Idaho, located in the northwestern U.S., boasts an incredible amount of untouched natural areas, including 2.3-million-acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, a wilderness of rugged mountains, deep canyons and whitewater rivers.
Idaho's geography is extremely diverse, offering snow-capped mountain ranges — the most popular of which is the Sawtooth Range — rapids, lakes and deep canyons. Idaho's Snake River, which flows from the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to the Columbia River in Washington, rushes through Hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in the country.
The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Idaho.
Mountains, lakes, and sunshine: this route has everything a hiker could want.
If you’re planning on spending a night on the shores of Stanley Lake, make sure you bring and extra pair of dry socks. See how the 100 Days Outdoor journey begins in Idaho.
Explore the moonscape—lava tubes, cinder cones, caves, and tunnels—of Idaho on this weekend trip.
Ooo, la la! Couples are swooning in each other’s eyes, cheap chocolates are selling like hotcakes, and single people are writing ironic posts on Facebook. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th anniversary, these hikes will make the fire burn brighter.