Idaho October 22, 2016
15 Sites In Idaho That Will Remind You How Stunning America Truly Is
And by America, we mean the Gem State, a.k.a. God’s Country. You don’t have to travel overseas or to faraway continents to see amazing things. We have something pretty special going on right here! Plenty of one-of-a-kind locations, natural wonders, and rural unspoiled beauty combine to make Idaho home to some of the most beautiful sights imaginable. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Pend Oreille
Idaho's largest and deepest lake has more than a few secrets hiding in its depths. But you wouldn't know it just by looking at the crystal-clear waters.
2. Celebration Park on the Snake River
One of the incredible things about Idaho is that you can travel just outside its only metro area and still feel like like rural Idaho is a world of its own.
3. Sawtooth Mountains
Central Idaho wouldn't be the same without the glorious crags and rugged edges of our state's most famous playground.
4. Beaver Bay Beach
Idaho's beaches and bay areas are basically paradise.
5. Balancing Rock State Park
Of all the unique rock formations in Idaho, Balanced Rock might be the most photographed. But exploring the park around it can yield some amazing beauty as well.
6. Lemhi Valley
This overlooked portion of Southern Idaho is captured in all of its majestic, red-hued glory!
7. Lochsa River
Idaho's rivers are rushing, winding, and untamed in their beauty as they ebb and flow through the trees.
8. Craters of the Moon Cavern
Craters of the Moon is an explorer's paradise. The Craters of the Moon cave system is also a bucket list must-do for anyone with a fancy for spelunking; views like this are just one of the rewards.
9. Someplace in Idaho
But despite its beauty, Idaho is still a mysterious, mystical place.
10. Payette Lake North Shore
The heart of McCall features sunrises and sunsets that never get old.
11. Hells Canyon
The deepest river gorge in North America is its own one-of-a-kind playground that is breathtaking year-round.
12. Lake Coeur d'Alene
Coeur d'Alene is often referred to as one of America's hidden gems -- but Idahoans are well aware of the beauty that this northern haven and its namesake lake offer.
13. Henry's Lake
Henry's Fork on the Snake River gets all the glory as an angler's paradise, but this sparkling caldera lake shouldn't be ignored.
14. Little Redfish Lake
The Sawtooths are full of crisp alpine lakes, of which Redfish Lake is a local favorite. But hike a bit more to its little brother and you might just find perfect solitude.
15. Big Southern Butte
The rugged desert beauty of southern Idaho is often underappreciated, especially by those just traveling through. But there's so much to love about views like this!
It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this. In every season and every region, it’s easy to appreciate the wonders of this place we call Idahome!