From National Parks to natural playgrounds, Idaho is rich with one-of-a-kind appeals. Craters of the Moon National Monument preserves nearly 53,500 acres of unusual formations of lifeless lava and volcanic evolution. The bleak landscape evokes a subliminal admiration from visiting hikers, campers and day visitors. Backcountry travelers may camp in the famous Echo Crater and see trees held in place by ancient flows.
The City of Rocks is an extraordinary pocket of granite spires, a silent city that has become a rock climber’s nirvana. To unwind the natural way, find one of many natural hot springs dotting Idaho’s mountains and riverbanks. Finding a way to bask in the state’s lush nature is as simple as hopping in the car for a road trip on one of Idaho’s scenic byways or loading your pack for a rural retreat.