Outdoor Activities

River Rafting, Tubing, Hot Springs, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Zip Line and Sleigh Rides

Tamarack Resort

Tamarack Resort

Ski & Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Location: 311 Village Dr, Donnelly, ID 83615-5014
Phone: 208-325-1000
Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides

Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides

Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides is a chance to view Rocky Mountain Elk and other wildlife in Long Valley by Gold Fork River located near Donnelly and the Tamarack Ski Resort and Recreational Area in the heart of the mountains of central Idaho. The experience is like no other. The setting is rustic---we ride a horse drawn sleigh to feed the elk and move amongst them. Offering an old-fashioned, unique, and intimate interaction viewing a wild population of elk.
Location: Gold Fork River, Donnelly, ID
Phone: 208-325-8783
Snowbank Mountain

Snowbank Mountain

Snowbank Mountain is a large twin-summited mountain in the West Mountains of Idaho. At 8322 ft. it is also the highest in the range. Its two summits house a radar facility operated by the FAA. Because of that, there is an excellently maintained road all the way to the top of both summits. The road is in such good shape that passenger cars can easily make it to the top of the mountain. Even though not incredibly high for an Idaho Mountain, Snowbank still manages to come in #29 on the Idaho prominence list with 3080 ft. of elevation gain from valley to summit! This alone makes it a worthy goal!
Biking the Area

Biking the Area

Sunset Magazine identified Southwest Idaho as having some of the West`s best and least crowded biking trails. While one could certainly consider the entire heartland to be a biking paradise, Cascade, in particular, offers up some spectacular opportunities. Looking to take your cycling skills to the next level? Then the 4 Summit Challenge me be just the thing for you. From the extremist to the family-oriented, this ride has appeal for all cyclists. Covering two mountain paths and passing along Warm Lake, this challenging course will take you across a variety of stunning areas located right here in Cascade Valley`s mountain range. For those looking for a more low key, leisurely ride, there is the Family Fun Ride available which spans a comfortable 8.2 miles.
Location: Cascade, Idaho
Boating and Sailing

Boating and Sailing

The majority of local water sports take place on Lake Cascade. Boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are very popular. Several regattas are held during the summer and there are excellent facilities for launching and docking your boat with ramps, handling docks, and a life jacket loaner station Lake Cascade and Warm Lake, two of the most scenic lakes in Idaho are just 25 miles apart providing options that offer the best of both worlds.
Location: Cascade, Idaho
Fishing

Fishing

When you`re looking to fish, there are at least five large lakes or reservoirs, five rivers and countless small mountain lakes and streams to choose from in the Lake Cascade Recreation Area. Depending on the season, you can fish for trout, bass, salmon, steelhead, catfish or perch. Fly fishing is also very popular within the area. Fishing is even popular during the winter months when Lake Cascade is frozen over. The lake is one of the most popular locations in the state for ice fishing and hosts several tournaments.
Location: Cascade, Idaho
Hiking the Area

Hiking the Area

The Frank Church Wilderness Area, just east of Cascade, is the largest roadless wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Flying is a great way to see some of it. There are many backcountry airstrips to get into remote areas, including several privately owned fly-in lodges with full amenities and guide services. At the airport in Cascade you can charter a plane for a scenic ride or to access the backcountry and hike from there. GO PREPARED! The success or failure of any outing depends entirely on whether you and your equipment are properly prepared. Mountain weather can be unpredictable even in what seems to be the most ideal of conditions. It is a good idea to talk to local Forest Rangers to be advised of current conditions and other circumstances. A Forest Service Ranger Station is located on the north end of the city of Cascade. It should be noted that, while most of the trails outside of wilderness areas are open to either hiking or mountain biking, the wilderness trails are limited to hiking.
Location: 311 Village Dr, Tamarack, ID 83615
Phone: (208) 325-4653
Relax in natural hot springs.

Relax in natural hot springs.

Hot springs are dotted throughout the Lake Cascade Recreation Area, both developed and natural. Some of the easier ones to find include Gold Fork Hot Springs, Trail Creek Hot Spring, Molly`s Tubs, Molly`s Hot Spring, Vulcan Hot Springs, Penny Hot Springs and Sixteen Mile Hot Springs. With so many options available you are bound to find the hot springs that meets your desires. There are guidebooks available to help you find many more of the natural sites and the National Forest Ranger Stations can also help guide you in your voyage of discovery.
Location: Cascade, Idaho