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Visit Idaho: glamping getaways
Idaho is a state in the northwestern U.S., dominated by mountainous landscapes and acres of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. While perhaps you know Idaho for its “famous potatoes,” there is a lot more to the state! To the north, the panhandle has verdant green hills, forested mountains, and alpine lakes. The central part of the state is covered with dramatic peaks and mountaintops, while the southern portion of the state is characterized by the Snake River Plain, with wide-open valleys and farmlands. Idaho’s history is centered in the Native American tribes that called the land home and early settlers, like in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
While today, Idaho is home to both large urban centers and small, friendly towns. In the winter, popular adventures include skiing or snowboarding at world-class resorts, like Sun Valley or Schweitzer Mountain Resort, and visiting the state’s natural hot springs, like in Lava Hot Springs or Kirkham Hot Springs. Then there’s snowmobiling, snow tubing, nordic skiing….and that’s just in the winter! Idaho is famous for its blue-ribbon trout fishing streams and radiant lakes, there’s rafting and kayaking on the Salmon River, numerous state parks for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, guest ranches, craft breweries, wildlife, national monuments—20 million tourists visit Idaho each year, it’s got to be for a good reason, right? Forget about Idaho hotels; go glamping in Idaho and see for yourself!
Things to do in Idaho outside
Go glamping and discover all the amazing things to do in Idaho outside! From the green hills of the panhandle with places like Coeur d’Alene to the mountain slopes of Sun Valley, south to the Snake River and Idaho Falls, Idaho is home to spectacular scenery with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities.
When the weather is warm, Idaho is a great place to go horseback riding. Companies like Deadwood Outfitters or Mystic Saddle Ranch Horseback can take you out on day trips on well-trained mountain horses. Horseback riding is a great chance to explore Idaho’s unrestricted wilderness. Discover hidden lakes, stunning mountain vistas, and the fresh Idaho air. We also mentioned above that Idaho is famous for its blue-ribbon trout fishing streams, so if you are an avid angler, spring and summer are the time to visit. Wrestle with king salmon or steelhead in Idaho’s numerous waterways, from different forks of the Snake River to the Clearwater River or lakes like Payette Lake or Lake Cascade. Idaho’s waterways are also ranked number one in the U.S. for whitewater adventures. Take your river sports to a new level as you raft or kayak the middle fork of the Salmon River, Selway River, Payette River, or any of the other Idaho rivers. And if you prefer land to water, don’t worry! With over 19,000 miles of hiking trails, there is plenty of adventure to be had. Hike the Alice Lake Trail and explore the Sawtooth Mountains or climb Idaho’s Mineral Ridge and have a picnic overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene as bald eagles soar overhead. There are family-friendly trails like the Fishhook Creek Trail in Stanley, hikes with waterfalls like Jump Creek in Marsing, or more challenging hikes in Bruneau River Canyon. We’ve only mentioned a few trails here, but be sure to do your research, Idaho is filled with amazing hiking trails!
Come winter, the landscape totally changes and Idaho becomes a winter wonderland. Home to 28,000 vertical feet of terrain over 18,000 acres, Idaho has plenty of snow-covered back country to get lost in. Great snow, sunny skies, short lines, and low costs make Idaho an ideal family winter destination. Places like Sun Valley Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, and Tamarack Resort, to name a few, draw visitors from all over the country and world to go skiing and snowboarding. When you’ve covered all the slopes, you can go cat skiing or heli-skiing in Idaho’s backcountry for some adrenaline-pumping runs. However, if you’re looking for something a bit less harrowing, there is, of course, ice skating, snowshoeing and nordic skiing, snow tubing, snowmobiling, and other winter activities! Discover the best things to do in Idaho when you book one of Glamping Hub’s Idaho vacation rentals today.
Idaho has a diverse climate that is influenced by Pacific Ocean weather patterns. The northern part of the state tends to have more precipitation than southern Idaho, where summer temperatures are warmer. Cities like Boise have summer highs around 90°F and winter lows around 20°F, at an elevation of 2,840 feet. Whereas cities like Idaho Falls, at 4,730 feet see lower winter temperatures, around 10°F and lower summer highs, around 85°F. No matter what time of year you visit, you're sure to find amazing outdoor recreation opportunities and new adventures!