At City of Rocks National Reserve in Almo, Idaho, you can enjoy one of the most gorgeous and pristine places in the entire United States for breathtaking scenery, stimulating hiking, challenging rock climbing, and primitive camping. Towering granite rock spires inspire the imagination, as they allude to an ancient lost city. There is plenty of history as well, including signs of the 1840s-through-1880s pioneers who were heading west on California Trail; they were the first to describe this area as “a city of steeple rocks” with “tall spires.” Best of all, you can experience most of it in your car.
The Magic Valley city of Twin Falls, Idaho has it all and awaits your eager discovery. Twin Falls began as a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek and has grown to a metropolis of 44,000. The city’s setting along the Snake River Canyon is impressively picturesque. Surrounded by unique natural and manmade features, Twin Falls is a happy place to visit.
When it comes to our national parks, it’s not all about trees and plants — there are lots of spots where you can catch a glimpse of all sorts of animals at any time of the year. Here are our top picks for places to see fauna along with the flora.
When you next travel through Idaho, you can take the scenic route, State Highway 55, which is the officially designated Payette River Scenic Byway. The route is 111.7 miles and would take about 2 ½ hours to drive without stops. But do plan to stop and enjoy the scenery along the way.
Nothing compares to the awe-inspiring lights of the Aurora Borealis, or the “Northern Lights”. The science behind the phenomenon is fascinating, and for many seeing these magnificent lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.