With fall break right around the corner, you are sure to be looking for things to do with your family on those days. Though you could find a babysitter and continue “business as normal,” we think these options will be better for your family bonding as well as your mental health. Getting out of the office and spending time with family has never been better!
Do we have your attention? Time to look at a few of the top things that you can do in Idaho with a family during this fall break. You’ll want to take everyone, maybe even the grandparents on these adventures.
Bike the Hiawatha Trail
What used to be an older scenic railway, this trail is now a biking path. First, you will need to get a Hiawatha Trail pass from Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area. Then, you can take the 15-mile trail through ten covered tunnels and seven canyon spanning tressels. Make sure to bring headlamps as the tunnels aren’t lit! This bitterroot Mountain trail will leave memories for a lifetime.
Become a Cowboy at Red Horse Mountain Ranch
If you want a western vacation, then look no further than Idaho’s Red Horse Mountain Ranch. At this location, your kids will be able to learn to kayak, shoot a bow and arrow, ride a horse, or rock climb at the kid's program. Feel free to join them on the fun or head on a hike while they are distracted.
Climb a Sand Mountain
At 470 feet in the air, the Bruneau Dunes State Park is home to the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America! The best part, you can climb it! At this part, you will also be able to stay the night at taking part in the Bruneau Dunes Observatory’s late-night stargazing program.
Take on Class III Rapids
If your family enjoys a bit of a thrill, then Idaho’s Lower Salmon River will be the perfect place to take a trip to over fall break. This Class II rapid has white water thrills with sands beaches and under-the-stars camping. If you go in the fall, you will need cold water supplies and a special guide. However, the trip can be made.
See the Whole World
If you want to see the world, take a chair lift to the top of 9,159 foot Bald Mountain in Sun Valley. From here, you will be able to see some of Idaho's tallest peaks. Once at the top, enjoy a snack, take some photos, and prepare for the hike down. At 4.5 miles, you’ll be able to see all types of plants and views as well! Be ready as going downhill for this long can be strenuous on the body if not ready.
Go to the Moon
If you’ve already seen all the world has to offer, why not take a trip to the moon? When you visit Craters of the Moon National Monument, you will feel like you’ve landed on the moon. This monument is a one-of-a-kind volcanic adventure. You’ll be able to see lava flows that are 15,000 to 2,000 years old. Adults and older children will even be able to explore underground so long as they have a pass and the right supplies! Remember, don’t touch the bats and bring first aid in case something happens.