Travel To Idaho

Travel to Idaho

There's more to Idaho than just potatoes! Trips to Idaho include the terrific rivers, mountains and farmland dominate the state's landscape. The panhandle has emerald green hillsides, timbered mountains and pristine lakes. Central Idaho is covered with jagged peaks. The Snake River Plain, with its wide open vistas, irrigated farm lands and vibrant cities forms the character of Southern Idaho. It's the perfect place for family travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2008 the population for Idaho was estimated to be 1,523,816. Its largest city and capital is Boise. Idaho borders six states and one Canadian province: Washington and Oregon are to the west, Nevada and Utah are to the south, Montana and Wyoming are to the east and 77 km of British Columbia borders the north of Idaho. The landscape is rugged with some of the largest unspoiled natural areas in the United States. It is a Rocky Mountain state with abundant natural resources and scenic areas. The state has snow-capped mountain ranges, rapids, vast lakes and steep canyons. Travel to Idaho and watch the waters of Snake River rush through Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the United States.

Trips to Idaho can be met with some varying climates. Although the state's western border is located about 560 km from the Pacific Ocean, the maritime influence is still felt in Idaho, especially in the winter when cloud cover, humidity, and precipitation are at their highest points. This influence has a moderating effect in the winter where temperatures are not as low as would otherwise be expected for a northern state with a mostly elevated altitude. The maritime influence is lowest in the southeastern part of the state where the precipitation patterns are often reversed, with wetter summers and drier winters, and seasonal temperature differences more extreme, showing a more continental climate. Climate in Idaho can be hot, although extended periods over 38°C for the maximum temperature are rare. Hot summer days are tempered by the low relative humidity and cooler evenings during summer months since, for most of the state, the difference in temperature is often in the summer. Winters can be cold, although extended periods of bitter cold weather below zero are unusual. Travel to Idaho today!