Day Trips from Boise [2023]

You can't visit Boise without taking a day trip to the famous Shoshone Falls. This waterfall is higher than Niagara Falls and equally impressive.

Shoshone Falls

Redfish Lake

Redfish Lake is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets. This alpine lake offers stunning views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range. 

Whitewater rafting and Idaho go hand in hand. This high-intensity activity is one of my favorite ways to beat the summer heat.

Payette River

Bruneau Dunes State Park 

Believe it or not, the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America is just an hour away from Boise. to sled over giant dunes.

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Hells Canyon is the deepest river canyon in North America. This ten-mile-wide canyon is a remote wilderness area along.

Kirkham Hot Springs

Kirkham Hot Springs is one of the most relaxing Boise day trips. Visiting this hot spring feels like stepping into another world.

Bogus Basin is one of the closest day trips from Boise that you can take. This recreation area is perfect for anyone looking for some outdoor fun.

Bogus Basin Recreation Area

Craters of the Moon is home to one of the largest lava fields in the United States. This national monument resembles the surface of the moon.

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve

Ritter Island is one of my favorite hidden gems in southern Idaho. When you visit this vibrant oasis in the middle of farmland and farmland.

Thousand Springs State Park – Ritter Island

McCall is a fun lake town just a few hours north of Boise Idaho with a picture-perfect view of Payette Lake. 


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