Idaho Travel Guide

Browse 64 travel reviews, 38 travel blogs and 1,845 travel photos from real travelers to Idaho.

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As one of the Rocky Mountain states within the United States of America, Idaho is a unique place in the country with some of the most beautiful forests, canyons, mountains, and rivers in the entire nation. Almost the entire state north of Boise is national and state forest area, making it one of the last refuges in the U.S. for actual wilderness that hasn't yet been industrialized. The state is known for its Idaho Spuds, or potatoes, and also has had the ill-luck of being the headquarters for the neo-Nazi Aryan Nation when they operated out of their compound north of Cour d’Arlene. However, that doesn't change the fact that this state has some of the wildest beauty available to the nation, and a rich history of agriculture and mining in the Rocky Mountains.

Idaho is split up into distinctly different landscapes. The south of the state is high-plains desert, while the northern section of the state boasts some simply epic scenery, full of mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. The eastern section of the state is mostly agricultural, with plenty of farmlands designated for growing potatoes and sugar beets around the Snake River. The northern section of the state is wheat and bean crops, as well as logging operations, and is known for its roughneck locals who can sometimes come off as a bit disdainful of visitors, even though it’s just their gruff nature.

There's plenty to do in Idaho, year-round. The state has some of the best ski resorts in the nation, and visitors can also hike the Lewis and Clark Trail or visit some of the various old mining towns in the mountains, or take a white-water rafting trip. The state isn't really known for its cities, although Boise boasts a fairly decent population. Most of Idaho is dedicated to nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, and is perfect for exploring the great outdoors.

Boise #1 most popular location
"Les bois! Les bois!" exclaimed the French-Canadian trappers when they first explored the area after crossing the arid desert plains and saw the lush arboreal feast of trees along the Boise R…
218travelers 19reviews 6blogs
Idaho Falls #2 most popular location
Idaho Falls is the largest city of Bonneville County in Idaho. The city is served by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport, and its sister city is the town of Tokai-Mura, Japan.
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Coeur d'Alene #3 most popular location
With 50+ lakes within relatively easy driving distance of Coeur d'Alene, this city has rapidly become a tourist haven. The Coeur d'Alene Resort sits at the water's edge of Coeur d'Alene Lake,…
45travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Ketchum #4 most popular location
Ketchum is a town in central Idaho, adjacent to Sun Valley. Both are known for beautiful mountains, outdoor sports, and the occasional celebrity sighting. Ketchum and Sun Valley are connect…
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Twin Falls #5 most popular location
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Lewiston #6 most popular location
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McCall #7 most popular location
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Nampa #8 most popular location
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Island Park #9 most popular location
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Moscow #10 most popular location
Moscow is a steadily growing town of about 25,000 (up 16% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Idaho Highway 8 in Latah County in Northern Idaho near the border with…
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Mountain Home #11 most popular location
Mountain Home is a bit of a misnomer since there are no mountains, at least none within view of the vast horizons. This town of about 15000 people has been a stopping point for travelers sin…
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Wallace #12 most popular location
Old mining town in Idaho, not much to do there,but beautiful nature and good micro breweries
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Kellogg #13 most popular location
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Burley #14 most popular location
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Riggins #15 most popular location
Riggins is a small town of about 400 (steady since 2000) located along U.S. Highway 95 in Idaho County in Western Idaho. Riggins is about 150 miles north of Boise and 120 miles South South E…
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Bonners Ferry #16 most popular location
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Grangeville #17 most popular location
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Blackfoot #18 most popular location
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Victor #19 most popular location
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Cottonwood #20 most popular location
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Ashton #21 most popular location
Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho. It is part of the Rexburg, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,129 at the 2000 census, and the district is noted for seed pota…
Emmett #22 most popular location
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Montpelier #23 most popular location
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Arco #24 most popular location
Almo #25 most popular location
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Heise #26 most popular location
Hagerman #27 most popular location
Hagerman Idaho could very well be referred to as the jewel of Jerome County. It sits in the snake river canyon, southeast of Boise and immediately south of the 'larger' small town of Wendell…
North Fork #28 most popular location
North Fork is a tiny town of about 200 located along U. S. Highway 93 in Lemhi County in Central Idaho. North Fork began in the late 1800s and was named for its location at the confluence of…
Plummer #29 most popular location
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Leadore #30 most popular location
Carmen #31 most popular location
Carmen is a tiny town of under 600 located along U. S. Highway 93 in Lemhi County in Central Idaho. Carmen began around the late 1860s and had an influx of ranchers in 1872. Carmen was name…
Archer #32 most popular location
Athol #33 most popular location
Gibbonsville #34 most popular location
Gibbonsville is a tiny town of about 53 (down 4% since 2000) located along U. S. Highway 93 in Lemhi County in Central Idaho. Gibbonsville began around 1870 and was named for Colonel John Gi…
Atomic City #35 most popular location
Glenns Ferry #36 most popular location