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Moondipper Natural Hot Springs (Dash #1 - Crouch)

Get ready for a trek geared towards all ages to the tune of 4.7 +/- miles round trip (with river crossings) surrounded by magnificent scenery, including groves of pine trees and tall grass-covered rolling hills dotted with wildflowers, various area creeks, and remarkable wildlife. The trail boasts an adjacent horse trail that does not require the river crossing, though it boasts steep ascents and descents. Part of the journey might include trekking further along the route to reveal more hot spring options that await! Release the mental pressure of traveling through city traffic, noise pollution, and the constant buzz of city living and escape to Moon Dipper. Natural Hot springs offer a relaxing…

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There are a couple of elements that characterize Idaho's capital city of Boise. To begin, the state's capital draws much attention to the area though most folks are surprised at how much the area has to offer that is not widely known or talked about. Adventurers would have to invest a great deal of time and energy exploring the city to truly sort out what it means to call Boise home and why so many folks choose to move to the area and visit when that option is not a possibility. A better way of understanding Boise starts outdoors with droves of opportunities waiting to keep visitors and residents alike enjoying the time spent here. In the event that visitors begin to dig in and get out to explore the city and its residents, do a few activities, and…

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Known as the City of Trees, Boise's convenient access to outdoor attractions and thriving economy draw visitors from in and around the area to enjoy the beautiful scenery and downtown amenities. While many folks may choose to spend their time at the same local hotspots, Boise has much more to offer and makes every day an opportunity for experiencing some of the best this area offers, most especially with the recent boom of newcomers and new Boise based businesses. Live like a local, enjoy area events, outdoor destinations, and discover why Boise is the ideal place to call home.

Hidden among a sea of trees and endless miles of untouched wilderness, Boise boasts the ideal balance between city living and access to the great outdoors. Boise is full…

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The start to the new year begins with endless indoor and outdoor activity opportunities waiting to be discovered within the Greater Treasure Valley. 


The Boise Foothills - Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center

3188 Sunset Peak Road

Boise, ID 83702

The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center offers a building with exhibits centered around learning about the surrounding areas natural resources, science, as well as the local cultural and ecological heritage. The center is open Monday thru Friday 9am - 3pm and boasts two classrooms for educational programs, with outdoor opportunities from sunrise to sunset including a native plant garden, self guided trail with interpretive signage, as well as designated areas ideal for taking a midday break…

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Rock climbing

My life isn't ordinary because I don't live in an ordinary place. I toss my gear into the hatchback and jump into the seat, ready to take on the challenges of the cliff face just above Boise, Idaho. I've been hooked to the natural terrain the Boise Valley offers ever since my first climb here, over two years ago. As I drive along the winding, scenic pathway up to the Lucky Peak Reservoir towards my favorite spot, the Black Cliffs, my heart races with anticipation.

I remind myself again to thank the Boise Idaho native, who convinced me that the best place to get my excess energy out was right there at home with him, the region's headquarters for all things recreational. It is available for all in some way or another.  It's thick in the air. It…

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Quality of life is everything. If you want to find it, move to Idaho. Arguably, Idaho boasts superiority over other states on a multitude of levels, everything from a lower cost of living to lower crime rates to awe inspiring beauty. And not to mention Idaho's best kept secrets. There is culture here. There is diversity. There are things to do. There are opportunities. Idaho is largely undiscovered with a land area of over 83,000 miles and a population of 1.47 million people. Do you want to uncover what others haven't? The journey begins with Idaho's aesthetic beauty. It's not just a desert. In fact, with more river miles than any of the lower 48, you won't believe it's a desert.  All can participate in some way in Idaho's wide ranging activities.

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The vividly colorful landscapes of the fall season make for a spectacular time of year to take advantage of getting outdoors and to explore or perhaps enjoy past time favorites and some seasonally preferred activities of choice. The Fall Season weather is mild and the seasonal colors create a lovely presentation throughout the city of Boise and flow generously up into the Boise Foothills and Boise Mountain Range. Autumn in Boise has a way of inspiring seasonally unique specialty dishes and fall food favorites, create the backdrop for cooler weather adventures, and is an excellent time for discovering a cozy fireside retreat and taking to Idaho's backcountry for exploring before winter arrives. These are simply a few of Idaho's Fall activities in and…

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Aside from the Boise River and the Boise River Greenbelt, there is a treasure that the Ridge to Rivers Partnership bestows area residents and visitors alike. The Ridge to Rivers Partnership consists of the City of Boise, Ada County, and the Bureau of Land Management Four Rivers Field Office, Boise National Forest, and the Department of Idaho Fish and Game collectively with the goal of preserving and necessary maintenance of the trails. The Ridge to River Trail System could easily be described as the epitome of opportunity for area exploration within the Boise Foothills region. As adventurers tour the trails, it becomes valuable to reserve time to pause and marvel at the gorgeous mountain views and truly stunning scenery as the trails meander across…

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Idaho winters may be a bit cold for some. Despite a season of wintry white snow, one of the many reasons why Boise is such a great place to call home is the four seasons it experiences. These distinct four seasons delightfully complement an array of year-round outdoor activity opportunities from snowy slopes to summer splashes; the Gem State has a splendid way of balancing the vast myriad of open-air recreational possibilities that arise from all four seasons. So the snow has past and its warming up outside and now is a great time to start considering how you want to enjoy your summer months. You may consider planning ahead and be prepared for the hot summer days in the Boise area, as there are so many different fun and relaxing things to do to help…

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         The city of Boise tops the charts when it comes to desirability with strengths ranging from affordable housing, cost of living, quality of life, as well as a balanced array of recreational activity opportunities. One local attraction, in particular, begs the attention of all Boise residents and visitors alike. The Boise River Greenbelt is an ideal destination for all to enjoy, with over 25 miles of a pathway that meanders graciously through the heart of the city and is nestled alongside the beautiful Boise River waters. Stretching from the city of Boise across to portions of the neighboring Garden City and then making its way over to the city of Eagle, the Boise River Greenbelt sits as the center attraction to several cities. The…

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