With over 19,000 miles of hiking trails, nearly 5 million acres of wilderness, and over 100,000 river miles, Idaho definitely has a lot of beauty to take in. But when it comes to checking out Idaho’s expansive scenery, often the best place to go… is up!

Our incredibly diverse state houses dozens of gorgeous lookouts and viewing points, each offering up stunning panoramas of every type of landscape your wandering, nature-loving heart could hope for. Today, we’ve chosen a handful of reader and traveler favorite overlooks throughout the state, each with varying degrees of access, that make for picturesque destinations and photo ops.

Whether hiking, climbing, biking, or driving, there’s always something magical to see in Idaho! For more beautiful perspectives, check out our first list of scenic overlooks in the Gem State and or these breathtaking aerial views of Idaho.

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