Pack a lunch and lace up your boots! Explore deep canyons, winding rivers, and broad vistas with your own two feet. You could hit a different trail every day and never get bored (though you may get tired).

  • A Hike For All Seasons

    A Hike For All Seasons

    Southwest Idaho has some of the most varied terrain on the planet. You name it, we’ve got it.

  • 5 Hidden Hikes in SW Idaho

    5 Hidden Hikes in SW Idaho

    Get the rundown on five of our favorite hidden hikes in the region, from quick hikes with the kids to challenging day-long adventures.

  • The Foothills Up Close

    The Foothills Up Close

    Stretching from the city of Eagle to the north to Lucky Peak Reservoir in the south, the Boise front foothills — or simply “the Foothills” — serve as a backdrop for Boise and the surrounding areas.

  • 5 Reasons to Explore Idaho’s Owyhee Desert

    5 Reasons to Explore Idaho’s Owyhee Desert

    In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey from the Owyhee desert’s southernmost, wildest landscapes all the way to the northern edge of the region

  • Bogus Basin: Boise’s Backyard

    Bogus Basin: Boise’s Backyard

    Community events. Adventure attractions. Outdoor recreation for all. Whether you’re here for the day or staying nearby as part of an extended vacation, there’s plenty waiting for you on the mountain.

  • 5 Things to Know about Southwest Idaho

    5 Things to Know about Southwest Idaho

    The most acclaimed wineries in the Northwest, the best whitewater in the country, the tallest sand dune in North America…All of it is in Southwest Idaho.


Some higher elevation trails may be inaccessible as late as the Fourth of July, but most can be enjoyed any time of year if you’re appropriately geared up.

Accommodations, Activities & More

Inn at 500

Inn at 500

Inn at 500 Capitol offers a luxurious stay in a unique, downtown Boise hotel where modern accommodations, delightful attention to detail, and unmatched service unite.

Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown

This downtown hotel is also conveniently located adjacent to Boise State University, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Micron, and State of Idaho Offices.

Safari Hospitality

Safari Hospitality

Safari Hospitality Boise is made of of 6 hotels located near the Boise Airport. The hotels are Holiday Inn Boise Airport, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boise Airport, Hampton Inn Boise Airport, Fairfield Inn Boise Airport, LaQuinta Inn and Suites Boise Airport and Simple Suites Boise Airport.

Creekside Campground & Event Center

Creekside Campground & Event Center

This private campground is tucked away in the Boise National Forest along highway 21, just a 45 minute drive north of Boise.

Tamarack Resort

Tamarack Resort

Rugged mountains, lush meadows and the shores of Lake Cascade can all be found at this classic alpine lodge.

Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, located just 35 minutes from downtown Boise, offers a host of activities for individuals of all ages and ability levels in both winter and summer.