Outdoors
in Boise, ID (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Boise National Forest

1249 S Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709   Directions

(208) 373-4100

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A hub for outdoor activities is Boise National Forest . The scenic park is home to steep mountains, speedy rivers and a dense forest that invites visitors to ride a bike on the bicycle path, rent a canoe or kayak, catch a fish, and eat out at the wooded picnic areas while watching wildlife.

Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712   Directions

(208) 343-8649

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Have a blooming good time exploring nature's most colorful attractions at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Meander through a colorful and fragrant living museum that's in bloom with an Herb Garden, Foothills Native Plant Garden, Children's Adventure Garden, Carnivorous Plant Collection, Mediterranean Garden, Summer Succulent Garden and more never-ending blooms than you can imagine.

Kathryn Albertson Park

1001 Americana Blvd
Boise, ID 83702   Directions

(208) 608-7600

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Songbirds sing at Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise. The 40-acre nature park was once a horse pasture that's been transformed into a wide-open range of tranquil ponds, trees and shrubs. Capital city nature enthusiasts and photographers head to this outdoor oasis to observe songbirds, waterfowl and native wildlife.

Makay Wilderness River Trips

1801 N 17th St
Boise, ID 83702   Directions

(208) 344-1881

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Wild recreation adventures await you at Makay Wilderness Trips. Get maximum outdoor thrills with a whitewater rafting trip on the scenic and wild Middle Fork of Salmon River or the Main Salmon River. Your guides have been riding these waters for over thirty years, so get ready for the water adventure of a lifetime.

Morrison Knudsen Nature Center

600 S Walnut St
Boise, ID 83712   Directions

(208) 334-2225

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It sure is fishy at the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center. The 4.6-acre wildlife center sits alongside the Boise River Greenbelt and offers a fish eyes view of Boise's stream environment. Popular inhabitants like great blue herons, quail, muskrats and mink will greet you on the outdoor nature walk.

Rocky Mountain River Tours

Boise, ID

(208) 345-2400

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Bring your sense of adventure to Rocky Mountain River Tours. White-water rafting down the beautiful Middle Fork of the Salmon River brings you up close to amazing birding and wildlife watching. Pack a snack and bring your camera to capture picture-perfect memories in the great outdoors. Remember to master the paddle to stay topside!