Day Trip


Day Trip Trips

Boise Butterfly Count

Join us in the annual Butterfly Count, held across the country around the 4th of July.

We'll rendezvous in Boise to arrange carpools. Then we visit five different sites at higher and higher elevations. This is an all-day event; the count usually ends around 6 pm high in the Boise Foothills.

Based on past years, we typically see about 40-45 butterfly species over the course of the day (that's nearly one third of the butterfly species found in Idaho).

Help us Sign Park n' Ski Trails

Snowmobiles have been mistakenly using Idaho City Park n' Ski Trails. Idaho Parks and Rec asked IMR to help by posting No Snowmobile signs to remind operators of wintertime motorized travel restrictions.

We will be breaking trail for several miles with about 300 feet of cumulative elevation gain. Participants must bring wider track cross country skis (not narrow skis or racing skis) or backcountry touring skis, waxable or waxless. Bring a winter day pack, 10 essentials plus extra clothes, gaiters, and insulated water bottles.

Seeking Gluttons for Punishment

Join us in a semi-exploratory ski tour in the Boise Mountains near Idaho City. We will be breaking trail on old logging roads and through the forest, up to about 10 miles round trip with about 1,700 foot cumulative elevation gain. This tour is not part of the Idaho City Park-n-Ski system and passes are not needed.

Ski conditions should be good with ankle-deep powder on a firm base. Nonetheless, this will be a strenuous tour.

NF Payette Float

Join us for one of our favorite fall swift water floats, the North Fork of the Payette River between McCall and Cascade. We'll drive up from Boise early in the morning, leave a vehicle at the take out, drive to the put in (accessible to higher clearance cars) and launch. Participants must be able to avoid river bank snags, make fast turns, and ferry. The float is about 10 miles and will take 4 to 6 hours depending on the group. Small craft - inflatable kayaks, canoes - are appropriate. Be prepared for chilly morning temperatures. No dogs, please.

Butterfly Count

This year's Boise Front 4th of July Butterfly Count will be held on Sunday, July 8th. Weather permitting it will be an all-day affair. We'd love to have you join us.

We will meet in the parking lot of the 17th and State Marketplace on the corner of – you guessed it – 17th and State Street (across the street from the Albertsons parking lot at 16th and State).