"Idaho is known as the Gem State because it is truly a gem among states. In the north, along Interstate 90, you'll find lush green forests, picturesque lakes, and the historic silver mining town of Kellogg. In the south, along Interstate 84, you'll find deserts and history – the Oregon Trail that brought pioneers to the West passes through here. And in the middle, there's Highway 12, a scenic byway that parallels the Clearwater River that Lewi wrote about.
Terrific skiing and golfing, camping and hiking, and some great mountain biking on the Hiawatha Trail, which starts at the Montana border and ends 17 magnificent, graveled miles later, are all among the best spots to visit in Idaho."