Top Activity: Quiet Moments

Woman enjoying some peace in the wilderness
Jeff Fox
Sometimes it is good to fully unplug from the bustle of daily life and seek out quiet moments in the wild.

There's nothing like trading honking horns and car alarms for the sound of babbling brooks and hooting owls. We think these places provide some of the best quiet moments in the country:

Boise National Forest

In the national forest, Bear Valley Hot Springs is an amazing quiet escape. It's in the heart of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Southwestern Crown

To master fly fishing, you must learn to wade quietly through trophy waters like the Southwestern Crown's Blackfoot River, made famous by the film "A River Runs Through It".

Payette National Forest

In Idaho's Payette National Forest, try a quiet moment on the Salmon River, two emerald ribbons that wind through remote forests and canyons.