Idaho National Parks
The road to California carried over 250,000 gold-seekers & farmers to the gold fields & rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's - the greatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped west - reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers.
Scenic granite spires and sculptured rock formations dominate this landscape, which offers opportunities for rock climbing and camping.
Protects a stunning array of volcanic features and hosts a number of plants and animals adapted to live in the harsh volcanic and high desert environment.
Protects world's richest known fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago, and includes large concentration of Hagerman Horse fossils.
In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis & Clark opened a window onto the west for the young United States.
The 73-acre site in south-central Idaho commemorates the relocation during World War II of Japanese-American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry who were ordered out of their homes as a security measure.
The 38 sites of the park in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington preserve and interpret the history of the Nez Perce people.
As the harbinger of America's westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.
Mixing geothermal activity with the natural world of the Wild West, America's first National Park exemplifies iconic Americana.