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Garden Valley is nestled along the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway and is the perfect vacation/getaway destination for all seasons.  The Garden Valley area offers endless recreation or the ideal place to while away your cares surrounded with exceptional wildlife viewing and picturesque mountain scenery.


A sure cure for cabin fever, the Garden Valley snowmobile trail system encompasses several trailheads.  The unconfined setting makes cruising from Terrace Lakes to Smith’s Ferry the ultimate snowmobiling experience.  If you’re into downhill skiing, two awesome resorts, Brundage Mountain and Tamarack are just a short drive away.  Cross-country skiing and snow shoeing is accessed all over the area, from the groomed track at Terrace Lakes Resort to miles of backcountry available in the Forest Service system.  After your winter adventure, relax in one of the areas natural hot springs, one of the year-round geothermal swimming pools or your own private hot tub! 


Spring is the perfect time to relax and enjoy nature at its finest.  Hike, bike, walk or just stroll around and be the first to spot the newborn kit foxes or the colorful display of new spring bulbs.  Enjoy a round of golf on the beautiful 18-hole golf course at Terrace Lakes.  Fall is an ideal time for wildlife viewing along the South Fork of the Payette River, a migratory route for large herds of elk and deer.  Eagles, osprey, geese, fox, and black bear may also be seen along the banks of the river.  The area offers a variety of hunting, including elk, deer, and wild turkey.  Fall is the time for rodeo in Garden Valley, grab a seat and enjoy the calf-roping or barrel racing – better yet, bring your own horses for excellent opportunities, be it day rides or extended pack trips. (No horse rentals are currently available.)  Whether you’re an expert or beginner, enjoy biking on scenic and paved or graveled roads with moderate terrain or more challenging trails in the National Forest.


Situated between the Middle and South Forks of the Payette River, Garden Valley provides tons of water sport adventures.  The Middle Fork provides canoeing, gentle kayaking, tubing, fishing and swimming.  The South Fork is an advanced whitewater run for one, two or three days of excitement.  The paths that make snowmobilers and cross country skiers happy in the winter transform into ATV, mountain biking and hiking trails for a sightseer’s paradise.  Enjoy a warm evening under the stars at Garden Valley’s famous Starlight Mountain Theater providing Broadway’s best musicals from June thru September.

Idaho Cabin Keepers PO Box 762 Garden Valley, ID 83622 208-462-3451

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