Go With the Locals: Idaho’s Alternative Destinations

Looking for smaller crowds or local favorites? Explore these lesser-known yet still impressive Idaho destinations.

Perrine Coulee Falls vs. Shoshone Falls

  • Shoshone Falls draws major crowds, but Perrine Coulee Falls offers better access. Take the walking trail to the base and behind these incredible falls descending 200 feet (61 meters).

Castle Rocks State Park vs. City of Rocks National Reserve

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes vs. Route of the Hiawatha

  • The Route of the Hiawatha is a popular rail to trail in northern Idaho, but don’t pass on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – a paved, 73-mile (117-km) path winding through Native American territory and along Lake Coeur d’Alene. Glimpse eagles, deer and spectacular scenery as you ride.

Garden City Wineries vs. Sunnyslope Wine Trail

  • Sunnyslope Wine Trail is southwest Idaho’s renowned wine country, with its 17 wineries and vineyards. But if you prefer a wine-tasting experience a short bike ride from Boise, visit the urban wineries in Garden City – some providing beautiful riverside views.

Don’t miss the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a paved, 73-mile (117-km) path winding through Native American territory and along Lake Coeur d’Alene. Glimpse eagles, deer and spectacular scenery as you ride. Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho

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