Idaho City, Idaho

Population: 466

Elevation: 3,894’

Idaho City, Idaho

Idaho City is a picturesque mountain town — and former mining town — that offers visitors a unique combination of outdoor adventure and rich history.

Take a step back in time and explore the many historic buildings and museums, many with interpretive signage. Or hit the trails for some hiking, snowmobiling, or mountain biking. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to pan for gold in the creeks or take a dip in one of the nearby hot springs. With its proximity to Boise, Idaho City makes a perfect day trip — or book a room at a charming historic hotel or bed and breakfast for an unforgettable getaway.

Available amenities: Gas station, medical center, grocery store, visitor center.

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    Steamy Mountain Getaways

    Soak in a warm pool of ancient mineral water, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the rugged wilderness.

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Explore this former mining camp that was once the center of the
richest gold strikes in North America during the 1960’s!

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