Going Into These 8 Caves In Idaho Is Like Entering Another World

The same incredible geologic processes that formed Idaho’s awe-inspiring mountains and carved our breathtaking rivers also formed yet another Idaho wonder: caves of every size, shape, and color — some impossibly located, others utilized by Native Americans as shelters long ago.

There are 3 basic types of caves in the Gem State: corrosion, solution, and lava, all of which make phenomenal exploring grounds for the daring and non-claustrophobic. Some of these caves may take some extra hiking to get to, but if adventuring in underground tunnels or historic hideaways is your thing, Idaho is definitely the place to be. So grab a flashlight, don a jacket (it’ll be chilly in there!), and check out these 8 Idaho caverns:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

It’s safe to say that Idaho’s underground network is an adventurer’s paradise, but there are dozens more caverns that we haven’t listed and/or need photos of. If you’ve ever explored an underground paradise or lava tube in Idaho, please share your stories and pictures below!