100+ amazing outdoor adventures

From epic hikes to some of the world's best rafting, any one of these trips promises the adventure of a lifetime

Explore Boise by bike

This city is made for cyclists, with its leafy streets, wildflower-lined trails, and cool high-desert air

Boise River Greenbelt
John Clark

Ride along the river

Stretching 29.7 miles along the beautiful Boise River waterfront, the Boise River Greenbelt offers pretty, mellow riding suitable for all setups. Challenge the kids to a trainingwheels trip to Lucky 13 ($; 3662 S. Eckert Rd., 6 flat miles from downtown; 208/344-6967) for pizza on the patio, or cruise about 5.5 miles farther to Lucky Peak Reservoir (cityofboise.org/parks)―and beyond, if you’re up for a climb.

Pull over for a play
Tucked into a nature preserve just off the Greenbelt bike path, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Elizabethan-style amphitheater is one of Boise’s cultural icons. This month, enjoy The Comedy of Errors or The Seagull before biking back as the sun goes down. Tickets from $18; 5657 Warm Springs Ave.; idahoshakespeare.org

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