Adventure Lover’s Paradise: Idaho

August 23, 2012 by

Think Idaho is all about potatoes? There’s much more to this state than french fries and potato salad. Idaho is an adventure lover’s paradise, complete with lakes, rivers, and mountains.

With plenty of public lands campgrounds, yurts and rustic resorts, visitors will have no problem finding a place to lay their heads at night. During the day, take to the wild to explore all that Idaho has to offer.

Over 19,000 miles of trails through mountain passes and desert back roads make mountain biking and hiking in Idaho a blast. The Bitterroot National Forest contains the largest expanse of continuous wilderness in the continental United States, with plenty of areas to hike and explore Idaho’s plants and animals.

For those that want to get on the water, Idaho’s river trips are some of the best in the country. Raft down the Salmon River, Payette River, St Joe River, Bruneau River, or through Hells Canyon for the experience of a lifetime.

Other top adventure activities in Idaho include kayaking on the Coeur d’Alene Lake, skiing and snowboarding in winter, horseback riding, big game hunting, and fishing. With so many outdoor activities to choose from, the tough part about visiting Idaho is deciding what to do first.

Photo source: Pattys-photos

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