Continuing our journey through the 50 states, Bill Bailey Travel Club welcomes you to Idaho, the gem state. Take a trip to the beautiful state of Idaho with Bill Bailey Travel Club as we take a look at the facts. Get to know more about this state and what it has to offer you as a destination for U.S. travel.
Idaho is the 13th largest state in the U.S. with a land area of just over 83,000 square miles. Its capital is Boise and to many, Idaho means nothing more than a sack of potatoes. In reality, Idaho is a stunningly beautiful state filled with mountains and valleys, lakes and streams and some of the most exciting outdoor activities and cultural events in the U.S.
By far the most popular area of the state of Idaho for vacationers is the northern region, where travelers come to white water raft, mountain climb, hike and do a variety of other outdoor activities depending on the season. Once home to a number of Native American tribes, northern Idaho includes portions of Idaho’s most scenic mountain ranges including the Selkirk, Cabinet, Coeur d’ Alene, and the Bitterroot Mountains. In addition, many have stunning mountain lakes created by the recession of the last glaciers creating an outdoors mans paradise. Amazing throughout the seasons, Idaho is an amazing place to get out and explore the beauty of nature at its finest.
A Look At The Facts With Bill Bailey Travel Club
Below are some state facts about the Gem State, Idaho, get to know more about this wonderful destination for travel with Bill Bailey Travel Club.
- Major Rivers include the Snake River, Coeur d’Alene River, St. Joe River, St. Maries River, Kootenai River
- The highest point in Idaho is Borah Peak at almost 13,000 feet above sea level.
- The lowest point is only 770 feet above sea level and is located at the Snake River.
- Idaho is bordered by 6 states including Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
- Elk River is the home of the Idaho Champion Western Red Cedar Tree, the largest tree in the state. Estimated to be over 3000 years old this giant is more than 18 feet in diameter and stands 177 feet tall.
- The city of Grace in the Gem Valley is most famous for their certified seed potatoes.
- Blackfoot is home of the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
- The community of Grangeville is considered the getaway to five wilderness areas and four national forests totaling 5 1/2 million acres. The total is second only to Alaska in designated wilderness area.
- The economy of Idaho City originally developed around gold mining in the 1860s.
- Bruneau Dunes State Park contains North America’s tallest single structured sand dune. It stands 470 feet high.
- In 1973, the Sawtooth Recreation Area opened its doors north of Ketchum, making the community the gateway to the Sawtooths.
Filled with recreational opportunities, Bill Bailey Travel Club invites you to the state of Idaho. Bill Bailey Travel Club hopes that you have enjoyed this look into the history and facts about the wonderful state of Idaho. Get to know the unique and beautiful features of all the U.S. states with Bill Bailey Travel Club as we continue our journey.