March is a great time to visit Southern Idaho. The sun begins to shine and all the snow melts away. Weather is beautiful in the Magic Valley and usually can range from the 40’s to 60’s. There are hikes to be had and memories to create. Plus, if you want, you can still enjoy the snow up in the mountains! Travel along with our March Adventure Itinerary to get outside this season.
What to do in March in Southern Idaho:
- Kayak in the Snake River
- Soak in Idaho Hot Springs
- Explore the Thousand Springs State Parks
- Shop & Dine Downtown Twin Falls
- Go Spring Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Hiking
Hagerman has incredible, sunny weather in March. Get out on the Snake River and enjoy it! Rent kayaks from Banbury Hot Springs, bring your own, or stay at an accommodation that has kayak rentals! 1,000 Springs Resort, Billingsley Creek, and a couple of nearby Airbnb’s offer kayak rentals, and even jet ski rentals! The Hagerman Stretch of the Snake River is incredible. Find many areas with blue water, waterfalls, and just a nice calm river to paddle on.
Thousand Springs State Parks
The Thousand Spring State Park units are amazing to explore in March. The vibrant blue water shines with the spring sun. There are many different units to explore including Box Canyon, Billingsley Creek, Malad Gorge and more. Visiting all of the parks can be done in a couple of days, and one park entrance fee of $7.00 will get you into all of them. We recommend beginning at Malad Gorge, then visit Hagerman, and continuing on to see the other parks. Stopping in Hagerman at the Thousand Springs Visitor Center (opening summer 2022) will assist you with directions and information on visiting the parks.
Twin Falls, Idaho
Enjoy beautiful weather in Twin Falls as well! Zip lining tours start up again in March with AWOL Adventure Sports at Centennial Waterfront Park. Book your tour at their website to soar the Snake River Canyon with views of the Perrine Bridge and Perrine Coulee waterfall. If the weather is nice kayaks and paddle boards are also available for rent with AWOL Adventure Sports. Nothing feels better than being down in the Snake River Canyon, looking up at the towering, 500 foot walls covered in waterfalls and blooming spring plants.
After you’ve zip-lined past waterfalls and stunning canyon views head Downtown Twin Falls too see spring flowers blooming and browse locally owned shops and restaurants. There are 30+ local shops Downtown Twin! Find cuisine of all sorts, apparel, jewelry/accessories, decor, drinks, music, art, and unique experiences to have.
If the weather isn’t treating you well in March, there are a few options for adventure Downtown Twin. Gemstone Climbing is one incredible option to burn energy with your family. Show up with just yourself, no climbing equipment or experience necessary. Gemstone has gear for rent or you can just free climb around their bouldering area. Gemstone also has a workout area and yoga classes.
Another option to have some fun Downtown is at Bearded Axe, Twin Falls’ world class axe throwing gym. Rent a lane with your friends and start throwing axes like a true warrior! Bearded Axe allows you to bring your own drinks in, non alcoholic and alcoholic! BYOB and enjoy responsibly. Walk just across the street for dinner at 2nd South Market. There are many restaurants within, and in March, The Yard re-opens and offers fire pits to sit outside.
There are also three locally owned Breweries Downtown Twin Falls. Magic Valley Brewing, Koto Brewing, and Milner’s Gate. All three offer different varieties of beer and drink. Twin Falls also has a distillery downtown where you can sample and purchase locally crafted vodka. Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise also provides wine tasting opportunists, and has a large selection of local Idaho wines and other products.
March in Southern Idaho is warmer in the valley, but still provides the opportunity to have snowy adventures in the mountains. Enjoy blue bird days while skiing at Magic Mountain, just an hour drive south of Twin Falls. Ski, snowboard, cross country ski, sled, hike or snowshoe in the South Hills surrounding Magic Mountains. Magic Mountain rents skis, boots, boards, and has tubes that you can sled down a hill with.
Hike or snowshoe at Ross Falls to see the last of the frozen waterfalls. The trail is only 1 mile round trip and usually can be walked on with just regular snow boots in March. Hike through beautiful trees and next to a stream leading you to an orange rock wall covered in mossy greens. The waterfall’s flow begins to increase in March due to melting snow. It’s the perfect place for a nature walk and a wonderful photo opportunity.
We hope you have a wonderful travel experience after following our March Adventure Itinerary! Recreate responsibly and check weather conditions as it can change year to year. Happy exploring!
*Tip* You can find all of these exact locations on our Visit Southern Idaho App!