Enjoy Skiing Alternatives, Quirky Museums and More in Idaho

Saying goodbye to summer offers an opportunity to take in cooler temperatures and colorful scenery and explore other facets of the Gem State.

Seasonal Must-Sees

Idaho’s transition to fall brings a flare of vibrant tones to roadside views. For a kaleidoscope of colors, hit the road on one of Idaho’s 31 scenic byways, including the International Selkirk Loop and the City of Rocks Backcountry Byway.

Warm up from winter’s chill with a cozy dip in a rejuvenating Idaho hot spring. Find mineral-rich geothermal pools at Gold Fork Hot Springs, Miracle Hot Springs or Lava Hot Springs.

As the snow begins to melt in spring, waterfalls roar back to life. Chase a few at Shoshone Falls, Upper and Lower Mesa Falls or Jump Creek Falls.

Opt Outside

In search of winter recreation that isn’t on a ski slope? Snowshoeing is one of the easiest ways to explore the outdoors. Try Whoop Um Up, Harriman State Park or Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

Inside Information

No matter the season or weather, Idaho’s museums offer a chance to learn about the state’s history or to discover something new. Expand your knowledge at the Museum of Clean, the Idaho Potato Museum or the Old Idaho Penitentiary.

Want to be on the snow but not race down a hill? Idaho has many ways to explore the outdoors, including snowshoeing. Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho

For more information on Idaho, visit VisitIdaho.org.