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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Idaho
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

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The Gem State
Idaho is known as "The Gem State", which is the perfect description of this incredible place as it is truly a "gem" for visitors to discover and explore. Idaho is not only absolutely beautiful, but the great state of Idaho also
Grand Teton, Teton Scenic Byway, Idahoprovides endless opportunities for vacationers to thoroughly enjoy.  

From outstanding outdoor recreational activities to amazing historical landmarks, Idaho is a Western vacationers paradise, and our goal in this section is to show you all of the Top Things To Do In Idaho so you and your family will know exactly where to go and what to do.


About Idaho
Located just west of Montana and Wyoming, Idaho is a mountainous state that lies in the direct path of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Idaho's northern border shares a 45 mile international border with British Columbia, Canada.  

To the south of Idaho lies Nevada and Utah, and to the west lies the states of Washington and Oregon. At 83,570 square miles in size, Idaho is the 14th largest state in the union, and is larger than the entire region of New England. Idaho is 305 miles wide and 479 miles long, and is shaped similar to a pan with the handle sitting straight up to the north.

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Shoshone Falls, Idaho
Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls Idaho.

Stanley Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho
Stanley Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho.


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Even though Idaho is the 14th largest state in the union, it is the seventh least densely populated state and 39th with regard to total population.
BASE jumper, Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls IdahoThis means that much of Idaho is wide open spaces and vast areas of wilderness...which makes for a perfect situation for outdoor enthusiasts.


Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because practically  every known type of gemstone has been found here in their natural state.  Among the rarest gems are the Star Garnets, which besides Idaho are found in only one other place on earth...which is India.

Another well-known nickname is "The Potato State" as the Idaho Potatoes are one of the state's largest crop and are known to be among the finest tasting potatoes in the country.  

As you drive through the amazingly stunning landscape of Idaho, you will see vast areas of lush green fields...which are potato plants hiding their hidden treasure of potatoes just under the surface of the soil.  You will see the iconic "Famous Potatoes" on the Idaho license plates to remind visitors of their world-renowned potato crop.

Potato field below the Teton Mountain Range near Driggs Idaho
Potato field below the Teton Mountain Range near Driggs Idaho.

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"The White Water State"
Another name that many folks have given the great state of Idaho is "The White Water State".... as Idaho has more miles of white water than any other state in the country.  This famous white water includes the Lochsa River, which is home to some of the most treacherous white water in North America.

White water rafters, Salmon River, Idaho
White water rafters on the Salmon River in Idaho.

Father and son fly fishing on the Payette River, IdahoThroughout the "Idaho Top Attractions" section of our website, we will show you where the top places are in Idaho to enjoy some of the best white water rafting experiences in America.  

Among the many treasures that Idaho possesses for its visitors and locals alike are the absolutely incredible rivers that flow through this amazing state. Idaho has over 3,100 miles of rivers, which is more than any other state in the lower 48. 

Of the 140+ rivers that flow through Idaho is the Salmon River is the longest free-flowing river that heads and flows within one state.  The Snake River is definitely one of the most famous and largest rivers in Idaho, where the Hells Canyon Area is the deepest gorge in North America at 7,900 feet deep.  In fact, this magnificent gorge is 2,250 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon!  

Driftboat fishermen, Salmon River Idaho
Drift boat fishermen on Salmon River in Idaho.
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World-Class Lakes

There are also many world-class lakes throughout Idaho which are meccas for water sport enthusiasts, such as Lake Coeur d'Alene, Lake Pend rway, Payette Lake, Redfish Lake, Bear Lake and many more.

Boat dock at McCall, Idaho on Payette Lake.
Boat dock at McCall, Idaho on Payette Lake.

Idaho has 114 Named Mountain Ranges!
The Rocky Mountains run right through Idaho, creating unbelievable scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities.  There are over 114
Sawtooth Range, Idahonamed 
mountain ranges, including the iconic Sawtooth Mountain Range, Selkirk Mountain Range, Lost River Range, Bitterroot Mountain Range and many, many more.  

Vast Wilderness Areas!
Found within the Salmon Mountain Range and Clearwater Mountain Range lies The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, which at 2.367 million acres in size, represents the biggest contiguous federally managed wilderness in the lower 48 states. The Salmon River runs through this remote mountain paradise, which is a popular white water rafting destination in addition to being a popular way into and out of this incredibly wild area.  The Sawtooth Wilderness is another amazing wilderness area of Idaho that is breathtakingly beautiful.

Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho
Redfish Lake near Stanley Idaho.

Rich and Colorful "Old West" History

Historic Wallace, IdahoIdaho is rich in fascinating Western history including the early French-Canadian trappers of the early 1800s, and the brave pioneers of the Great Westward Expansion, and Gold and Silver Rushes of the 1800s.  

There is also of course centuries of Native American history that dates back as far as 14,500 years ago as revealed in the excavations found at the Wilson Butte Cave near Twin Falls.  Discovered in 1959, these artifacts are among the oldest dated in North America.  

The two most prominent Native American peoples are the Nez Perce to the north and the Northern and Western Shoshone to the south.  

As vacationers drive through Idaho, there are seemingly endless historic points of interest along the scenic byways and highways along the sides of the road that will captivate the imagination of all ages.  In this section of our website, we will show you some of the top historical places to discover and explore  during your Idaho vacation.

National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier, Idaho.
National Oregon / California Trail Center in Montpelier, Idaho.

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Scenic Byways
Sawtooth Scenic Byway, IdahoThere are over 26 Scenic Byways and Backcountry Byways found throughout the state of Idaho...each of them beautiful and fascinating in their own unique way.  We will show you our favorite Idaho Scenic Byways that we feel are "must sees" during your Idaho vacation. These amazing roads will take you through awe-inspiring scenery that you will never forget.

Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway, Idaho
Peaks To Craters Scenic Byway, Idaho.

Horses at Sun Valley, Idaho
Visitors enjoying the horses at Sun Valley, Idaho.

Idaho Top Attractions
Spud Drive-In Theatre, Driggs IdahoOur goal on this section of our website is to show you what we feel are the Top Idaho Attractions.  

We've spent many, many years enjoying and exploring the great state of Idaho, and we are excited to share what we have discovered with you and your family.  

So take a look at our Idaho Top Attractions...you'll soon know exactly where to go and what to do during your Idaho vacation!
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Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
Craters of the Moon National Monument in Central Idaho.

The resort town of Coeur d'Alene Idaho.
The resort town of Coeur d'Alene Idaho.

Minnetonka Cave, Idaho
Minnetonka Cave.

Snake River Canyon nearTwin Falls, Idaho
Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho.




Galena Summit Overlook, Idaho

Old Mission State Park, Idaho

Snake River Canyon, Idaho

White water kayaker, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

Swan Valley, Snake River drift boat fishermen, Idaho

Bugling bull elk
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White water rafters, Idaho

Payette Lake, Idaho

Horse at Sun Valley Idaho

Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway, Idaho

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Idaho

Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho

White water rafters, Idaho

Minnetonka Cave, Idaho



Mesa Falls, Idaho

St, Anthony Sand Dunes, Idaho

Teton Scenic Byway, Idaho

Horse, Idaho

Shoshone Falls Idaho

Cowboy hats, Idaho

Corner Drug, Driggs, Idaho

Teton Mountain Range, Teton Valley, Idaho

Old wagon, Idaho

Father and son fly fishing, Idaho



Redfish Lake, Idaho

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Idaho








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