Idaho is a state rich in natural wonders and filled with historical significance. Lewis and Clark made their way through these mountains in their mission to open the West. Sacagawea, their American Indian guide, was a Lemhi-Shoshone woman who was born and raised in the area. And, the deep ruts made by thousands of wagon wheels can still be seen along the famed Oregon Trail.
Idaho’s scenic lakes and rivers afford numerous opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and fly fishing. Idaho also boasts the most whitewater river miles of any state in the contiguous U.S.
Thrill seekers can view the ruggedly beautiful landscape from a unique perspective—the sky—on a paragliding, snow-kiting or hot air ballooning adventure. Sightseers who wish to stay closer to the ground can go horseback riding, dogsledding or even take a llama trek.
Sun Valley is the best-known ski resort in Idaho. Bald Mountain boasts 3,400 vertical feet of skiing, 14 lifts, and more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain. Baldy’s sister mountain, Dollar Mountain, is known as the finest teaching mountain in the world. A single lift ticket grants access to both mountains, and a free local shuttle transports skiers between the two.
Sun Valley is a mecca for athletes, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts in any season. Not only is the area famous for its legendary alpine skiing on Bald Mountain, Sun Valley is also a major center for Nordic sports such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Summer is exciting, too, with miles of biking and hiking trails in the Wood River Valley, whitewater rafting on the Salmon and Snake Rivers, and golf courses that deliver spectacular views.Elkhorn| Ketchum| Sun Valley Resort Village| Mid-Valley