The One Place In Idaho That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth

For anyone who loves to travel and explore new places, Idaho is a true paradise. Our landscape is endless! But what’s truly special about the Gem State is our landscape’s unique scenic diversity. But of all the places in Idaho that are spectacular, mysterious, magical, and otherworldly, this one can be considered something particularly special.

For anyone who has ever read and/or watched J.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, you know that the Elf and Dwarf-filled scenery that inspired the movies is simply incredible. But you don’t have to be a Hobbit or live in Tolkien’s realm of fantasy to experience the fantastical wilderness known as Middle Earth. That’s because “Middle Earth” is right here in Idaho at Priest Lake State Park.

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:

What do you think? Tolkein’s fantastical landscape may never be recreated, but can you envision the tumultuous events of Middle Earth taking place here amidst the vibrant, wooded landscape of Priest Lake State Park?