Idaho is rich with beauty, sport and culture. Northern Idaho has the greatest concentration of lakes in the West and evergreen forests abound. The Salmon River bisects the rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and provides some of the best whitewater kayaking and rafting in the world.
The Sawtooth Wilderness Area and the White Cloud peaks provide additional recreational opportunities. World-famous Sun Valley is located between these mountain ranges. Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, lies on the state's western border, overlooked by the Seven Devils Mountains. In Idaho's southwestern corner are the tallest sand dunes on the continent. In the south central region is the Craters of the Moon National Monument, where America's astronauts trained for moonwalks.
Population: 1.5 million
Average Climate: 30°F in January; 75°F in July
Largest City: Boise
Did you know: The first destination ski resort in America was created in Sun Valley in 1936, also home to the world's first chairlift
Unique Places to Stay in Idaho
The finest bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels and country inns located in Idaho.