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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!

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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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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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Winter is a busy time in Idaho. Even when there is a whole lot of snow on the ground and the roads are all iced up, people still come from all over the world to ski on the snowy slopes of Idaho’s mountains and to take part in all of the other winter activities that are available. There are moments where the state can be quite literally shut down because of a particularly bad winter storm or some other winter phenomenon, but anything milder than a blizzard is not going to do much to stop people from getting into the state and enjoying skiing (Along with all of the other Idaho winter activities that you know and love). The Treasure Valley can become something of a base camp that allows people to range out and try the different mountains and hills that…

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          The weather Idaho experiences throughout the year is a superb complement to how beautiful the state truly is. Each of the four seasons delightfully enhances Idaho as the transitions have a way of accenting the already intriguing landscapes across the state. Idaho stretches across around 83,869 square miles, making for quite a spectacular array of changes throughout the year. Of course, the higher elevations are going to experience colder weather than the rest of the lower elevations. Depending on where you find the most enjoyment will largely determine the activities available year-round. Though that’s just it, there’s so much to choose from when it comes to Idaho’s terrain, the choice is yours on where you’ll go next to find the most…

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So you're planning on going on an Idaho camping trip? You are in for a real treat! The gorgeous scenery and fresh air all over the Gem State makes for one of the most amazing and unforgettable places to go out and enjoy the great outdoors! With how large the state is, and with such a large percentage of its land belonging to nature (35 million acres of public land!), you will soon find that there are so many excellent options to choose from here when it comes to going camping. You will want to make sure you have prepared properly to truly have the best experience possible. Here are the things you'll want to consider prior to going on your Idaho camping trip:

All of the great campgrounds in Idaho are very well managed by several public agencies.…

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It’s no secret that Idaho can get cold. The winters aren’t terribly harsh but are still known to produce quite a bit of snow and some pretty low temperatures. When this happens, residents are left with the question “what do we do when it gets cold?”. Luckily, Idaho has plenty of options both outdoors and indoors to entertain someone during the cold winter months. Let's talk about some of the options before winter arrives! 

Of course, winter sports have to be mentioned. Idahoans love their time outdoors, especially doing active sporty things. The wintertime does not inhibit this part of the state’s culture at all. Skiing and snowboarding are very popular sports, and Idaho has plenty of locations where people can get their fix. Sun Valley is the…

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In a little over a month the winter season will be here. Now is a great time to get prepared for the upcoming season! Assuming you are keeping up to date and not stumbling on these words in the middle of the next winter, Idaho is currently experiencing beautifully pleasant Fall weather. Because of this, it might seem strange to bother talking about the cold and what you can do to fight back against it. However, the winter itself is not the best time to discuss the winter. You cannot prepare for something that has already come and set itself upon you. Making your home ready for the winter while the snow is falling, and the roof is icy is not an ideal situation. Now, while the sun is shining, and the weather is temperate, is the time to prepare for the…

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It seems that just about every state has great outdoor activities that can really enhance one’s experience and elevate one’s enjoyment of that particular state. Idaho is no exception! With the huge amount of land, vast quantities of rivers and lakes, and mountains everywhere you look, it is easy to see all the different excellent things there are to do and enjoy while you are spending time in the lovely outdoors of the Gem State. No matter what time of the year, there are great sports to participate in! Idaho is one of the best states to enjoy sports year-round, and whether its summer, fall, or winter, you are bound to find a plethora of unique outdoor activities!

Most people would consider the summer the best time to be outside, and the summers in…

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Fishing is one of the oldest and most popular sports of all time. Fishing is an age-old sport that has attracted many a person to its whiles. A lot of people really like fishing and Idaho is one of the best places on the planet to get it done. There are lakes that you can cast your line out into and there are rivers that you can wander up and down searching for the best hold where the fish might be swimming along. But fishing is not as simple as you might think. It is not just throwing a bit of baited line into the water and waiting for the right time to yank on that line. There are many different kinds of fishing and some of them are not gone about in a way that you might necessarily expect. I would like to introduce you to the many different…

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I think everyone has at least some fear when it comes to venomous animals and insects (And just to be clear, venomous means that when it bites you then you are poisoned. Poisonous means you are poisoned when you bite it) and others have an interest in these kinds of organisms, either because they are fascinated by something that can kill them with a single fang or for some other reason I cannot comprehend. Some people are terrified by spiders and some love having them around because they keep insects out. Some people are grossed out by snakes and others have them for pets and let them slither all around. The majority of people do not keep venomous pets whether they are spiders or snakes but there are certainly some who do. Idaho has its fair share of…

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