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Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Idaho City
March 28, 2022

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 of antiques and local crafts.

Location: About 36 miles northeast of Boise, in Boise County. If you’re traveling from Boise the best views will be found along the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. 

Boise Basin Museum: A museum that shares the history of the Gold Rush Era in the 1860s. Opens Memorial day weekend

Hiking: Charcoal Gulch is a great trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, motorized activities, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing

The Springs hot springs: The Inn at the Pines, reservations, family days and adults days

Off roading: rentals available 

Steamboat Gulch tubing hill: Road 304, IdahoCIty, ID 83631 (208) 283-0799

Camping: nearby at Grayback Gulch Campground, 2 miles south of Idaho City

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