Ready for Adventure?
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.
Ride through astonishing landscapes on road routes and mountain bike trails.
HIKING AND HORSEBACK RIDING
More than 19,000 miles of trails offer easy to moderate hikes and options for horseback riding.
Float and play on 3,100 miles of recreational rivers and 2,000 named lakes.
On a boat or on a bank, cast a line in our lakes and rivers to create epic fish stories.
Head deep into the backcountry to explore on ATVs and dirt bikes.
Stay the night in the great outdoors to add another day of adventure to the itinerary.
Keep yourself and others safe and our public lands clean and accessible by taking these steps to Recreate Responsibly.
1) Know Before You Go
Take the time in advance of your trip to research the locations you're planning to visit and make a plan. Be sure to know which facilities are open for day use, require reservations, or offer overnight camping. Make sure you're aware of any capacity limits, special regulations, and available supplies. If your destination is at capacity when you arrive, have a Plan B. And always remember to tell someone where you're going.
2) Recreate Within Your Limits
As we spend more time adventuring in the outdoors, know your limits and make safe choices. Keep in mind that outdoor recreation staff may be limited and rescue crews may not always be able to help immediately. Slow down and do not take risks.
3) Pack It In, Pack It Out
Pack in all the food and water you will need for your trip plus all safety essentials such as a flashlight, wind and rain jacket, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Few recreation areas have trash service and the campfire ring is not a dumpster. Bring trash bags with you. After you use it, pack it out. Leave No Trace so the next group can have the same restorative experience.
4) Be Fire Safe
A campfire is a special part of an outdoor experience. Please follow campfire safety guidelines to ensure your campfire does not pose a threat to Idaho’s public lands. Monitor campfire restrictions and make sure campfires are permitted at your campsite. Use the designated grill or campfire ring to keep small campfires contained. Completely extinguish campfires with water. Drown your campfire DEAD out.
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Road bikers and mountain bikers find adventures of a lifetime on Idaho’s extensive network of trails.+ View Places to Bike
Hike to a waterfall, hike up a mountain, hike through a secret valley...throughout Idaho, find trails that lead to natural wonders.+ View Places to Hike
With scenic lakes and some of the best whitewater rivers in the country, Idaho’s water sports go from mild to wild.+ View Places to Paddle
From blue-ribbon trout streams and mighty rivers to deep lakes and reservoirs, fishing in Idaho is as diverse as it gets.+ View Places to Fish
For a trip you will remember forever, hop on ATVs and dirt bikes to journey deep into the wilderness.+ View Places to ATV
With 60% of Idaho designated as public land, outdoor adventurers will find plenty of places to sleep under the stars.+ View Places To Camp
Saddle up with experienced guides for pack trips and trail rides at ranches across the state.+ View Places for Horseback Riding