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An Adventure for Every Season in Idaho

Idaho’s distinct seasons provide a variety of things to do, whether your vacation style is adventurous or relaxed. Learn about what each season offers and get ready to discover why a vacation in Idaho is beyond words. Idaho welcomes you—whenever you decide to visit.

People cross a bridge at an obstacle course at Lava Zipline Adventures.
Lava Zipline Adventure, Lava Hot Springs. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.
A yellow jet boat traverses the Snake River in Hells Canyon.
Jet boat tour, Hells Canyon. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.


With endless outdoor excursions like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, ziplining and lake cruises (just to name a few), a summer vacation in Idaho is sure to bring cherished memories.


Energize your senses with the brisk autumn air during the most colorful season in Idaho. Enjoy a variety of harvest festivals, take a scenic drive scouting for vivid fall colors, feel the warmth of a soothing hot spring, bundle up for an evening of stargazing or dig into delicious seasonal cuisine.

Two people riding bikes down a tree-lined road in the fall.
Find fantastic fall foliage in Idaho. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.
Two people sitting in a red hammock in the forest during the fall.
Fall foliage, near Ketchum. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.
Two people ride snowmobiles at Schweitzer.
Snowmobiling, Schweitzer, near Sandpoint. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.
A woman in orange skis down a slope at Brundage Mountain Resort.
Skiing, Brundage Mountain Resort, near McCall. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.


Idaho’s winter months bring a surplus of thrilling adventures that are sure to warm you to your core. Journey through Idaho’s backcountry on a guided snowmobile tour, watch steam billow from an elk’s nose, shred fresh powder at a ski resort, snowshoe through snow-covered forests or warm up inside a museum.


Come spring, Idaho’s snow begins to melt, creating a bloom of wildflowers across meadows, mountainsides and trails. Spring beckons anglers to Idaho’s blue-ribbon streams teeming with trout and adventurers to blossom-lined trails and a chance at seeing wildlife big and small. In April, brewers showcase their specialty ales, lagers and stouts during Idaho Craft Beer Month, too.

Camas blooms at sunset at Camas Prairie, Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
Camas Prairie, Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area, near Hill City. Photo Credit: Visit Idaho.
Three people standing on a cliff overlooking Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve.
Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, Thousand Springs State Park, Wendell. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.