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Best 19 Day Trips From Idaho Falls [Summer + Winter Ideas]

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Continuing on with the best day trips from Idaho Falls!

7. Kick it at a Eastern Idaho Lake

Drive Time 20 Min- 2 Hrs

Nothing better than soaking in some rays and then cooling off in a lake during the summertime. Pack a picnic and this day trip from Idaho Falls will be one that you do over and over again.

Some of the best lakes in Eastern Idaho include-

  • Packsaddle
  • Rigby lake
  • Ririe reservoir
  • Blacktail lake
Here are the best day trips from Idaho Falls! All of these can be reached anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours! Includes ideas for summer and winter!
Photo Courtesy: RexburgOnline.com

8. Day Trip to Swan Valley

Drive Time 48 Mins

Ever heard about the square ice cream in Idaho? That was one of the very first things I learned about after moving to Idaho Falls and folks, the ice cream lives up to hype!

Not only can you find this square ice cream in Swan Valley, but you’ll find an awesome fishing scene, a great waterfall, and plenty of hiking trails.

Here are the best day trips from Idaho Falls! All of these can be reached anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours! Includes ideas for summer and winter!

Additional Information- Top Things To Do In Swan Valley Idaho

9. Craters of the moon

Drive Time 1 Hr 36 Min

This otherworldly spot near Idaho Falls is a must-see. You can hike to the top of an inferno cone, check out caves, and take a 7-stop scenic drive.

Most people that have lived in Idaho for awhile know about Craters of the Moon. But did you know that there is a hidden hot spring near Craters of the Moon?

Read This Next- Craters Of The Moon Idaho [Complete Guide ]

Here are the best day trips from Idaho Falls! All of these can be reached anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours! Includes ideas for summer and winter!
Photo Courtesy of Visit Idaho

10. Sand Dunes

Drive Time 48 Mins

St. Anthony Sand Dunes is just under an hour drive from Idaho Falls and offers a great place to have a bonfire, go dirt biking, or even sledding down the sand mountains! This is a popular date activity near Idaho Falls and Rexburg.

Here are the best day trips from Idaho Falls! All of these can be reached anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours! Includes ideas for summer and winter!

11. Fall Creek Falls

Drive Time 48 Mins

Fall Creek Falls has to be my favorite waterfall in Eastern Idaho! Located near Swan Valley, this waterfall is a short walk away from the edge of a road. Most people will come to just see it. But you can also climb down and actually cool off in the waterfall.

Another option is boating the river in order to get to the base of it! Check out how to get here by clicking the link below.

Additional Reading- How To Find Fall Creek Falls Idaho- Best Waterfall in Eastern Idaho

12. Darby Wind Caves

Drive Time 1 Hr 25 Min

The last on our list of day trips from Idaho Falls is a great trail! The hike to the Darby Wind Caves is about 5 miles long, but worth it.

For the most part, when you reach the cave, you’ll find that it is pretty open. You’ll find however, there are a few parts that you’ll have to squeeze through.

If you make it to the top of the trail, you’ll find a very cold waterfall that you’re welcome to cool off in.

Here are the best day trips from Idaho Falls! All of these can be reached anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours! Includes ideas for summer and winter!
Photo Credit- Flickr

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