Boulder-White Clouds

Boulder-White Clouds by Ed Cannady

Castle Peak, the tallest peak in the White Cloud range reflects into upper Chamberlain Lake. Mark Lisk.

Lost Creek, Boulder-White Clouds. Mark Lisk.

Big Boulder Lakes, WhiteCloudWilderness, Idaho by Jay Krajic

Cirque Lake, highest of the Big Boulder Chain Lakes in the White Cloud Peaks.

Selkirk Mountains by Josh Levinger

Plan Your Own Adventure

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. Idaho has great hiking opportunities across the state.

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What you can do in Idaho
Weiser River Float
Float Idaho’s Weiser River in the spring! Locals will tell you mid to la...
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Weitas Creek
Raft or kayak Weitas Creek in the Clearwater National Forest!
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Fish Creek
This is a perfect backpacking trail for those looking for a longer trip or ...
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Kelly Creek
Excellent fishing and camping in the heart of the Clearwater!
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Johns Creek Trail System, Blue Ridge Route
A scenic loop that follows along Johns Creek and passes through the Gospel ...
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Boiling Springs
Enjoy this relaxing hot springs on the Payette River!
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C.J. Strike Reservoir
C.J. Strike Reservoir is part of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Pre...
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Shafer Butte
Camping, hiking and mountain biking just minutes outside Boise!
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Boulder Lake
Enjoy an easy day hike outside McCall!
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Maiden Rock
Take a short hike down to a remarkable granite rock on the shores of Lake P...
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Washington Lake
Starting from the same trailhead as Boulder Lake, this hike through the Pio...
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Boulder Lake
A beautiful hike through the Pioneers Mountains with views of alpine meadow...
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Upper Priest River/American Falls
Take a magical trek through centuries-old cedars and ancient hemlock, in Id...
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Little Jacks Creek
Little Jacks Creek Wilderness is a great place to check out the impressive ...
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Bruneau Sand Dunes
Bruneau Dunes State Park offers a wide range of recreational activities and...
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Three Island Crossing
Three Island Crossing State Park is a great place to learn about the Oregon...
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Weiser River Trail
Check out the longest trail in Idaho! This trail follows the Weiser River f...
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Table Rock
Want to take a hike but don't have time to get out of Boise? Go up to Table...
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Lake Darling-Mount Pend Oreille
Visit the crowning summit of the Pend Oreille Divide and moose-friendly Lak...
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Roman Nose Lakes
This easy yet rewarding trip to three lakes in the shadow of Roman Nose Pea...
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Lightning Lake
View wildflower meadows and turquoise lakes on this day hike.
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Horton Peak
Bring your camera and capture the beauty of snow-capped peaks surrounding H...
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Heart Lake and Six Lakes
Enjoy colorful surroundings on this cross-country trek in the Boulder-White...
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Harrison Lake
One of the most popular destinations in the Selkirk Mountains, this hike fe...
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Scotchman Peak
A strenuous climb and the "grand-daddy" of hikes in the proposed wilderness...
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East Fork North Fork of the Big Wood River
Take the road less traveled and see Idaho's wildlife on this difficult hike...
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Galena Gulch
This trail leads you to a saddle that is prime habitat for mountain goats a...
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Toolbox-Herd Peak Trail
Explore the eastern side of the Boulder Mountains.
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Boulder Basin
This hike offers views of alpine lakes and even a historic mining town.
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High Ridge Trail
See great views of the Pioneer Mountains and Mt. Borah, Idaho's highest mou...
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Hunter Creek Summit
Walk along a small creek and view the beautiful Boulder Mountains on this e...
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Murdock Creek
Hike along a canyon and see some miniature waterfalls.
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Grand Prize Gulch
Surround yourself with incredible views of several mountain ranges while ex...
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Gladiator Creek
Explore old pioneer cabins and prepare yourself for a steep climb on this m...
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West Pass of the Big Wood River
This hike is strenuous but offers great views of the White Cloud Peaks.
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North Fork of the Big Wood River
Enjoy rugged scenery and quiet solitude in the Boulder Mountains near Sun V...
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West Fork of the North Fork
Hike along a stream in the Boulder Mountains to see some spectacular wildfl...
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Amber Gulch
In the Boulder Mountains, Amber Gulch is an adventurous hike to alpine lake...
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Long Canyon & Parker Ridge
From old-growth giant cedars to ridgeline walks above the treeline, this lo...
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Two Mouth Lakes
These two picturesque lakes are worth a visit, but tread lightly because th...
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Fourth of July Lake & Washington Lake
Fourth of July and Washington Lakes are the gold standard for easy day hike...
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Chamberlain Basin
Explore the Boulder-White Clouds and hike the Chamberlain Basin.
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Castle Peak
Castle Peak, now part of Idaho's newest wilderness area, was once the site ...
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Betty, Goat & Baptie Lakes
These lakes are at higher elevations than just about any other lakes in Ida...
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Meadow Creek
Meadow Creek is perhaps one of the most important fisheries in the Clearwat...
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Chimney Rock
This is an aptly named geological formation that straddles the Selkirk Cres...
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Beehive Lakes
The Beehive Lakes offer rewarding views of the Selkirk Mountains, hungry cu...
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Big Jacks Creek
If you haven't been to Big Jacks Creek, add it to your list of Must See are...
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Cayuse Creek
Cayuse Creek is the perfect marriage between hiking and blue ribbon trout f...
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