Sure, Southwest Idaho is known as a haven for skiers and a magnet for snowmobilers, but that’s just the tip of the Idaho iceberg!
When the urge to shut off your phone, pack up the car, and search for big skies becomes unbearable, Southwest Idaho will be waiting. There’s a haunting beauty to be discovered here.
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.
Southwest Idaho has some of the most varied terrain on the planet. You name it, we’ve got it.
What about the things that are off the beaten path — the stuff that tourists never see? With over 15,000 square miles to explore, there’s more to Southwest Idaho than meets the eye. And we’ve got the rundown on how to experience it all like a local.
Pristine waters. Casting into a cool mountain creek. Angling is the perfect way to disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with the great outdoors.
From the dramatic peaks to chilling in the streets, we’ve got eight unmissable experiences that belong on your bucket list.
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.
River surfing is surging in popularity throughout the U.S., and Southwest Idaho is at its epicenter with two remarkable locations: Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade and Boise Whitewater Park near downtown Boise.
If you’re hooked on finding that next great drift boat or raft fishing experience, look no further than these adventures.