Sprawled out comfortably between a park-framed stretch of the Boise River and the rolling Boise Mountains, the city of Boise is outdoors oriented as befits its location but also a regional cultural center.
Part of the West Bonners Ferry trail system. Parker Ridge offers one of the toughest and most scenic hikes in the Selkirks. The easiest approach is via Trail 13 from Trout Creek. After climbing over Pyramid Pass Trail 13 junctions with Trail 221 which ascends to Parker Ridge. Once on the ridge Trail 221 accesses Long Mountain and Parker lakes. Parker Peak, midway down the ridge, affords the kind of views expected from the highest peak in the U.S. Selkirks. Hikers can either return to the Trout Creek trailhead or continue down the trail to the Kootenai Valley. (The only water source between Parker Lake and the K.V. is a small spring off a switchback approximately 5 miles from the valley bottom.) Trail 221 is also part of the Long Canyon - Parker Ridge loop, the longest uninterupted trail system on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District.
Map + Directions
US 95 north to Copeland. From Copeland cross the Kootenai Valley to Road 417 (Westside Road) and continue north to Parker Creek. Or see access to Trail 13. Parking limited along Road 417 at trailhead; See Trail 13 Restrictions.
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Bear Lake Northern Utah
Northern UtahBear Lake Valley lies on the border of Utah and Idaho, and is home to the "Caribbean of the Rockies", or Bear Lake. Visitors can enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the entire year. Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested!You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
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Idaho High Country
Southeast IdahoBear Lake and Lava Hot Spring are found in Southeast Idaho, both exciting destinations for travelers from all over. Bear Lake is often called the "Caribbean of the Rockies" due to its vibrant blue color. Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested!You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
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Box Elder County
Northern UtahBox Elder County is known as a land of contrasts. Visit the the quaint and beautiful town of Brigham City, or get outside and experience any number of outdoor activities within scenic Box Elder County. Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested!You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Southeast IdahoChallenging rock-climbing, world-class mountain bike trails, disc golf courses and an active Greenway are some of the outdoor offerings right in Pocatello. Learn to squeegee at the world’s only Museum of Clean, stand in awe of saber tooth cats and giant bison at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, float the lazy river at the aquatic center, shop charming Old Town, or see Grizzlies and the animals of Yellowstone up-close at the Pocatello Zoo. Between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park on I-15, it’s an ideal place to spend the night. Visit Pocatello for fantastic dining, attractions, events and lodging. Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested!You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
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