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Idaho Activities & Attractions

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Idaho - activities

Best Easy Day Hikes BoiseBest Easy Day Hikes Boise
by Natalie Bartley
March 2010, kindle edition, 96 pages
This book includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short and easy to follow.


Bill Mason's No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing in Idaho: Learn About Fly Fishing Idaho's Finest Rivers, Streams, Lakes and Reservoirs
by Bill Mason, David Banks (Editor)
April 1995, Paperback, (guidebook)

Boise State FootballBoise State Football: A Photographic History
November 2009, hardcover, 384 pages
Whitman Publishing has teamed up with Boise State University to compile a collection of vintage photographs, some dating all the way back to the first season in 1933 under coach Dusty Kline.

City of Rocks Idaho, 7th: A Climber's GuideCity of Rocks Idaho, 7th: A Climber's Guide
by Dave Bingham
This edition offers the most thorough and up to date information, maps and topos detailing over 750 high quality climbs. Also included are details on local amenities, camping, geology, biking, hiking and running trails, climbing lore, and other Idaho climbing spots to discover.

Craters of the Moon: A Guide to Craters of the Moon National MonumentCraters of the Moon: A Guide to Craters of the Moon National Monument
by Division of Publications National Park Service
Official National Park Handbook No 139. Part 1 introduces the park and recounts its early exploration. Part 2 explores how life has adapted to the park's volcanic landscape, and how people have perceived it. Part 3 presents concise travel guide and reference materials for touring the park and for camping.

Exploring Idaho's Mountains: A Guide for Climbers, Scramblers & Hikers
by Tom Lopez
July 1990, Mountaineers Book, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)

Fishing Idaho, An Angler's Guide
by Joe H. Evancho
January 1996, 1st edition, Paperback, 200 pages, (guidebook)

Fishing Idaho: An Angler's Guide, 2nd EditionFishing Idaho: An Angler's Guide, 2nd Edition
by Joe Evancho
December 2004, paperback, 260 pages
This editions contains the same, though updated, type of information, plus three additional chapters and new backcountry fly-in fishing information. With approximately 260 pages, the new chapters cover Native Lands, high mountain lakes and a thorough, albeit brief, section on fishing Yellowstone National Park.

Flyfisher's Guide to IdahoFlyfisher's Guide to Idaho
by Ken Retallic and Rocky Barker
August 2010, paperback, 496 pages
This guidebook covers major rivers, including Henry's Fork, Island Park Reservoir, Teton, South Fork of the Snake, Big Wood, Little Wood, Silver Creek, Salmon, Boise, Payette, Clearwater, St. Joe's, Lochsa and Selway. A detailed, easy to read text addresses popular gamefish with descriptions of each.

Hiker's GuideThe Hiker's Guide to Idaho's Sawtooth Country
by Scott Marchant
paperback, 232 pages

Discover 60 great walking adventures in the Sawtooth, White Cloud and Salmon River mountains surrounding the Stanley Basin. this guide has complete information on each hike including maps, GPS waypoints and level of difficulty. 

Hiking Hells Canyon & Idaho's Seven Devils MountainsHiking Hells Canyon & Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains (Regional Hiking Series)
by Fred Barstad

Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trail maps, and zero-impact camping tips.

The Idaho Paddler Whitewater GemsThe Idaho Paddler Whitewater Gems
by Sean Glaccum
May 2009
Paperback, 171 pages

A guide to 72 different whitewater runs in Idaho covering rivers, creeks and water falls, accompanied with a full page photo and directions. This book will get you the adventure you are looking for and get you there with the info to have a great time.

Idaho the Whitewater StateIdaho the Whitewater State
by Grant Amaral (Author), Laura Andrews (Editor, Illustrator), Doug Ammons (Designer, Editor), Mary Williams (Author)
The complete guidebook to the rivers of Idaho. Containing over 100 different runs, 100 maps, 16 color and 52 black and white photos, The Whitewater State is the best-selling Idaho guidebook.

Kath & Ron's Guide to Idaho Paddling: Flatwater & Easy Whitewater Trips
by Katherine Daly, Ron Watters
April 1999, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
Covers nearly 100 different river segments that can be done in an open canoe, but are also suitable for kayaks, inflatables and drift boats.

Mountain Biking Idaho
by Stephen Stuebner
August 1999, Paperback, 304 pages, (guidebook)
80 rides for mountain bikers of all abilities.

Paddling IdahoPaddling Idaho: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routs (Paddling Series)
by Greg Stahl
June 2016
Kindle & paperback

Find the best half and full day river trips in Idaho with detailed descriptions, photos, GPS coordinates, maps, level of difficulty and historical information.

Paddling the Payette
by Stephen Stuebner
May 1998, Paperback, 228 pages, (guidebook)
A comprehensive whitewater and canoeing guide to the Payette River system.

Rockhounding Idaho: A Guide to 99 of the State's Best Rockhounding SitesRockhounding Idaho: A Guide to 99 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
by Garret Romaine
This is the one must-have book for anyone interested in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils and gold in the Gem State. Over 200 pinpoint GPS coordinates in 99 collecting locales, covering widely known fee-dig operations, four-wheel-drive adventures into the deserts and long winding drives through the mountains.

Trails of Eastern Idaho
by Margaret Fuller, Jerry Painter
June 1998, Paperback, 207 pages, (guidebook)
102 hikes in the regions between Sun Valley and Hells Canyon.

Trails of the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains
by Margaret Fuller
June 1998, 3rd edition, Paperback, 236 pages, (guidebook)
A few miles north of Sun Valley, Idaho, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers hundreds of miles of hiking and riding among the majestic scenery of four mountain ranges. This guide provides detailed descriptions of 103 hikes with notes on 49 other trails.

Trails of Western Idaho
by Margaret Fuller
September 1992, 2nd edition, Paperback, 271 pages, (guidebook)
95 hikes in 19 mountain ranges and in the lava flows of the Snake River Plain.

Wingshooter's Guide to IdahoWingshooter's Guide to Idaho
by Ken Retallic and Rocky Barker
This new edition of Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho features updated information, including new hunting regulations and the Access Yes! program. Updated hub city information includes hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, sporting good stores, veterinarians, auto repair services, and much more.

Idaho - attractions

Country Roads of Idaho: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions
by Bill London
August 2000, 2nd edition, Paperback, (guidebook)

Idaho Byways: Adventure Roads from the Panhandle to Central Mountains, the Snake River
by Tony Huegel, Roger Plothow (Editor)
September 1996, Spiral edition, Paperback, (guidebook)
35 backcountry roads with detailed route descriptions, full-page maps and photographs. (Series aimed at owners of sport-utility vehicles.)

Roadside Geology of Idaho
by David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman
September 1989, Paperback, 403 pages, (guidebook)

Roadside History of Idaho
by Betty B. Derig
December 1996, Paperback, 480 pages, (guidebook)

Up River: Reflections of Hells CanyonUp River: Reflections of Hells Canyon
by Betsy McGreer
Journey into Hells Canyon with poet/photographer Betsy McGreer. Enjoy the four seasons-night & day-as never before. Their healing powers will touch your heart and soul as Betsy's words and images display Nature's strength and tranquility at Stoney Point Lodge, along the Snake River in Idaho. Includes over 50 full-color photographs of wonder and awe.

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