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NAACCR Conference
Affiliated Activities

There are tons of excellent outdoor activities available in and near Boise. In fact, there is so much to do that we altered the conference schedule so you could enjoy the great outdoors during the coolest part of the day. Boise will likely be quite warm in the late afternoon – maybe 100 degrees - but it is a dry heat... There is so much to do that we needed to split activities into NAACCR-affiliated and other activities that you may find interesting.

Morning Walk/Run

The Morning Walk/Run is back! This free event will be held Thursday morning beginning at 6:30 am. Details on meeting place and course route will be forthcoming. There is no need to register for this event.

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NAACCR-Affiliated Excursion to Bogus Basin

On Wednesday afternoon, there will be a NAACCR-affiliated excursion to Bogus Basin, our local ski resort and summer mountain recreation hub. Bogus Basin has brilliant trails for hiking, cross-country and lift-assist mountain biking, a mountain coaster, ropes course, and more. The wildflowers should be in peak form in late June. See https://bogusbasin.org/your-mountain/things-to-do/summer-activities/. Registrants will be assisted in organizing self-paid shuttles to Bogus Basin from Boise. Don’t worry, you won’t be left behind. Note that the road turns 172 times and gains 3,400 feet in the 16-mile drive. If you are prone to car sickness, you are in for a test.  

This event is a pay-as-you-go event.  You can pick your preferred activity at Bogus Basin. Reserve transportation to and from the Bogus Basin area on Wednesday, June 26. Transportation will be by charter bus for $30 per person round trip. Please note that you will choose (and pay for, if necessary) your own activities once you arrive at the recreation area. Transportation will be limited to 50 people. There will be two departure times and two return times. More information will be emailed to you nearer the time of the event.

Departing Boise Centre to Bogus Basin

1st Departure: 1:00 PM

2nd Departure: 3:00 PM

 

 

Departing Bogus Basin to Boise Centre

1st Departure: 5:00 PM

2nd Departure: 7:00 PM

Departure area and information will be provided to registrants via email closer to the Conference date.

Other Things to Try

These activities are not NAACCR-affiliated, but rather on-your-own. You may wish to extend your stay for some of them.

  • The Idaho Shakespeare Festival will be performing Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express Wed - Thurs nights and through the weekend.

  • Walk, run, jog on Boise Greenbelt.

  • Hike or mountain bike in Boise Foothills.

  • Casual float on Boise River

  • Whitewater rafting on the Payette River. There are multiple outfitter services, including Bear Valley Rafting Company and Payette River Company.

  • Zip Idaho is “Idaho’s ultimate zip line adventure,” located about ½ hour north of Boise.

  • Morning hike at Table Rock, about 4 miles and 900’ elevation gain to reach the top.

  • ALIVE AFTER 5 – free summer concert series right outside the conference venue on Wednesday at, uh, 5 pm.

  • Peruse the Freak Alley Gallery, a public art installation of murals and graffiti-inspired artwork in a historic alley in Downtown Boise.

  • Didn’t get enough Basque Tuesday night? Visit the Basque Center.

  • Julia Davis Park - The Zoo, Rose Garden, and Museums.

  • The Idaho Botanical Garden and The Old Idaho Penitentiary.

  • Historical tour of Boise aboard Molly the vintage trolley - Boise Trolley Tours.

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