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Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Hiking

There are several trails that may be perfect for your family or date night hike in or near Boise! Camel's Back Park serves as an excellent starting point for exploring many trailheads in Boise. Camel's Back has easier hikes for families of all ages and abilities. A...

Outdoor activities semi- close to Boise: Bruneau Dunes State Park

Bruneau Dunes is the tallest single structured sand dune in North America. Peak rises 470 feet above the surrounding desert. Location: 27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd, Bruneau ID 83604. 64 miles south of Boise Contact: (208) 366-7919 Park Reservations: 1-888-9-CAMPID...

Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: White Water Rafting

Idaho is ranked #1 in the US for Whitewater adventures. The season typically runs from May to October. The North Fork of the Payette, Cabarton Run, would be an ideal stretch if you're looking to take your family for an all-day adventure as it is one of the most scenic...

Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: The Owyhee Mountains

The terrain in the region varies from 2,000 ft- 8,000 ft. The Hayden Peak is the range's tallest at 8403 ft. Though the range's height is impressive itself, most would consider the lower canyons its true beauty, where very few human visits have happened. Land uses of...

Outdoor activities semi- close to Boise: Lake Cascade State Park

Bring your family to get a full day of outdoor activities at Lake Cascade on its 500-acre recreational area or have some water fun in the lake. Feel free to stay a few days at one of its campsites! Lake Cascade offers hundreds of campsites ranging from primitive to...

Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is the perfect family- friendly ski resort for all ages of adventure enthusiasts. Beginner to expert hills are offered for riders of all ages to navigate as they move up in experience. Stop in the lodge for relaxing breaks and food and drink to stay and...

Outdoor activities semi- close to Boise: Celebration Park

Celebration Park is an access site on the Idaho-Oregon Snake River Water Trail. The park area is known for its ancient collection of petroglyphs 100 to 10,000 years old. Guffey Bridge has been renovated as a pedestrian bridge where visitors can easily walk through and...

Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Idaho City

In the 1860s Idaho City was one of the Old West's largest gold rush mining towns. Now, Idaho City is a historic mining town also comsidered a Ghost town. Home of the quaint Idaho City Hotel, book your stay and enjoy the charm of small town resturaunts and shops full...

Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Lake Lowell Park

Lake Lowell Park is a city park that offers a full day of boating, swimming wildlife viewing, and outdoor adventure for the whole family.  Location: 12996 Iowa Avenue, Nampa, on the Upper Dam (east side) of Lake Lowell Hours: Open year-round from dawn to dusk...

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