Idaho is a state rich in natural wonders and filled with historical significance, making it an ideal vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 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 vacation rentals offer scenic lakes and rivers that 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.
Vacationers can view the ruggedly beautiful landscape from a beautiful home, condo or cabin rental. Thrill seekers can get a unique perspective by exploring the sky on paragliding, snow-kiting or hot air ballooning adventures. 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 Idaho ski resort. 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.