Idaho Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The largest city in Idaho is Boise
- Nicknamed 'Gem State' as almost every known gemstone has been discovered in Idaho
- Highway 95 connects the North to the South
- Consists of 44 counties
Idaho Mini Guide
Idaho’s landscape is dominated by the Rocky Mountains to the extent that huge parts of it are designated as national parks. Almost every type of scenery can be found in Idaho (known as the Gem State), from forests to deserts, and from mountains more than 3,000 metres high to America’s deepest river canyon. While Boise
is the capital of Idaho and the state’s largest city, almost everything to the north of Boise is contained in either a national or a state park.
With a whole host of rivers, lakes, peaks and volcanic landscape it is no wonder that walking, hiking and skiing are some of the most popular pastimes in Idaho. Sun Valley and Sandpoint are two of the prime skiing spots within Idaho, while you can see weird volcanic formations at the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Car rental Boise is the quickest way to drive to Sun Valley which is one of the best ski resorts in America and capable of accommodating 23,000 skiers every hour.
From Idaho it is also possible to get to one of America’s most iconic parks. The Old Faithfull geyser within Yellowstone National Park can be reached via the Idaho Falls. Of the many other natural sights to see in Idaho some of the most popular are the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail and the City of Rocks National Reserve.
Idaho is also noted for being the home of some of the best potatoes in America and a centre for lumber. It is possible to drive into Idaho from Salt Lake City
in the state of Utah
which borders Idaho to the south. Interstate 84 leads to Boise which is where Idaho’s main airport is located. Delta Airlines, Southwest and Untied Airlines are some of the main companies to offer flights to and from Boise.