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Idaho - dream destination for nature lovers

Idaho is a dream destination for everyone who loves unspoiled nature, high mountains, tranquility and athletic challenges. Spectacular impressions and experiences are offered to you in this vast and sparsely populated country.

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Location and landscapes | Sportiness is the key, equipment is everything | What you should definitely see | Hotels, Apartments and Vacation Rentals | Finally, a word about the capital


Of course, Idaho is also a great place to shop and eat. There is even night life in the small towns there. But hand on heart, anyone who is after urbanity and shopping hype on vacation is in Idaho, we put it carefully, “not necessarily right” at the place. However, this state in the northwest of the USA is a dream destination for everyone who loves untouched nature, high mountains, silence and sporting challenges. Spectacular impressions and experiences are offered to you in this vast and sparsely populated country.

Location and landscapes

Idaho is a state that does not have access to the ocean. In the west it is bordered by the neighboring states of Washington and Oregon; in eastern Montana and Wyoming. The states of Nevada and Utah form the border in the south, while the state border with Canada and the province of British Columbia runs in the north. The proximity to British Columbis in particular reveals to those in the know that Idaho “owns” part of the Rocks Mountains. But not only that. The country is mountainous and quite barren in its entire extent. Large parts are actually still untouched by any civilization. If you want to get to know the sometimes dramatic natural beauties on your own, you should definitely prepare well. Because unlike in other US states, not every “visitor center” in Idaho has an affiliated campsite or offers other sleeping options. Therefore, please always allow enough time for the way back. This is especially true when planning a trip to one of the scenic highlights such as Hells Canyon or the “Craters of the Moon National Monument”.

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Sportiness is the key, equipment is everything

Gorges that are deeper than the Grand Canyon, wild volcanic landscapes, raging rivers. Idaho presents itself as a truly spectacular state in terms of landscape, in which humans do not take up much space. These are excellent conditions for an individual nature holiday, if the conditions are right. Families with small children, seniors or inexperienced "couch potatoes" may feel more comfortable in other places - exceptions of course are always excluded. But even well-trained outdoor enthusiasts should not underestimate the country and only go on a discovery tour with good equipment.

What you should definitely see

A must on every trip to Idaho is the "Craters of the Moon National Monument". It is one of the most extensive volcanic landscapes in all of North America, with solidified lava flows, underground caves, black sand and craters. Fascinating and mysterious! On the border between Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the “Hells Canyons” await, through which the Snake River and the Imnaha River rush through. There is little walking here - it's best to join a guided tour or rent a horse. Those who dare to venture out on the water can go on a rafting tour or a trip with a jetboat. But still water, on which you can move safely in a kayak or it doesn't always have to be so wild. Idaho also has plenty to fish for. The deep, almost impenetrable forests of Idaho are also highly recommended. Here you can go for a walk, but here you can also go on long hikes and even go hunting. For the latter, of course, you need a weapon and it is only available from licensed companies that accompany the traveler into the hunting areas. By the way, the world-famous Yellowstone National Park also belongs to Idaho - but only a very small part of it.

Hotels, apartments and holiday homes

Hotels, apartments and vacation rentals in Idaho can be found at www.booking.com.

Finally, a word about the capital

Of course, Idaho also has cities and towns. The capital and at the same time the largest city with around 200,000 inhabitants is Boise. If many of its residents have a German family name, it is no coincidence. Americans of German descent make up almost half of Idaho's population, followed by the English. Around ten percent are Latinos, whose ancestors mostly come from Mexico. Boise itself is a rather tranquil town that certainly has a lot to offer. There is, for example, a magnificent botanical garden there. If you are traveling with children or are simply interested in animals, you should definitely not miss the "Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center". Parks, nature trails and smaller historical sites mean that Boise will never get bored. Also the possibilities; There are many ways to shop for typical American products and to eat typical of the country.