12 Best Small Towns in Idaho for Outdoor Adventure


Explore Idaho's top 12 small towns for outdoor adventure, uncovering scenic landscapes and exciting activities in these hidden gems of the Gem State.

Hailey is a gateway to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, offering hiking and biking trails.



Lava Hot Springs features natural hot springs and outdoor activities along the Portneuf River.

Lava Hot Springs


Sun Valley is an iconic destination for skiing, hiking, and luxury accommodations.

Sun Valley


Idaho City offers gold rush history and nearby outdoor trails for hiking and ATV riding.

Idaho City


Wallace is a historic mining town with trails for hiking, biking, and winter sports.



Sandpoint boasts Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Mountain for skiing and water sports.



Ketchum is famous for Sun Valley Resort, skiing, and outdoor festivals.



Driggs offers access to Grand Targhee Resort and Teton Valley adventures.



Salmon is a gateway to the Salmon River, perfect for rafting and fishing enthusiasts.



McCall is a year-round adventure hub with skiing, lake activities, and charming downtown.



Stanley sits amidst the Sawtooth Mountains, known for hiking and hot springs.



Nestled by Payette Lake, Cascade offers boating, fishing, and scenic hikes.



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