Idaho Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Gem State:

Idaho, known for its 80 mountain ranges, can be divided into three major land regions: the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia Plateau, and the Basin and Ridge Region.

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Idaho Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Yellowstone National Park

    National Monuments:
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Idaho. Established: 2000. [Official Site]
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Established: 1988. [Official Site]

    National Reserve:
  • City of Rocks National Reserve [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Continental Divide National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    Yellowstone National Park National Recreation Trails:
  • Anderson Butte National Recreation Trail
  • Big Creek National Recreation Trail
  • Chipmunk Rapids Cross Country Ski Trail
  • Coeur d'Alene River Trail
  • Divide-Twin Creek National Recreation Trail
  • East Boyd-Glover Roundtop National Recreation Trail
  • Highline National Recreation Trail
  • Independence Creek National Recreation Trail
  • Jackass Ridge Snowmobile Trail
  • Knapp Creek-Loon Creek National Recreation Trail
  • Lochsa River Historic Trail
  • Marble Creek National Recreation Trail
  • Meadow Creek National Recreation Trail
  • Nelson Ridge National Recreation Trail
  • Snake River National Recreation Trail
  • Two Top Snowmobile Trail
  • William Pogue National Recreation Trail
  • Wright's Creek National Recreation Trail

    Sawtooth National Forest National Recreation Areas:
  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Location: northeast Oregon and western Idaho, home to the deepest river gorge in North American, and administered by the Forest Service as part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. [Official Site]
  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Location: central Idaho, nearby the Sawtooth Wilderness, and administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Boise, Challis, and Sawtooth National Forests. [Official Site]

    National Forests:
  • Boise National Forest. Location: Boise, Idaho. [Official Site]
  • Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho (as well as Wyoming and Utah). [Official Site]
  • Clearwater National Forest. Location: Orofino, Idaho. [Official Site]
  • Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (as well as Washington and Montana). [Official Site]
  • Kootenai National Forest. Location: Libby, Montana (as well as Idaho). [Official Site]
  • Nez Perce National Forest. Location: Grangeville, Idaho. [Official Site]
  • Payette National Forest. Location: McCall, Idaho. [Official Site]
  • Salmon-Challis National Forest. Location: Salmon, Idaho. [Official Site]
  • Sawtooth National Forest. Location: Twin Falls, Idaho (as well as Utah). [Official Site]
  • Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. Location: Baker City, Oregon (as well as Idaho). [Official Site]

    National Grasslands:
  • Curlew National Grassland [Official Site]

    Sawtooth Wilderness National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Camas National Wildlife Refuge
  • Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area

    National Wilderness Areas:
  • Big Jacks Creek Wilderness
  • Bruneau - Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness
  • Craters of the Moon National Wilderness Area
  • Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
  • Gospel Hump Wilderness
  • Hells Canyon Wilderness
  • Little Jacks Creek Wilderness
  • North Fork Owyhee Wilderness
  • Owyhee River Wilderness
  • Pole Creek Wilderness
  • Sawtooth Wilderness
  • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

    Bruneau Dunes State Park National Conservation Areas:
  • Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area [Official Site]

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • International Selkirk Loop
  • Northwest Passage Scenic Byway
  • Payette River Scenic Byway
  • Pend Oreille Scenic Byway
  • Pioneer Historic Byway
  • Western Heritage Historic Byway

    Idaho State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Bear Lake State Park
  • Bruneau Dunes State Park
  • Castle Rocks State Park
  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Coeur d'Alene Lake Parkway State Park
  • Dworshak State Park
  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve
  • Farragut State Park
  • Harriman State Park
  • Hells Gate State Park
  • Henrys Lake State Park
  • Heyburn State Park
  • Shoshone Falls, along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway
  • Lake Cascade State Park
  • Lake Walcott State Park
  • Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area
  • Malad Gorge State Park
  • Massacre Rocks State Park
  • McCrosky State Park
  • Niagara Springs State Park
  • Ponderosa State Park
  • Priest Lake State Park
  • Round Lake State Park
  • Three Island Crossing State Park
  • Winchester Lake State Park

    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • City of Rocks Back Country Byway
  • Elk River Backcountry Byway
  • Fort Henry Historic Byway
  • Gold Rush Historic Byway
  • Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
  • Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Byway
  • Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway
  • Lost Gold Trails Loop
  • Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway
  • Mesa Falls Scenic Byway
  • Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway
  • Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway
  • Owyhee Uplands Back Country Byway
  • Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage Scenic Byway
  • Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway
  • Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway
  • Sacajawea Historic Byway
  • Salmon River Scenic Byway
  • Sawtooth Scenic Byway
  • Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway
  • St. Joe River Scenic Byway
  • Teton Scenic Byway
  • Thousand Springs Scenic Byway
  • White Pine Scenic Byway
  • Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway
  • Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

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