There is no bad season in the Gem State, so the best time to visit Idaho depends only on your schedule. Autumn brings an amazing, with fresh air, beautiful foliage, and blue skies as a bonus. In addition to numerous events—such as the Eastern Idaho State Fair and the Trailing of the Sheep Festival—September and October boast great deals on accommodations. Winter comes with plenty of snow, and also skiers aiming to take advantage of Idaho’s fantastic ski slopes. With temps that can dip below freezing between late November and March, warm layers will be your best bet as you gaze up at breathtaking Northern Lights. Late spring offers mountains covered with greenery and wildflowers—making it the perfect time to explore Mesa Falls in full bloom, and also find good deals on hotels. Summer in Idaho is the peak season for tourists, with cooler temps in the mountains and warmer weather along the southern plains. Bring your canteen and hike in the Sawtooth Mountains, through the Derby Wind Caves, and around Jump Creek Falls.
Hot air balloon pilots from all across the US will definitely take your breath away
The recipe of aurora encounter in Idaho is a mixture of luck, patience, persistence, and low expectations, yet chances are real!
One of the two largest and most popular fairs of Idaho
The greatest attraction or the greatest risk? Maybe both!
Meet the stunning "Niagara of the West"
These fast and small jewels make for a first-rate backyard birdwatching
Quality theatre in a stunning outdoor location
This range of the Rocky Mountains boasts about 50 peaks over 3,000 m (10,000 ft) high
A short hike to a beautiful series of lakes
An alpine lake surrounded by picturesque rugged mountains
One of the most accessible mountains of the Teton Range
A great short hike in the Teton Range
One of the most scenic waterfalls in the state flows into Jump Creek Canyon
A thunderous curtain of waterfalls from the height of ten stores
Discover Idaho’s best-kept secret
Beautiful mountains dotted with small alpine glacial lakes
The largest lake of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
An iconic winter festival running since the 1920s
Idaho's premier outdoor rodeo and one of the top 5, nationwide
Rock'n'roll all night and party all day long
The annual sheep herding festival in Idaho's Basque Country
Watch the first moves of new residents to the park
America's first national park is all dressed up for the fall
Ignite the holiday spirit with the memory-making Christmas lights in Idaho
The biggest 4th of July festival in East Idaho
Mountain peaks, dunes, and forests—Idaho has it all to impress a devoted leaf-peeper
Meet these predators native to the Yellowstone region