- Mix of adventure + leisure
- Off the beaten path
Samantha actually started the trip over the border in Wyoming where she lives, but Salt Lake City is the closest city.
This is a road trip from Salt Lake City to Oregon. Destination: Crystal Crane Hot Springs – they have a tipi with a hot tub in it!
Day 1: Salt Lake City to Boise via I-84
Starting point: Salt Lake City, UT
Stop 1: On the way, we stopped in Boise to stay for the night at a place called the Modern Hotel and Bar. We ate at a restaurant called Bacon for lunch and visited a little handmade store called Mixed Greens.
Day 2: Boise, ID to Crystal Crane Hot Springs in Burns, OR via I-84 + I-20
From there, we drove to Oregon and stayed the night at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, which was really cool and in the middle of nowhere.
Day 3: Burns, OR to Idaho City + Grandjean Campground via I-20 + I-84
Afterwards, we drove back home through the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We stopped in Idaho City, a really cool little old western town with about 60 people, and then found a spot to camp on the river in Grandjean Campground.
Day 4: Returning to the Beginning
We ate lunch in Grandjean and then continued to drive towards home. Once we got closer to Idaho Falls, we saw a roadside attraction Shoshone Ice Caves and stopped there. We took a 45 minute tour of an underground cave that was full of ice and then drove back to our starting point.