At nearly 30,000 square miles, the diversity of Southwest Idaho is tremendous. Learn more about the area you plan on visiting by selecting a specific region.
With notable landmarks like the Oregon Trail’s Three Mile Crossing and North America’s largest sand dune—yes, in Idaho—this region offers all sorts of surprises for those who enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Wide vistas punctuated by wineries, ghost towns and desert landscape surprises characterize this quiet, out-of-the-way slice of Southwest Idaho.
From the vibrant urban setting of Boise to historic mountain mining towns to the burgeoning Idaho wine country, this region features something for everyone.
World-class skiing. World-famous whitewater. World-escaping hiking and biking trails. This region has a little of everything.
Bordered by scenic mountains to the east and the mighty Snake River to the west, the charming small towns in this region serve as a gateway to the Hell’s Canyon Recreation Area or a scenic base camp for any number of activities.
If I were visiting Boise, I would stay at Hotel 43 in Downtown Boise. It's modern and fun and has a great restaurant called Chandlers. If you're looking to stay in Eagle, you can't beat the Hilton Garden Inn. It's on a beautiful spot on the Boise River.
Owner, Cascade Raft and Kayak