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Touring Montana or Idaho? Coeur d’Alene converting to Mid - 2018 Helena Belgrade 19 in Opening 20 lls Great Fa Miles City Idaho Falls Butte Dillon Shelby Hamilton Havre Big Timber Columbus Conrad We LOVE Tour Groups! Complimentary Red Carpet • Step On Greeting Welcome Reception • Free Hot Breakfast • Free Wi-Fi Competitive Tour Rates www. T own P ump H otels .com 800.442.4667 US & C ANADA Rafting on the Payette River Sink, swim or float in Idaho There are many ways to get out on (er, in) the water in the Gem State, whether it’s at a rushing river, a relaxing hot spring or a stunning waterfall. “Idaho is an incredibly scenic state, and one of the best parts of finding water-based activities is the scenery on the way to them,” says Sarah Flick, tour- ism specialist with Idaho Tourism. Idaho has more than 3,000 whitewa- ter river miles, more than any of the states in the lower 48. “We also boast some of the longest and most scenic stretches of river runs in the world. Both Bear Valley Rafting and Cascade Raft & Kayak offer half- and full-day trips on the Payette River, which offers class I to IV river rapids,” Flick says. If travelers are looking to relax, Lava Hot Springs offers a facility large enough for group tours. “One of the best things to do in Idaho is find a natural hot spring and spend the day soaking away your worries, stress and any sore muscles,” Flick says. Continued on p. 48 47