16 Incredible Natural Wonders In Idaho That Defy Explanation
By Courtnie Erickson|Published December 08, 2023
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
Idaho is breathtaking. It is a state with so much to offer and beauty around every corner. From the panhandle to the Utah/Idaho border, you will find natural wonders that impress, astound, and defy explanation. Below are just 16 incredible natural wonders in Idaho that deserve a spot on every bucket list. Some are destinations you might be familiar with — others may be brand new – but all are going to make you fall in love with this remarkable state.
Many out-of-staters believe that Idaho is boring, flat, and ugly. Fortunately, we know better. It is home to some of the most remarkable landscapes including breathtaking gorges and expansive canyons. Below are just three of the best gorges and canyons that Idaho has to offer.
Best Caves In Idaho
You’ll find hiking trails all around Idaho that take you to extraordinary caves. Just make sure you bring a camera on these incredible adventures — you won’t want to forget the views.
Best Waterfalls In Idaho
It is hard to narrow down the best waterfalls in Idaho. With dozens of waterfalls scattered all around the Gem State, the best nature in Idaho is easy to find and access. The following may be some of the more well-known waterfalls in the state but they are natural wonders that deserve to be visited over and over again.
Oh, Idaho! You are absolutely breathtaking and the best overlooks and scenic vistas in Idaho prove that. The following two viewpoints are my personal favorite overlooks in the state and I guarantee that after spending a few minutes at each one, you’ll quickly fall in love with Idaho all over again.
Best Rock Formations In Idaho
One thing Idaho has no shortage of is rock formations. Spending time next to these formations is the perfect day trip. Hike, rock climb, picnic, or just admire the beauty of these incredible creations — they truly do defy explanation.
Unique Natural Wonders In Idaho
When it comes to the best nature spots in Idaho, the options are endless. In fact, there are some unique natural attractions that will certainly put a smile on your face. The following are four unique natural wonders in Idaho that every Idahoan should experience at least once — believe me, you won’t regret it.
What other natural wonders of Idaho would you add to this list? Are there any natural attractions in Idaho that astound and mesmerize you? When you visit Idaho, where you do love to travel? Let us know in the comments. And, while we couldn’t list every must-see natural attraction in Idaho on this list, take a look at our collection of articles for even more inspiration and bucket-list-worthy destinations you need to check out.
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