Summer is here, and who doesn’t want to take a vacation? The kids are clamoring for excitement and you are yearning for a break. If you are looking for a place to relax and have fun, look towards the Gem state.
Idaho, the ideal place for adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts or family travelers, has a lot to offer. Our unhurried and unspoiled state is known for its wilderness and whitewater rivers. Famous Idaho spots include Hells Canyon, Shoshone Falls, Bruneau Sand Dunes, Sawtooth Wilderness and Bitterroot Mountains.
Sawtooth Wilderness – One of the best places for backpacking, this 338-square-mile wilderness has diverse trails and high peaks. The snow fields with a wide display of summer wildflowers and some 300 lakes add to the beauty of the place.
The Bitterroot Mountains offer steep and linear hills and are a good bet for hikers. Loon Lake Loop, Josephine Lake, Pony Meadows-Bear Lake and Snake River are historic and scenic places perfect for hikers and walkers. They are also popular for horseback riding and off-roading with waterfalls, creeks, deep canyons and wild mustangs.
Jump Creek – Sands Basin is a famous hiking destination with a spectacular 60-foot waterfall. An awesome canyon with colorful tall rocks surrounds it. The trail is a nice site for picnics and the falls are an easy 10-minute hike from the trailhead.
Burgdorf Hot Springs is a rustic resort in the mountains north of McCall, Idaho. It has hot springs with lot of meadows and high terrain. These trails are usually clear by July and open through September.
Families looking for a beautiful locale to pursue healthy activities should consider visiting these places in Idaho. Follow a healthy and active vacation schedule and enjoy the beauty of these rustic places.