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Explore Idaho

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Idaho's forests, deserts and rivers offer some of the most outstanding scenery, fishing and recreational opportunities around.

Taking a break in the Scotchmans
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness photo.

There's no shortage of incredible destinations in Idaho. From north to south, the state offers forests and deserts, mountains and rivers with outstanding fishing and recreational opportunities—and gorgeous scenery. Here are some ideas for how you can explore Idaho.

Watch the Photo of the Week (POW!) Slideshow to see the many ways in which Idahoans enjoy these wonderful landscapes.

Idaho has great hiking opportunities across the state.  

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Weitas Creek

Weitas Creek

Raft or kayak Weitas Creek in the Clearwater National Forest!

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Fish Creek

Fish Creek

This is a perfect backpacking trail for those looking for a longer trip or a quiet retreat into the wilderness.

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Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek

Excellent fishing and camping in the heart of the Clearwater!

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Johns Creek Trail System, Blue Ridge Route

Johns Creek Trail System, Blue Ridge Route

A scenic loop that follows along Johns Creek and passes through the Gospel Hump Wilderness.

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Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs

Enjoy this relaxing hot springs on the Payette River!

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C.J. Strike Reservoir

C.J. Strike Reservoir

C.J. Strike Reservoir is part of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Recreation Area and a popular destination for boating and fishing.

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