What to See When You RV - Idaho Edition

Posted on April 4, 2018

For a unique mountain vacation, visit Sun Valley, Idaho for the opening of the winter season in November or the Film Festival in March. Festive events mark the magical Christmas season, with its snow-covered village and twinkling lights. Throughout the year, there are a plethora of activities for the whole family to enjoy, and motorhomes are the perfect way to get there.

The iconic Yellowstone National Park is a 3,500 square mile recreation area that covers parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Its most famous attraction is Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts regularly and can be seen from different vantage points around the park. Experience the “Old West” with a stagecoach ride or a horse-drawn wagon to a cookout. Explore different geological landforms, see wildlife, take a cooking class at the Lamar Ranch, hike assorted trails, enjoy magnificent views from myriad locations, or gaze at scalding hot springs on Yellowstone Lake.

Boise, the state’s capital, is called the “city of the trees,” making it a naturalist’s delight. For your touring pleasure, the downtown Boise Sunday Brunch tour is family friendly; a full day rafting trip calls the thrill seeker; or, for the adventurous, jet boats will get your heart racing. Visit Alpaca Ranch to see alpacas, miniature donkeys, horses, sheep, llamas, and chickens. What a grand experience for the kids, as well as the adults. Boise’s central location makes it a great “jumping off” point to other exciting locations in the state.

Hells Canyon, on the Oregon-Idaho border, is wonderful for exploring, fishing, rafting, hiking, and camping. The recreation area is usually open from early spring through late November. Experience the serene beauty of this remote part of the state. The considerable changes in terrain and elevation in this area make use of an RUV (recreational utility vehicle) a good consideration or utilize a Class A toy hauler for bringing along the various toys for your sporting pleasure. This wilderness landscape commonly has winter snowstorms and summer thunderstorms, so you want to be well prepared. A Class A motorhome or a Class C motorhome will keep you comfy when you return each day from one of the many adventures you are sure to have in this gem of a state. RVs are the perfect way to see Idaho because you will want to absorb as much of this wonder as possible and still have the luxuries you enjoy at home.

The jaw-dropping paradise of Palouse is for the lover of serene, pastoral beauty. Undulating green hills stretch across a 4,000 square mile area from Washington to Idaho. Its scenic byway presents many opportunities for photography, biking, hiking, fishing, and sightseeing. A motorhome, either a gas RV or a diesel RV, gives you the chance to travel the hundreds of miles of rolling hills and rural communities for a natural experience so often missing in our chaotic world.

One unusual attraction is the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot. Learn the history of potatoes and see the 25-inch Pringle, the world’s largest potato chip. Another is Custer Ghost Town in Custer, Idaho, where you can have a peek at what life was like in the 1870s.

The many must-see attractions in Idaho give visitors room to plan some of the most unique and exciting adventures on the North American Continent, and an RV makes it all the more enjoyable.

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