Northern Idaho Vacation Packages

Wonders await in this scenic region known for exceptional outdoor pursuits. Lakes, mountains and rivers make this area one of nature’s best playgrounds.

Northern Idaho’s Panhandle area stretches from St. Maries north to the Canadian border, with outstanding natural features throughout the region. Bike, hike, ski, paddle and play in the small towns and forested countryside.

Enjoy a quiet bike ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a paved 75-mile (120-kilometer) route that was once a railroad line. Take a week to bike the very scenic International Selkirk Loop from Bonners Ferry into Canada and through eastern Washington. Enjoy motocross in summer and snowbiking in winter on some of the area’s mountains.

Hiking in the area offers mountaintop views and wildlife sightings. Follow the Mount Roothaan Trail to Chimney Rock high in the Selkirk Mountains. Hike or take the auto tour through the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, where you may see elk, moose and bald eagles.

High elevations and winter weather in this part of Idaho mean powder conditions. Ski and snowboard at Schweitzer, Silver or Lookout Pass. Venture into the backcountry to make first tracks and lasting memories. Cross-country ski and snowshoe at Priest Lake.

The region abounds with lakes, rivers and streams. Kayak, paddleboard, swim or fish in the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille and Lake Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy beginner to expert whitewater rafting in sections of the St. Maries River or cruise along St. Joe River.

Look for star garnets or silver nuggets left behind after 100 years of mining. Wallace and other area towns have preserved buildings and museums illustrating the region’s historic past. In addition, enjoy golf, breweries, casinos, wineries, theme parks, horseback riding and arts and theater.

Drive along scenic highways from Montana, Washington or British Columbia, Canada to reach the area. Alternatively, fly into Spokane International Airport or take Amtrak train service and rent a car. Plan a long vacation to relax and enjoy Northern Idaho’s exquisite attractions.

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