13. Visit This Idaho Ranch
Drive Time 39 Mins
We love visiting and staying at the Granite Creek Ranch near Idaho Falls! If you don’t want to spend the night in one of their amazing cabins, you can just take the day and book a horseback ride. The trail will take you up to the top of a mountain with views of the Grand Teton Mountains.
Additional Info- The Idaho Ranch Getaway That Needs To Be On Your Bucket List
14. Floating The River
Drive Time 30 Mins- 2 Hrs
A popular warm-weather activity in Idaho is floating the local rivers! Be sure to check the conditions of the river before going and ensure that you wear a life jacket. Some of the best rivers to float include-
- Lava hot spring river
- Snake river
- Warm River
- Monkey Rock
- Warm Slough
- Henrys Fork
15. Visit Bear World or Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Drive Time 34 Mins to 1 Hr 54 Min
You don’t have to drive all the way to Yellowstone if you want to see wildlife. Sitting about a half hour from Idaho Falls is Bear World. For an entry fee, you can take a drive through the park that housing several different types of animals.
Also included with your admission is a petting zoo along with a small amusement park. If you have a family, you can easily spend a day here enjoying all they have to offer. The Wolf Discover Center can be found in West Yellowstone.
16. Gone Fishin’
Drive Time 20 Min to 2 Hrs
Nothing completes a good summer like a fishing trip!. You’ll find world class fishing in Eastern Idaho but there are also local, kid-friendly options too. Make sure to pick a fishing license before you go. Some of the best places to go fishing near Idaho Falls include-
- Roberts Gravel Pond
- Ryder Park Pond
- Henry’s Fork of the Snake River
- Becker Pond
Day Trips From Idaho Falls In The Winter
Just because the weather is a bit colder doesn’t mean that there are not things to near Idaho Falls during winter! Here are some of the top suggestions of what to do near Idaho Falls in the winter.
17. Targhee and Kellys Canyon
Drive Time 39 Min- 1 Hr 34 Mins
Grand Targhee and Kellys Canyon are the two best places to go skiing and snowboarding during the winter! Kellys canyon is closer to Idaho Falls while Grand Targhee provides a bit of a challenge for the more advance snowboarder/skier.
18. Day Trip From Idaho Falls to Jackson Hole
Drive Time 1 Hr 50 Min
Jackson Hole is magical during the winter time. Some of the best things to do in Jackson Hole during the winter include taking a tram ride on “Big Red”, enjoying a sleigh ride through an elk refugee, ice skating in the town center, and enjoying all the strung lights downtown. Don’t miss this hidden hot spring if you are visiting Jackson Hole!
Must-Read Article- Top 10 Things To Do In Jackson Hole In Winter [The Non-Skiers Guide]
19. Rent a Snowmobile & Hit The Trails
Drive Time 30 Min-2 Hrs
Idaho Falls during winter is the perfect time and place to take a snowy backroad through the mountains or forest. The top places to snowmobile that are close to Idaho Falls would be Ashton, Island Park, Lava Hot Springs, Mink Creek, and even Alpine Wyoming.
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