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Parks & nature in Idaho

National Park
“The beauty of Glacier National Park is a sight to behold for anyone who loves the outdoors. Glacier Fed clear water, lakes and streams, breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife.”
150 locals recommend
“Beautiful scenery with great trails for hiking, biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing. ”
38 locals recommend
“If you want a fun park to take the kids, or go hiking in the foothills, camels back park is a great place. Home to the hyde park fair every September, camel's back park is a hub of outdoor foothills and eclectic park atmosphere great for families and outdoor enthusiasts. ”
61 locals recommend
“Great zoo with a delightful carousel from long ago . Set by the river and Ann Morrison Park”
32 locals recommend
Ski Area
“World class ski resort, very big with terrain / runs for any level. Beautiful mountain views, fun base village. A little expensive.”
31 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Home to arguably the best natural hot springs in Idaho, you’ll discover Gold Forks Hot Springs if you drive north on 55 then east through the scenic mountains. After a picturesque 31-minute trek, you’ll have the opportunity to soak in one of six pools artistically constructed on the natural hot springs. The top pool sits at 110 degrees and the water spills into the five pools below. Gold Fork is ideal for families or groups because of the massive square footage. Entrance to Gold Fork does cost money (cash only), but you’ll likely end up spending half a day here. Remember to pack a picnic because there are umbrella-covered tables available.”
21 locals recommend
“The caverns are a fun place to visit, and beautiful drive up to. Bring a sweater for in the cave.”
20 locals recommend
“Beautiful gardens, some great outdoor concerts, and fun historical walk through old penitentiary.”
26 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Another fun point of interest in Island Park - take some fish bait and feed the giant trout swimming under the bridge.”
9 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Downhill ski Brundage and its many slopes. Catch a bus out of McCall on the half hour. Go online and get a ticket discount. ”
27 locals recommend
“Wonderful hiking, swimming, boating and fishing in the spring, summer and fall. Cross country skiin and sledding in the winter. WWII Museum, this Park is an old Naval Base”
23 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This place feels like you are in the movies because it is unique. The lava was formed from the hot spot that now lies under Yellowstone. The spring flower make this park beautiful!”
15 locals recommend
“Coolest park I have seen! Perfect for all ages, and just a stumble away from Tubbs hill and the library! Dog park is very close too.”
17 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Rustic outdoor hot springs in the beautiful Madison River Valley (72 miles to the southwest) with poolside bar and live music Fri-Sun evenings. Their grill serves simple sandwiches, burgers and salads with ingredients sourced locally as well as from their on-site vegetable garden. Day pass $7. 10am-10pm daily (June-Aug); 4-10pm Thur, Fri & Mon and 10am-10pm Sat-Sun (Sept-May). ”
21 locals recommend
“Great hikes, minimal day parking charge. Spectacular scenery, history and horseback riding.”
16 locals recommend
Outdoors & Recreation
“An absolutely wonderful spot to get in a hike, ski, or cycle. You can even camp creekside! ”
26 locals recommend