If you’re anything like us, then you probably have a long list of sights you’d like to see “when you have the time.” This weekend, why not take the initiative and set out on a road trip to remember? From wildlife canyons, to the sprawling Sawtooth Mountains, to upscale bistros for unwinding after a long trip, exploring Idaho is a real treat. Take the following route for your roadmap to the perfect fall road trip in Idaho.
Whether you’re an Idaho native or traveling to see the sights, Boise is one of the easiest places to begin any road trip. Start your weekend off right with a cup of brew from Slow by Slow, one of the best craft coffee bars in the city.
Next up, take a scenic drive through the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Feel the immense power of the Idaho mountains as you drive through along the canyon route. Keep an eye out for herds of elk, mule deer, chukars, wild turkeys, and more.
Papa Brunee’s offers some of the best pizza, calzones, and sandwiches in Stanley, Idaho. It’s a rustic joint focused on good food, good company, and great service.
Take the early afternoon to enjoy the fall weather on a nice, relaxing hike along the Redfish Trailhead through the Sawtooth Mountains. Choose between trails with waterfalls, carved canyons, a pristine lake, and more. The trail can get busy, so expect some slight congestion.
Drive south to Bulh, Idaho and spend the late afternoon picking apples at Kelley’s Canyon Orchard. Enjoy Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Granny Smith, and Rome apples throughout September and October.
The largest outdoor attraction in Southern Idaho, the Haunted Swamp in Twin Falls will haunt your memory for years to come. Spend the evening scaring up a good time before retiring for a few drinks on the town.
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Elevation 486 is an upscale bar and bistro, serving amazing steak, prime rib, pork chops, and more. After a long day on the road, why not indulge in a delicious dinner and fantastic cocktails?
The Fillmore Inn in Twin Falls, Idaho, is a classic brick Tudor style bed and breakfast. The inn is decorated in period antiques, and provides a romantic place to rest.
The Fillmore Inn has breakfast, but if you’re looking for an authentic Idaho experience, you could do no better than Norm’s Café. Stop by before heading back on the road for large portions of delicious, American breakfast in an old-fashioned diner setting.
Finish the weekend by driving through the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway. The Byway boasts “a rich tapestry of places, people, and scenic lands that encompasses the rich history and tradition of Idaho.”