State of Idaho (ID)
Nickname(s) – Gem State
Capital – Boise
Largest city – Boise
Languages – English
Area – 83 569 sq mi (216 443 km2)
Population – 1 787 065
Time zone – UTC -8 to -6
Feel like on the moon? – Easy. Come to Idaho and visit the Valley of the Moon Craters – a unique place on the planet that exactly repeats the relief of its satellite. And in this one of the most sparsely populated states of the country, you can see a canyon deeper than the famous Grand Canyon, a waterfall above Niagara, salmon-full rivers that make their way right in the city center, crystal clear lakes, dense forests, hot springs and many other natural treasures , which boasts a “state-gem” (this is the nickname given to Idaho), rich not only in gold, but also in natural attractions. Needless to say, Idaho is the perfect vacation destination for adventure lovers.
MOST VISITED AREAS
Speaking about the sights of Idaho, first of all it is necessary, of course, to mention the unique natural sites of the state. The most famous of them are Hells Canyon, Shoshone Falls, Moon Craters, World Center of Birds of Prey. Among the entertainment here are fishing, excursions by cars, motorcycles, bicycles, mountain skiing, rafting, mountaineering, many museums and galleries and, of course, endless photography, stunning views and an extensive collection of impressions.
Hells Canyon is a masterpiece of nature, formed by the Snake River and located on the Idaho-Oregon border. The depth of Hells Canyon is 2436 m, it is the deepest canyon in the United States.
Shoshone Falls is located on the Snake River near Twin Falls, Idaho. This beautiful waterfall is called “Niagara of the West”. Shoshone Falls is about 65 meters high – 11 meters higher than Niagara Falls.
Central Idaho is home to Moon Craters, one of the most stunning national monuments and reserves in the United States.
Very popular with tourists and ski enthusiasts, Sun Valley Resort, the first winter resort in the United States, modeled on resorts in the Alps.
The climate in Idaho is varied (from +44 ° C in the valleys in summer to -30 ° C in the mountains in winter), the hottest month is July (up to +38 ° C), but the heat is “relieved” by low humidity and cool evenings in the summer months. By the way, the famous American hurricanes do not reach here.
In winter, the temperature does not drop below zero for a long time (although occasionally there are frosts down to -30 ° C, so do not forget a warm jacket when traveling in winter).