Idaho doesn’t just have great potatoes – it is also filled with numerous tasty destinations.
With twenty scenic byways and 28 state parks, Idaho offers boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing, hunting, and fishing.
Discover the rich heritage of Idaho’s Indian tribes and walk in the paths of explorers Lewis and Clark, or along the old Oregon Trail. Visit mining era towns and museums, historic sites and trails. Idaho’s colorful history is one of Indians, French trappers, miners, pioneers, lumberjacks, farmers, Basque sheepherders, the railroad, and more.
If gravity moves you, the skiing sizzles in Idaho with over 16,000 acres in 16 downhill ski areas, areas. Idaho also offers more than 7,200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails where you can get your motor running.
Enjoy your travels in Idaho and welcome to the Legends of the Gem State.
Kathy R. Weiser- Alexander
“...If you pushed me up against a wall as to my favorite spot, I would probably answer the Rocky Mountains of the West, around Idaho. There’s something about coming around a corner and seeing a meadow full of wildflowers.”
— Charles Kurault, CBS journalist and host of Sunday Morning
Idaho Flag: A silk flag, blue field, bordered with gilt fringe two and one-half inches in width, with state seal of Idaho. The words “State of Idaho” are embroidered with block letters.
The Bannock Indians – Roaming the Great Basin
Bayhorse – Silver in the Yankee Fork Mining District
Big Dave Updyke – Crooked Sheriff of Ada County
The California Trail – Rush to Gold
Chief Joseph – Leader of the Nez Perce and a True American
City of Rocks National Reserve
Corps of Discovery – The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Discovery of the Rocky Mountains
Ferd Patterson – Living and Dying by the Gun
Fort Hall – Trading on the Snake River
Gibbonsville – Mining Camp to Bedroom Community
History on Yankee Fork Road – Bonanza & Custer
Idaho City – Queen of the Boise Basin
Nez Perce – A Hard Fight For Their Homeland
Nez Perce National Historic Trail
Oregon Trail – Pathway to the West
Jeffrey-Goodale Cutoff on the Oregon Trail
Quirky Idaho Roadside Attractions
The Shoshone – Continuing the Traditions of Their Ancestors
Sumner Pinkham – Dead at the Hands of a Gunfighter
The Vigilantes of California, Idaho, & Montana