Shoshone Ice Caves


Even when summer brings temperatures of over 100 degrees, the thermometer in these south-central Idaho caves—17 miles north of Shoshone—consistently registers between 18 and 28 degrees. Freezing air currents inside a lava tube created these remarkable formations some 90 feet down. Layer up and sport sturdy shoes for the daily, 45-minute, guided tours (you can’t explore on your own). The on-site museum has gems, minerals, and Native American artifacts.


1561 N. Hwy. 75
Shoshone, Idaho 83352


43.15690100, -114.33982900

Open Hours

May–Sept. 10–6.
Visit Website
(208) 886-2058

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