Attractions January 17, 2018
Idaho’s Most Naturally Beautiful Town Will Enchant You In The Best Way Possible
The best perk of living in Idaho is being surrounded by incredible natural beauty 24/7. Pretty much all of our state’s towns boast some undeniably gorgeous landscapes. However, the town featured here might just be considered the most naturally beautiful town in the Gem State. This enchanting town sits right on the banks of the Clearwater River and is surrounded by vast wilderness areas. It’s definitely worth a visit. You might just find that you never want to leave.
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Located in north central Idaho is the charming town of Kamiah which is home to just 1,200 residents. Not only does Kamiah have a fascinating history dating back to before Lewis and Clark, but the area is downright breathtaking.
The town is nestled right beside the mighty Clearwater River, which is simply picturesque all year long. The close proximity to wilderness areas makes Kamiah an ideal place for those who enjoy playing outdoors.
Just right outside the town is the vast Clearwater National Forest which contains the lovely Lolo Creek. The fact that pristine wilderness is literally just right beside this town is amazing. The forest offers endless fishing, camping, hiking, huckleberry picking, trail riding, and more.
Kamiah is your quintessential small town. The main strip is full of tiny shops and eateries. The locals are friendly and full of pride for their lovely little town. Time seems to move slower in this peaceful community.
The region looks outstanding no matter what time of year it is. In winter, the frosty river and snow covered forestry are downright mesmerizing.
The town is somehow even more alluring during winter. You'll feel like you've actually been dropped into a snow globe, both because of the beauty and the fact that Kamiah feels like it exists in its own serene, little bubble.
Fall is an equally amazing time to visit this town. The entire area is vibrant in shades of yellow, red, and gold. It's places like this that remind us how lucky we are to live in a state that experiences the beauty of Fall!
Kamiah is a paradise for fishermen and hunters. Both the magnificent steelhead trout and chinook salmon commonly travel up the Clearwater. And since the town is so close to prime area for big game hunting, this is the perfect place for your next hunting excursion.
The Kamiah valley is steeped in a rich history. The area was originally home to the Nez Perce Tribe who returned to the valley every winter. Lewis and Clark even camped in the valley for several weeks on their journey westward.
This town is truly one of Idaho's most incredible hidden gems. It's odd not many people know of this area which lives so close to some of the state's most gorgeous wilderness areas. However, maybe that's why Kamiah is so wonderful.
Have you been to Kamiah? Be sure to check out our list of the
12 Towns In Idaho With The Most Breathtaking Scenery for more picturesque towns.