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.
For a first timer to Southwest Idaho, there are so many wonderful places to eat and drink amazing Idaho wine. My recommendations are Fork, Flatbread Community Oven and BitterCreek Ale House.
Moya Shatz Dolsby,
Executive Director, Idaho Wine Commission