Take This Hidden Gems Road Trip When You Want To See Some Little-Known Places In Idaho
By Courtnie Erickson|Updated on November 15, 2022(Originally published November 10, 2022)
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.
Here in Idaho, there is no shortage of unique destinations to explore. No matter where you travel in the Gem State, you will come across hidden gems. Idaho is full of them and while some have become pretty popular over the years, there are still a few that are lesser-known and absolutely remarkable. We thought it would be fun to visit several of these lesser-known hidden gems in Idaho. So, we created this road trip that is just waiting to be explored. From remarkable canyons to historic areas that are fascinating to learn about, this hidden gem road trip is a trip worth taking! Ready to start exploring? Load up the car — adventure awaits!
So there you have it: an adventure-filled road trip that will take you to some of Idaho’s best-kept secrets. Are there lesser-known hidden gems in Idaho that you’d add to this road trip? Let us and your fellow travelers know in the comments — we would love to hear from you! For related content, you may be curious to check out this list of Idaho’s top natural wonders. Or, if you enjoy exploring waterfalls, check out this incredible waterfall road trip in Idaho. There’s so much to see and do in the Gem State!
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What are the most famous historic landmarks in Idaho?
The most famous historic landmarks in Idaho include:
Nampa Train Depot
Bear River Massacre Historical Site
Idaho Veterans Cemetery
Birch Creek/Nicholia Charcoal Kilns
Idaho State Capitol Building
Salmon Sacajawea Center
Johnny Sack Cabin, Island Park
Fort Hall Replica, Pocatello
What are the most beautiful hiking trails in Idaho?
Hiking in Idaho is amazing! The most beautiful hiking trails in Idaho include:
Bloomington Lake Trail (Paris)
Crown Point Rail Trail (Cascade)
Bruneau Dunes Loop (Bruneau)
Shoreline Picnic Area Trail (Athol)
Mesa Falls Nature Trail (Ashton)
Round Lake Trail (Sagle)
Baker Lake Trail (Ketchum)
Summit Creek (Mackay)
There are also a fair amount of shorter, easier trails if you're hiking with little ones or consider yourself to be more of a beginner. Blue Lake Trail is a great option if you're looking for a short-and-sweet hike. Located near Cascade, Idaho, this 1.7-mile out-and-back trail will lead you up to a gorgeous overlook -- the perfect spot for an epic sunrise. While this trail can get crowded on the weekends, it's relatively calm on the weekdays, especially early in the morning. Learn more about some short trails in Idaho perfect for all skill levels.