Idaho January 15, 2018
The 10 Best Places To Visit In Idaho In 2018
We’re two weeks into the New Year now, and that means its time to update your Idaho bucket list. A new year means new adventures…and Idaho has plenty of adventures. There’s so much to do in the Gem State that all of the choices can be pretty overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with this list. Be sure to make this year a great one and check out the ten best places to visit in 2018. You better get started!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Hike to one of the tallest waterfalls in Idaho.
We're incredibly lucky to live in a state where simple hikes can lead to payoff views like this one. This easy hike leads you to one of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in Idaho. Located near the town of Elk River, the scenery is striking. This is the perfect hike that every Idahoan should do at least once. For more information, see our full article
2. See the Northern Lights at Priest Lake.
Did you know you can spot the Northern Lights right here in Idaho? That's right, you don't have to travel to a place like Alaska. Priest Lake attracts people from all over the state who want a glimpse of this magical phenomenon. Plan your trip to this beautiful town carefully and you'll be able to see them too. For more information, see our full article
3. Visit the blue oasis known as Box Canyon.
Not many people are aware of this beautiful canyon hiding just outside of Twin Falls. This desolate canyon is home to an incredible lake with Carribbean-blue waters and a waterfall. It's the perfect place for a day time trek. This gorgeous oasis is something that everybody should be aware of. For more information, see our full article
4. Take in the desolate beauty of St. Anthony Sand Dunes.
One of the greatest things about our state is that we are home to so many diverse landscapes. These incredible sand dunes in eastern Idaho are breathtaking. The dunes themselves are massive and are often referred to as a "playground for adults". Hike, sled, or dune buggy across these vast dunes for an experience you'll never forget. For more information, see our full article
5. Bike or hike along this awe-inspiring railroad trail.
If you hike just one trail this year, make it this one. The Route of the Hiawatha is one of Idaho's most incredible hiking and biking trails. It was once a railroad and boasts several tunnels and trestles that boast the most amazing views of the surrounding wilderness. This is exploring Idaho's back country at its finest! For more information, see our full article
6. Visit the iconic Shoshone Falls.
Okay, this is definitely one of the best places you have got to see in 2018, if you haven't already. Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls is one of Idaho's most iconic landmarks. These beautiful falls are one of the most stunning waterfalls not just in Idaho, but in the entire country. Spring is the best time to view Shoshone Falls, but it's also a
stunning sight in winter.
For more information, see our full article
7. Relax in this epic natural hot springs.
Idaho is filled with beautiful natural hot springs, so it can be hard to decide on which one to venture to. We'll make it easy for you. Take a trip to the incredible Kirkham Hot Springs near Lowman. The hot springs are surrounded by gorgeous forestry and various waterfalls. Kirkham offers a perfectly relaxing experience in the middle of Idaho wilderness. For more information, see our full article
8. Zip line over the beautiful Coeur d'Alene wilderness.
This one is for the adrenaline junkies. Can you think of a better way of viewing Idaho's pristine wilderness than by soaring over it? Timberline Adventures in Coeur d'Alene lets you do just that. On this zip line tour you'll fly through 300-year old pine trees and over the massive Lake Coeur d'Alene. It's a thrilling experience you'll remember for years to come. For more information, see our full article
9. Spend the night at Idaho's most beautiful campground.
Idaho is full of gorgeous campgrounds, so how can we choose the most beautiful one? Well, we can't. But Blue Lake outside of Cascade, Idaho is a pretty qualified contender. Blue Lake is one of the most picturesque spots in Idaho, and makes for the perfect camping adventure. Set up camp right on the shore, swim around in the lake, and take advantage of one of the many hiking trails through incredible scenery. For more information, see our full article
10. Hike through these incredible underground caves.
Craters of the Moon is one of the most unique scenes in the state and every Idahoan needs to visit it. Not only can you explore the bizarre landscape above ground, but you can also trek through the various underground lava tubes. These caves look like something from a different world and they will bewilder you with their size and various weird formations. For more information, see our full article
Have you been to any of these places already? What would you add as one of the best places to visit in 2018? Don’t forget to check out the
10 Idaho Restaurants You Have To Eat At In 2018.