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These 17 Aerial Views of Idaho Will Leave You Mesmerized

Back in the 1800s when Lewis and Clark were trekking their way through the Rockies on their way to the Pacific Ocean, they stumbled across a treacherous and awe-inspiring landscape like no other — a striking combination of rushing rivers, humbling mountains, fear-inducing gorges, suffocating deserts, and millions of trees which we now know as Idaho.

As any adventure-seeker or outdoors enthusiast will tell you, the Gem State’s landscape is beautiful enough when seen at eye-level, but these aerial photos from all across Idaho show just how breathtaking a bird’s-eye view of our great state can be. Ol’ Meriwether and William never saw the panhandled state quite like this…

A picture is worth a thousand words, and with all of its natural splendor, Idaho is quite the novel! Have you ever taken any awesome perspective photos like these? What did you have to do capture the shot? Share in the comments below, and stay tuned for part two!

Super-rad musician, scholar, and cat enthusiast who digs Idaho sunsets and spontaneous nature walks. When not basking in Idaho's awesomeness for Only In Your State, you can find me lovingly concocting environmental goodness at