Often eclipsed by popular Washington and Oregon to the west, and rugged Montana and Wyoming to the east, Idaho probably isn’t the first state that springs to mind when you think of the great Northwest. But another camper’s oversight is your gain, for Idaho is home to incomparable beauty. Camping and glamping amidst its electric blue alpine lakes, soaring mountain peaks and wildflower fields is like slipping into a technicolor Ansel Adams photograph.
Beyond its stunning vistas, Idaho offers deliciously unique experiences, such as the otherworldly rubble of the Craters of the Moon National Monument or the rolling sand formations at Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park. The Gem State is also home to dramatic geographic scope: at nearly 8,000 feet, Hells Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon, and Shoshone Falls is higher than Niagara Falls.