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Idaho's diverse terrain and rugged landscape are home to some of the most beautiful wide-open spaces and picturesque landscapes in the United States. With over 4.5+/- million acres of designated wilderness, the state is full of natural wonders, including Shoshone Falls, one of the largest waterfalls, Crater's of the Moon, and Hell's Canyon, known as North America's deepest river gorge. From the northern panhandle, where miles of wooded hills and massive lakes cover a majority of the territory to the south, dominated by agriculture fields along the Snake River Plains, Idaho's beauty knows no bounds.

Idaho is an entrance to endless outdoor recreation possibilities ranging from hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, horseback riding, backpacking, and…

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Idaho is full of miles of uncultivated land and incredible scenic routes that make their way throughout the beautiful backcountry of the state. An adventure's paradise, Idaho is home to at least 34+/- marked scenic byways that tour the natural landscapes and lead to popular destinations. Discover rugged mountains, millions of acres of wilderness, towering peaks, and crystal blue alpine lakes and rivers to explore at your own pace. Whether you enjoy an immersive wilderness experience or capturing Idaho's unspoiled beauty from afar, the scenery is sure to exceed expectations!

Northern Idaho

Idaho's natural beauty and unique geological features set it apart from any other state. To the north, you can find an incredible selection of alpine summits…

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Idaho has been one of the quieter states, often being confused with Iowa and Ohio, and more on the radar of outdoor enthusiasts who have long enjoyed Idaho’s geographical treasures, than the standard American. But the gem state is being recognized more and more often for its livability. With jobs coming to the state every year, towns all over the state of Idaho are seeing an increase in population, cultural, and employment opportunities.

Idaho's three largest and fastest-growing cities are Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Boise is the capital city of Idaho, and it has seen a revitalization in the past several years, due in part, to the many opportunities residents of this area enjoy. Downtown Boise itself has become a bustling center for activities…

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The list of reasons people move to Boise is seemingly endless, though, there are a few common themes that seem to make the mark for the top ten reasons people move to this wonderfully scenic location. What makes Boise, Idaho one of the top mid-sized cities to live in? Boise is one of the last great western cities left and is set by the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, drowning in a sea of luscious trees. Boise is filled with character and history, and being one of the only secluded metropolitans in the country, it's developed its own unique culture and vibrancy you won't find anywhere else. With one of the most livable urban city cultures set upon a rural backdrop that provides countless recreational opportunities for everyone, Boise is…

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New Year’s Eve is an awesome time of year. It is a time for fun, a time for reflection, and a time to plan for the upcoming year. Here in Idaho, there are thousands of ways to ring in the New Year, some of which are quiet, socially distant, and some rambunctious. Whichever way you want to celebrate the passing of the New Year though, you can find something to do here in Idaho. In this article, we will go over some of the more popular events that happen New Year’s Eve and some of the things that happen on New Year’s Day as well. As always, be sure to check for current weather conditions, road closures, hours of services and updates on any last minute closures or cancellations prior to heading out to a destination or event. 

New Year’s Eve

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Biking Through IdahoThe rush of the wind in your face and the pavement flying by bring back that familiar passion and contentment. Nothing but you, your bike, and the Idaho highway ahead of you will make the perfect combination. The most important part of your journey, is your safe return home. In order to keep you safe and to allow you to keep riding Idaho has establish laws for cyclists. So, before you head out onto the road, be sure to review bike safety basics.

Safety Equipment 101
Lights- Bikes are required to be equipped with a light on the front. This light must be able to illuminate up to 500 feet. It is to be turned on when the bike is in use between sunset and sunrise and when the day is cloudy enough that visibility is impaired.

Reflectors-A reflector is required for…
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The vast array of outdoor activities Idaho has to offer gives everyone something fun to do during all seasons of the year. How about a nice, scenic hike through the foothills or the lush evergreen forests? There are great trails all over Idaho that can accommodate any level hiker. Some of those trails follow a creek or river, serving as a guide as you venture into the wilderness. If you’re searching for a good fishing spot, there are loads of shimmering lakes and rivers to choose from with a diverse selection of fish species to catch.

Out of the numerous rolling rivers that wind their way throughout the beautiful state of Idaho, there are a select few in the Boise area you can take a day trip to. Each are unique and can be enjoyed in a variety of…

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Generally, the state of Idaho is not going to hit the top of the list of places that people consider to be cool destinations for traveling to, vacationing, or relocating. Perhaps, Idaho is not hitting the radar simply because the greatest treasures of Idaho, up until presently, have yet to be publicized to any significant proportion as a tourist hot spot. The residents and visitors alike that have enjoyed Idaho have done a great job of sharing how wonderful the state can be when there is a time made to check it out. Now there is a growing wealth of blogs and publications outlining how true this is. Most anyone who has made an effort to spend even a few days taking the time to get out and explore some of what the state of Idaho offers can share the…

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The Fall season is a spectacular time of year to take a break from the norm of everyday living and head out for a scenic Idaho road trip. Overall, Idaho is home to a variety of scenic byways, at least thirty-two appointed byways and backcountry drives ideal for area exploration. The Ponderosa Scenic Byway runs about 130 +/- miles starting from the city of Boise and continues along ID-21, making its way into the beautiful Boise Mountains and the Boise National Forest. The Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway features various outlooks and a host of popular destinations along the way. Scheduling additional time to allocate for stops could easily make for a full day of exploration. Featured stops might include Lucky Peak Overlook, the historic Idaho City, Mores…

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Located deep in the Boise National Forest in Southern Idaho is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets. This majestic destination is Deadwood Reservoir and is accessed in around 91 +/- miles from the Boise area, depending on the route taken. The crystal clear waters of Deadwood Reservoir are surrounded by dense forest pines and abundant nature. The stunning scenery on a warm summer day with clear skies has a way of giving off a deserted island feel with mini waves crashing up to sandy beaches in addition to beautiful islands situated amid the crystal clear reservoir waters. Not to mention during the summer months, there is a canopy of wildflowers that cover the region and brighten the surroundings with a beautiful display. For many, this remote destination…

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