Classic Old West meets stunning scenery in Idaho City, surrounded by the beautiful Boise National Forest, it was once the biggest gold strike city in the Northwest. This rich heritage is evident as visitors stroll the city streets. Idaho City is also perfect for outdoor activities, with breathtaking natural beauty, numerous mountain trails, creeks, and rivers.
Start your visit by dropping into the The Idaho City Visitor Center and plan a day out exploring all Idaho City has to offer. With plenty of museums and attractions, the best way to see it all is on a historic walking tour, where visitors can take in the Boise Basin Museum, the Pon Yam Museum, and Cultural Center, plus the Pioneer Cemetery. The real charm of this Western city is in the atmosphere that echoes the gold mining and logging days. The wooden sidewalks and traditional store fronts are reminders of the past, and over at the Boise Basin Mining District, devote some time to stepping back in time and see how people used to live in these preserved buildings.
There are plenty of hiking trails around the city, suitable for a range of abilities. In the Boise National Forest, Crooked River Trail is popular, while hunting and fishing are also common in the lakes and marinas around the city -- particularly for trout, bass and, catfish.
Visit in fall for the beautiful foliage that make any hike in Idaho City extra special.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Idaho City. The warmest months in Idaho City are June and May, when temperatures reach 104 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -11 ˚F. The wettest month in Idaho City is January with 2.96 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.01 inches of rain.