Idaho

On the western side of the continental divide, Idaho is full of adventure and natural marvels with its landscape dominated by mountains, rivers, lakes and crystal-clear night skies. The Rocky Mountains hug the stretch of the eastern border while the Snake River – which divides Idado and Oregon – arches down through Idaho’s southern desert before heading north to carve part of the state’s western edge.

Idaho’s history comes from its native tribes as well as the determined pioneers such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800s; hit the road on the Salmon River Scenic Byway to travel the same path as Lewis and Clark and see the rugged backcountry that Idaho is known for.

Don’t miss the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, where lava flows create unique and interesting scenery as well as a home for rugged plants and wildlife. The 750,000-acre monument contains a diverse array of volcanic features including volcanic rifts, cinder cones, spatter cones, shield volcanoes and lava tube caves and it is internationally recognised as a Dark Sky Park.

In Southwest Idado, follow the Snake River into Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. The dramatic basalt rock formations, abundant wildlife, and perfect rapids make Hells Canyon a popular spot, particularly for jet boat tours and rafting adventures.

Idaho’s capital city, Boise, is full of urban adventures and culture. Boise’s Basque Block includes restaurants, bars, a cultural centre and museum while The Greenbelt, a 24-mile paved pathway, hugs the Boise River and  is the perfect way to see the city by foot or bike. There are plenty of great stops along the way including, parks, breweries, restaurants and wineries.

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