I love being outdoors and trying new things. That's why I was really excited to come across this article in the Idaho Statesman today. Four contributors for the Statesman got together and picked out their most epic choices for things YOU should try in the great Idaho outdoors this year.

I can't wait to try them....how about you? CLICK HERE to see the full list activities they suggest you try.


  • 1

    Climb a Mountain

    Ok, so it's not Mount Everest, but Idaho does have some pretty awesome mountains to tackle and mark off your bucket list.

    The tallest in the state, Borah Peak, stands at 12,662 feet.

    If that seems like a little too much too quick, you might want to check out what some call "The Grand Slam", four climbs (Cervidae Peak, Kepros Mountain, Lucky Peak and Mount Heinen), that are all "within an hour of Boise. At around 5,000 to a little over 6,000 feet, any one of them easily can be done in a day."

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  • 2

    Bike through Idaho Trails

    So maybe you take your bike out with the family on the Greenbelt...that's nice and all, but there are some pretty epic trails in Idaho to check out.

    On the Idaho Statesman list: Route of the Hiawatha (15 miles), Weiser River Trail (83 miles), and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes(72-miles).

    With the wind through your hair, you'll see some really beautiful areas, even crossing over some railroad trestles, riding through tunnels and, of course, seeing some awesome wildlife along the way. 

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  • 3

    Whitewater Rafting

    Whitewater rafting is a pretty popular activity to try all over Idaho, but did you know that one river has been named one of the best IN THE WORLD?

    Yep, according to National Geographic Magazine "the Middle Fork of the Salmon [is rated] third-best river to raft — not in the U.S., but in the world."

    If you're interested in checking that off your bucket list, there are a ton of outfitters that can make your trip a reality. CLICK HERE to find the one that best fits your plans.

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