Posted in Idaho
January 11, 2016
These 10 Jaw-Dropping Views of Idaho Will Blow You Away
From lush mountainsides and snowy precipices to magnificent mirrored lakes, Idaho is one incredible view after another when it comes to our scenery, but we all know that our great outdoors is best experienced, well, outdoors! These stunning views may be merely a taste of what the Gem State has to offer, but they make a great starting point for experiencing the diverse landscape of Idaho up close and personal.
Best Mountaintop View: Galena Summit
No matter the season.
Best Urban View: Boise Table Rock
If you've never caught a sunrise or sunset from up here, you're missing out.
Best Out-of-This-World View: Bruneau Observatory
Away from the city lights, Idaho's night sky is always magnificent, with or without a telescope -- but why not see the stars up close and personal?
Idaho has no shortage of picture-perfect farmland, but this shot of Fairfield against the Soldier and Smoky Mountains captures Idaho in the most breathtaking way.
Best Waterfall View: Shoshone Falls
At over 200 feet high, these falls are simply divine, especially during peak runoff.
Best Desert View: Bruneau Sand Dunes
Our own little Sahara.
Best Mountain Panorama: Bald Mountain
At over 9,000 feet to its summit, Bald Mountain can be seen for hundreds of miles in any direction, but the Wood River Valley is a nice spot to observe it from.
Best Fear-Inducing View: Hell’s Canyon
Hell's Canyon is a sight to behold, whether gazing from above or seated at the base of the rocky, intimidating crags that surround you on every side. At 7,200 feet deep, Hell's Canyon is deeper than Arizona's Grand Canyon and isn't for the faint of heart.
Best Lake View: Lake Coeur d’Alene
Idaho's bounty of lakes and rivers makes it hard to choose a favorite view, but Lake Coeur d'Alene is unique in that it is surrounded by the Coeur d'Alene Scenic Byway, allowing for incredible panoramic views around every curve.
Even at sunset.
Best River View: The Salmon River
Why? Maybe because it lures you in with this…
And then hits you with this.
Welcome to the River of No Return.
Idaho’s beauty is unrivaled, wouldn’t you say? What’s you favorite view in Idaho?