After starting on a list of things we love about Boise, we quickly realized there is a lot to love. As we mentioned in our first article, we plan to spread the love over a few editions.
Bogus Basin Located sixteen very twisting and winding miles from Boise, it's hard not to love and appreciate Bogus Basin - even with the lack of snowfall as of late. Affordable ski passes, night skiing, close proximity, and tubing are a few of the many things to love about Bogus Basin. Bogus is also a great escape from the inversion to get a reliable source of vitamin D. In the summer months, locals can also get a reprieve from the heat and enjoy miles of singletrack for hiking, biking, frisbee golf, picnics, and live music at the lodge.
Boise River & Greenbelt These two lovely aspects about Boise could easily be lumped into their own categories, but since the greenbelt follows the river, we're putting them together. The Boise River Greenbelt is one of the most popular places for walkers, bikers, and runners. The 25-mile tree-lined path follows the Boise River through the heart of the city. Wonderful scenic views may be had as you pass through parks and along secluded areas of the river. The Boise River has long been a great escape for Treasure Valley residents as summertime temps in July and August heat things up. Whether it's floating the river, relaxing in the shade, or swimming, it's a great escape during warmer months.
Access to Public Land Boise's location along the edge of multiple national forests is an amazing opportunity for those who love outdoor recreation. Biking, running, kayaking, camping, hunting, fishing, on and on and on. Within 2-1/2 hours of downtown Boise you can be in the Sawtooth National Forest, Payette National Forest, or the Boise National forest with world-class whitewater rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, etc. As a matter of fact, 60% of the land in Idaho is public land. This is no secret to Idahoans, and it's something many of us treasure.
We covered some more great reasons to love Boise, stay tuned in future editions for even more!