Idaho Travel Guide

Idaho Travel Guide

Northern America

Idaho, a state in the Northwestern region of the United States. Its name was probably derived from the Indian word for “light or jewel of the mountains” (Ee-dah-how). The Native Americans called it that because almost every known type of gemstone had been found here.

Idaho is sometimes called the ” Potato State ” due to its popular and widespread potato crops. The motto of the state is Esto Perpetua “Let it last forever”.

With an area of ​​216,632 km², Idaho is a mountainous state that is larger than all of New England. It is bordered by the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, Montana to the northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west.

The largest city in Idaho is its capital Boise with many interesting sights. But not only the larger cities but also the Rocky Mountains with their beautiful landscape are popular.

Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890 as the 43rd state. A well-known personality from Idaho is the writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) who lives and died here in Ketchum.

Climate in Idaho

Although the state’s western border is approximately 350 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Idaho still retains a maritime influence. This is especially noticeable in winter, when it’s not quite as cold as in the usual northern states. Hot summer days are usually tempered by relatively low humidity and cooler evenings. Winter can be cold, although prolonged sub-zero cold weather is uncommon.

Attractions in Idaho

Idaho has several natural landmarks and memorials such as Yellowstone National Park which is mostly in Wyoming, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, City of Rocks, Massacre Rocks, Farragut State Park and Balanced Rock.

UNESCO world heritage

Yellowstone National Park

National Park in Idaho

Yellowstone National Park

Cities and places of interest in Idaho

Coeur d’Alene
Idaho Falls
Twin Falls

Universities & Colleges in Idaho

Boise State University
College of Idaho at Caldwell
Idaho State University
Lewis-Clark State College
University of Idaho

Airports in Idaho

Boise Airport / BOI
Idaho Falls Regional Airport / IDA
Friedman Memorial Airport / SUN

Rivers & Lakes in Idaho

Bear River
Bruneau River
Salmon River
Snake River
American Falls Reservoir
Alturas Lake
Payette Lake
Petit Lake
Priest Lake
Redfish Lake
Sawtooth Lake
Bear Lake
Coeur d’Alene Lake
Lake Pend Oreille
Palisades Dam

Mountains in Idaho

Borah Peak
Cache Peak
Pot Mountain
Bitterroot Range

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Idaho Travel Guide