popular trail, please be extra mindful to maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others. That way everyone can continue to enjoy Idaho's great outdoors safely.

6 Ways to Get Outside in Idaho

Idaho’s epic whitewater, thrilling trails and ziplines through the treetops are here when you’re ready for an adrenaline rush. Whether you’re seeking adventure or just looking to unwind, Idaho’s great outdoors are a reminder that being outside soothes the soul.

Recreate Responsibly

Keep yourself healthy and keep our public lands open by taking these four steps to Recreate Responsibly.

1) Be Prepared

Many outdoor facilities and outfitters are reopening and need your support. Do the research to find which facilities are open for day-use, require reservations or offer overnight camping. Also learn about capacity limits, special regulations and available supplies. If your destination is at capacity when you arrive, have a Plan B.

2) Play it Safe

As we ease back into things, know your limits and use extra caution, especially in crowded areas where it might be difficult to practice social distancing. Make sure you maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others, and bring a mask just in case the trail or boat dock is a little more crowded than you anticipated. When participating in extreme sports or a new activity, keep in mind that outdoor recreation staff is limited and rescue crews may not be able to help, so slow down and do not take risks.

3) Pack It In, Pack It Out

Minimize physical contact by preparing in advance. Pack in all the food and water you will need for the trip plus all safety essentials such as hand sanitizer, face masks, flashlight, a wind and rain jacket, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. And after you have used it, pack it out. Leave No Trace so the next group can have the same restorative experience.

4) Keep it Close To Home

You do not need to travel far to feel the benefits of Idaho’s natural wonders. The closer you stay to home the more time you will have to enjoy Idaho’s outdoors. Please limit your adventures to your immediate household and wear a mask when physical distancing is not an option.

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  • Road bikers and mountain bikers find adventures of a lifetime on Idaho’s extensive network of trails.

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  • Hike to a waterfall, hike up a mountain, hike through a secret valley...throughout Idaho, find trails that lead to natural wonders.

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  • With scenic lakes and some of the best whitewater rivers in the country, Idaho’s water sports go from mild to wild.

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  • From blue-ribbon trout streams and mighty rivers to deep lakes and reservoirs, fishing in Idaho is as diverse as it gets.

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  • For a trip you will remember forever, hop on ATVs and dirt bikes to journey deep into the wilderness.

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  • With 60% of Idaho designated as public land, outdoor adventurers will find plenty of places to sleep under the stars.

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  • Saddle up with experienced guides for pack trips and trail rides at ranches across the state.

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