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Overview

RATING: Easy Cave/Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours

Thu

Rain showers likely before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. High near 43, with temperatures falling to around 40 in the afternoon. West wind 7 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

43 | 35

Fri

Snow showers likely before noon, then snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

36 | 31

Sat

Snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

34 | 29

Sun

A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

39 | 27

Mon

A chance of snow showers before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

43 | 29

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SEASON: Summer, Fall
GEAR: Flashlight and helmets recommended.

Thu

Rain showers likely before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. High near 43, with temperatures falling to around 40 in the afternoon. West wind 7 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

43 | 35

Fri

Snow showers likely before noon, then snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

36 | 31

Sat

Snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

34 | 29

Sun

A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

39 | 27

Mon

A chance of snow showers before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

43 | 29

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Inside the main entrance of Paris Ice Cave

Inside the main entrance of Paris Ice Cave

Tucked in the Bear River Range, just north of Bear Lake, Paris Ice Cave is an excellent family friendly outing. The limestone cave is relatively small, but interesting with a couple of rooms and meandering paths. Several entrances make it a fun place to poke around. Most summers there will be snow and ice in the cave all summer. On a hot day, it is a treat to visit!

Be sure to bring a flashlight, and helmets recommended. This is an excellent place to have a picnic and explore a bit. There are several primitive campsites enroute to the cave.

Snow and ice in the darkest room of Paris Ice Cave

Snow and ice in the darkest room of Paris Ice Cave

Getting There

The cave is in Paris Canyon. From Paris Idaho, turn west on 2nd Street near the south side of town.

  • Reset Odometer as you turn off Main onto 2nd Street heading west. ( 12T 466881mE 4674572mN / N42° 13' 21" W111° 24' 05" )
  • 4.4 miles - Major junction. Stay right. ( 12T 460743mE 4673150mN / N42° 12' 34" W111° 28' 32" )
  • 4.75 miles - Major junction, stay left. ( 12T 460344mE 4673612mN / N42° 12' 49" W111° 28' 50" )
  • 9.2 miles - Major junction. Stay left. ( 12T 454331mE 4675929mN / N42° 14' 03" W111° 33' 12" )
  • 9.6 miles - Paris Ice Cave parking area on the right. ( 12T 453739mE 4675662mN / N42° 13' 54" W111° 33' 38" )
The trailhead to Paris Ice Cave. The cave is 100' down the trail.

The trailhead to Paris Ice Cave. The cave is 100' down the trail.

Route

The main entrance to the cave is on the south. Follow the trail a short distance to the large opening. This main entrance has a wooden walkway across a generally wet area to a large room where the roof is open. From the large open room, left works down and into a large room with a difficult exit.

Right climbs up and through boulders in a narrow canyon popping out a different entrance. Fun all around!


Maps

Paris Ice Cave

12T 453739mE 4675662mN

N42° 13' 54" W111° 33' 38"

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