As the weather turns to fall in Idaho, our state’s magnificent landscape transforms into a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and golds that vibrantly weave themselves into a warm, picturesque backdrop. While the eastern U.S. is legendary for its fall colors, you might be surprised to learn that Idaho is a work of art all of its own – and you can see some of her best creations on this fall foliage road trip in Idaho!
But unlike back east where those colors hang around for a while, Idaho’s rapidly changing seasons mean there’s no time like the present! So grab a camera and a jacket and get ready for the first half of our breathtaking road trip:
If you thought Idaho was beautiful before, this road trip to see the best fall colors in Idaho will take your breath away and make you fall in love with our fine state all over again! Tailor this exciting trip to your budget and time frame, and be sure to explore our other side trips and recommendations to experience the best fall day trip in Idaho.
Looking for more fun things to do in the fall in Idaho? Check out this incredible corn maze near Idaho Falls. And for more fall excursions, Airbnb Experiences has tons of interesting and out-of-the-box options and you’ll get to enjoy them with locals, making them all the more special.
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Idaho's Natural Beauty
Sara Dager|August 07, 2023
What are some of the best hikes in Idaho?
If you're looking to see all of the natural beauty our state has to offer on foot, these hikes in Idaho are the perfect way to do just that! Don't forget your water bottle:
The Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail in Couer d'Alene is 3 miles of awe-inspiring water and forest views. Keep your eyes peeled for rare plant life as you trek!
The Jump Creek Falls trail in Marsing is incredibly easy and only requires 0.6 miles of hiking. You will be rewarded with a crystal clear swimming hole and a 60-foot waterfall for this easy hike.
The Chain Lakes Basin Trail in the White Clouds Wilderness Area is 16.5 miles long and marked as hard, but the impressive views of the chain lakes are well worth the 6,300-foot elevation gain.
Where can I find waterfalls in Idaho?
There are tons of waterfalls in Idaho to admire, some you'll need to hike to but others you barely even need to leave your car to wonder at. Here are a few of the best: