ABOUT IDAHOIdaho is a state in the United States of America. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called "Idahoans". Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890 as the 43rd state. Idaho is a mostly mountainous state, with an area larger than all of New England. It is landlocked, surrounded by the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and the Canadian Province of British Columbia.
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a national monument and national preserve located in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho, U.S.A. It is along US 20, between the small cities of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m) above sea level. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States. The Monument was established on May 2, 1924.
Silverwood Theme Park is an amusement park located in northern Idaho, United States, near the town of Coeur d'Alene, and just 47 miles from Spokane, Washington on U.S. Route 95. Owner Gary Norton opened the park in June 1988 and originally included a few carnival rides, a main street with shops, and an authentic steam train that traveled in a 30-minute loop around the owner's property. As the years went by, Silverwood has grown in size and popularity.
Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. Sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," Shoshone Falls is 212 feet (64.7 m) high -- 36 feet (10.97 m) higher than Niagara Falls -- and flows over a rim 900 feet (274 m) wide. A park overlooking the waterfall is owned and operated by the City of Twin Falls.
The World Center for Birds of Prey, is the headquarters for The Peregrine Fund, an international non-profit organization founded in 1970 that conserves endangered raptors around the world. Built in 1984, the World Center for Birds of Prey is located on 580 acres (2.3 km) on a hilltop overlooking Boise, Idaho.
Yellowstone Bear World is a commercial wildlife park. It is located in Rexburg, Idaho, near Yellowstone National Park. It was established in 1998.
The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area is a protected wilderness area located in Idaho. It was created in 1980 by the United States Congress as the River of No Return Wilderness Area, and renamed in 1984 as the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area in honor of U.S. Senator Frank Church. At 2.3 million acres (9,300 km²), it is the second largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States, after Death Valley.
Lolo Pass, elevation 5,233 feet (1,595 m), is a mountain pass in the United States, in the Bitterroot Range of the northern Rocky Mountains. It is on the border between the states of Montana and Idaho, approximately 40 miles (64 km) west-southwest of Missoula, Montana. The pass is the highest point of the historic Lolo Trail, between the Bitterroot Valley in Montana and the Weippe Prairie in Idaho.
Festivals and Events
Boise Music Festival
For 9 years, the Boise Music Festival has been one of the most iconic family events in the Treasure Valley, attracting attendees from across the state and the Pacific Northwest.
Hike the Salmon
Get ready for six days of pure fun! A journey down the Middle Fork of the Salmon is considered the premier wilderness adventure in the western U.S., a passage through history and tradition, drama and delight in the heart of the largest wilderness in the Lower 48. The Middle Fork was one of the original rivers in the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and is the centerpiece of the 2.2 million acre River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho."
Mountain bike Sun Valley
Rebecca Rusch has traveled from continent to continent for over 20 years, so her number one bucket list trip for avid mountain bikers may come as a surprise: her home, Ketchum, Idaho. “It’s just paradise,” Rusch says. “In just our valley alone, we have over 450 miles of singletrack mountain biking. I’ve lived here for 11 years now and there are trails I haven’t ridden yet. It really is a mecca just for the sheer volume.”
Snowkite Camas Valley
For anyone with an interest in snowkiting the hundred square miles of peaks and valleys near Soldier Mountain Ranch may be the country’s best terrain park. What sets it apart from other locations is the consistent wind, unsurprisingly a necessity for snowkiting, and the limitless varieties of terrain."