Embrace Idaho's diverse allure. From sweeping mountain vistas to tranquil lakeshores, adventure awaits at every turn. Hike through scenic trails, relish world-class whitewater rafting, and unwind amidst natural hot springs. Idaho: A haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Idaho: Mountains, rivers, and unmatched natural beauty.
Nicknamed the Gem State, Idaho is known for its abundance of gemstones and wilderness areas where natural beauty rules.
The breathtaking landscape is diverse with volcanic remains, deserts, picture-postcard mountain ranges, pristine lakes and thundering waterfalls which are connected by 31 pretty scenic byways.
The expansive, volcanic remains, lava flows, craters and caves of Craters of the Moon National Monument create a landscape like no other. By day, take a stroll amongst the volcanic remains or tour the scenic loop drive by car. By night cast your eyes towards the star-studded night sky as it is also a designated International Dark Sky Park. At the City of Rocks National Reserve explore the rock formations, aspen groves and sage meadows in search of historic markings from Gold Rush pioneers who passed through on the California Trail, naming it “The Silent City”.
Travel to Twin Falls to experience the power of Shoshone Falls, taller than Niagara Falls, they plunge into the rugged Snake River Canyon below. Head northwest to see Upper Mesa Falls, a thunderous 10-story tall waterfall that pours into the remnants of an ancient volcanic super-eruption. To the north is pristine Lake Coeur d’Alene, complete with its own golf course or head west to Hells Canyon,. North America’s deepest river gorge offering thrilling white water adventures.
After a busy day perhaps hiking or biking one of the numerous trails, treat yourself to a soak in one of the many natural hot springs throughout the state.
Five reasons to visit Idaho
- Experience Idaho’s Dark Skies and take in the Milky Way letting the constellations and night sky unfold in Central Idaho’s International Dark Sky Preserve or City of Rocks National Reserve – best time for star gazing is between September to May
- Visit Craters of the Moon National Monument – a huge lava field which gives you an idea of what the scenery will look like if the super volcano in Yellowstone National Park erupted. Explore the caves and craters and other fascinating geology
- Relax and unwind in one of Idaho’s 130 hot springs
- Idaho has 31 designated scenic byways each with stunning overlooks.
- With over 800km of public trails to explore, the pretty town of McCall offers top-notch views for hikers and horseback riders