Gateway to the Sawtooth Wilderness – Atlanta, Idaho

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Gateway to the Sawtooth Wilderness – Atlanta, Idaho

If you are interested in some truly outdoor activities in the beauty of the mountains of Idaho then you well may want to start in Atlanta.  This gateway to the Sawtooth Wilderness will provide you the opportunity to go hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, ATVing, back country exploring, camping and some of the best wildlife photography you will find anyplace.  Are you interested in back country aviation or geocaching?  If so these await your visit too.

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Balance Rock – Buhl, Idaho

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Balance Rock – Buhl, Idaho

Sometimes you are aware of something but don’t really think it is worth taking the time to go see.  Balance Rock is probably one of these places, you’ve heard of it, seen it on a postcard or on TV but never thought it was such a big deal that you would want to take the time to drive out and see it.  You would be amazed at how beautiful the whole experience will be.

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Bogus Basin Mountain Biking and Skiing – Boise, Idaho

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Bogus Basin Mountain Biking – Boise, Idaho

Grab your mountain bike and travel the trail from the Nordic Center parking lot area down through a loop in the Boise National Forest as well as the Shafer Butte Picnic Area up past he Mores Mountain interpretive trail.  It is an easy ride for beginners and yet beautiful for even those that are experienced riders.

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The Basque Museum & Cultural Center – Boise, Idaho

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The Basque Museum & Cultural Center – Boise, Idaho

The Center was established in 1985 as a small museum in the historic Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House at 607 Grove Street.   The Center affords people the opportunity to learn about the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas.  The Basques originate from an area around the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and straddles parts of north-central Spain and south-western France.

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Adventurist Air Hot Air Ballooning – Lewiston, Idaho

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Adventurist Air Balloon Voyages provides approximately 1 hour long hot air balloon flights in the Lewis and Clark Valley of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington. Flights are generally within 2 ½ hours after sunrise, and within 2 ½ hours preceding the sunset. Many of the fortunate few who have been lucky enough to experience a hot air balloon flight say it’s the closest thing on earth to a Magic Carpet Ride as you quietly and gently drift with the winds—an aerial adventure impossible to achieve in a noisy and intrusive helicopter or airplane.

As the Lewis and Clark Valley is one of the outdoor adventure capitals of the United States, we are truly proud to offer the most unique adventure experience in the Inland Northwest!

Preflight

We welcome you to our pre-dawn/dusk launch prep location with a Continental Breakfast of Coffee and fresh pastries. After a brief pilot orientation you are taken to our launch site.

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3 Horse Ranch Vineyards – Eagle, Idaho

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3 Horse Ranch Vineyards – Eagle, Idaho

This vineyard practices hand pruning and individual training of each plant along with hand picked fruit at harvest to ensure that the grapes are developed to their greatest potential.  The utilize environmentally sustainable farming practices so they have organic wines that are not only delightful to taste but also are a great way to preserve the land for future generations.

In 2003, Gary and Martha Cunningham broke ground and planted the historic Vitis Vinifera rootstock.  Some of this rootstock traces its heritage to the 17th century Côtes du Rhône wine region in the southern Rhone Valley of France.

In order to produce great wine, there has to be a Winemaker that has not only the passion for the process but also the knowledge and touch that is the quality of a great winemaker.  Greg Koerig has all of these traits.  He spent three years in his father’s hometown of Lustenau, Austria and a year in Italy learning the skills necessary to become the winemaker he is today.  Not only does he produce great wine but he has a passion to preserve the land which makes it a perfect match for this vineyard and it’s owners.

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Ste. Chapelle Winery – Caldwell, Idaho

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Ste. Chapelle Winery – Caldwell, Idaho

AN IDAHO TRADITION Capturing the Unique Character of Every Vintage…our goal at Ste. Chapelle is to capture the unique character of every vintage.

The winery is situated on top of Winery Hill.  It overlooks thousands of acres of fertile orchards and farmlands in Southwestern Idaho known as Sunny Slope, the the Snake River winding through the valley below. 

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Historic Idaho City, Idaho

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Historic Idaho City, Idaho

When you are looking at towns that truly capture the essence of the old west and the gold mine era then you will want to visit the little town of Idaho City in the central area of the state.  Gold was discovered on Grimes Creek in 1862 and that began the stampede of gold miners to the Boise Basin.  The basin was one of the major discoveries of the gold rush so it brought people from all over to come and seek their fortunes.  Although most of the old mine towns have died off after the gold ran out, Idaho City continues to exist and offer a chance to stroll through the town and see the history that remains.  Many of the communities that sprung up during the gold mine time just fell to ruin and are forgotten, not Idaho City!

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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area – Grangeville, Lewiston, McCall, Council and Cambridge Area – Idaho

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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area – Grangeville, Lewiston, McCall, Council and Cambridge Area – Idaho

This park was established as a National recreation area in 1975 including 215,000 acres of wilderness for you to enjoy.  There are three rivers which are designated Wild and Scenic in this fabulously beautiful area.  They are the Snake, Imnaha and Rapid.  With nearly 900 miles of trails available you can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or sightseeing in this truly natural beauty.  There are also camping and picnicking sites available; in fact, there are 36 sites with varying levels of development on both the Oregon side and the Idaho side.

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Visit the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, Idaho

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Eastern Idaho State Fair.jpgVisit the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, Idaho

The origin of the Eastern Idaho State Fair goes back to 1902 when some cattleman who were interested in running a livestock show.  They bought land and the original fair was begun.  It ran until 1918 when they ran out of money to support it.  They discontinued the festival at that time.  Then in 1920 county leaders, on the urging of the Farm Bureau, bought the land the original festival (fair) had been on and reopened the fair.  At that time it was called the Eastern Idaho Fair District.  The first event was held on September 1, 1925.  In March of 1939, it was learned that the Utah State Fair had changed its dates

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