In the foothills and mountains of the south rim of the Snake River Valley, south of Twin Falls, lie the Diamondfield Jack and Howell Canyon Snowplay areas.

The Diamondfield Jack area offers more than 200 miles of groomed and marked trails in 200-square miles of Sawtooth National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land. Both areas are easily accessible from Interstate 84 on Hwy. G3. Two 85-car plowed parking lots provide access and the forest service maintains a warming hut and heated rest rooms. The region surrounding Howell Canyon is similar to Diamondfield Jack and offers the same amenities. Contact the Twin Falls Ranger District for more information and maps.

Trip Itineraries

Ice Fishing: Hit Up Southern Idaho’s Hot Spots

When the leaves begin to drop, it’s time for late-season hunters and ice fishing enthusiasts to gear up and head out. The Magic Valley is one of the state’s best areas for ice fishing — the long winters here freeze great spots such as Magic Valley Reservoir, Lake Walcott, and Lower Goose Creek Reservoir.

On the Hunt in Southern Idaho

Southern Idaho is a bonanza for hunters. Whether you’re on the hunt for pheasants at a private ranch or plotting your deer strategy in Unit 54, you’ll find ample hunting opportunities. Fans of elusive game, like mountain lions and wolves, can hunt their prey on vast late-season grounds in the Albion Mountains and the South Hills.

Head Into the Great Indoors for Cold-Weather Fun

Southern Idaho is full of beautiful landscapes and year-round outdoor activities, but when the weather gets really nasty it’s nice to have an indoor plan. These favorites offer tons of fun for everyone from kids to seniors.

Keep Cabin Fever at Bay All Winter Long

Does the prospect of another winter of smog and slushy snow have you down? Head to Southern Idaho! Winter is ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Hagerman

Life in Hagerman is built around the water. The Snake River flows to its west, hot springs gurgle up from ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Albion

Albion may be a tiny town — fewer than 300 people reside there — but it’s a great place to ...

Thousand Springs Festival for the Arts

Great entertainment for the whole family at scenic Ritter Island More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the Thousand ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Burley

This charming small town is big on outdoor activities — everything from river boating and bass fishing to some of ...

Make It an Epic Autumn

Orchards ripe with fruit, sunny rounds of golf, the latest vintage — Southern Idaho is bursting with delights during autumn. There’s so much to take in that we’ve developed a best-of-the-best list to use as your guide to fall fun.

Fore! Through Fall at Southern Idaho Golf Courses

Other courses throughout the state may be winding down their seasons, but in Southern Idaho fun on the links lasts well into autumn. Average temperatures in September remain in the high 70s before dropping to the pleasant mid-60s in October and brisk high 40s in November. Autumn golfing in Southern Idaho is perfect for players: Wide-open skies and very little rain.