Three Helpful Tips for RV’ing in Idaho

When you think of Idaho, you probably think of one thing – potatoes. While there are plenty of those, there is a lot more to this beautiful state than what they harvest from the dirt. Idaho is a state with a diverse collection of incredible scenery, and it is a perfect place to enjoy traveling in your RV.

If you are looking for nice weather while on your trip, summer is certainly the time to go. Much of Idaho can get very cold in the winter months, and snow is common. Traveling in the summer or early fall will provide you with the best chance to experience sunshine, warm temperatures, and clear roads. Before you plan your RV vacation to the state of Idaho, consider the three tips below.

Shoshone Falls is just one example of incredible Idaho scenery.
Shoshone Falls is just one example of incredible Idaho scenery.

Tip #1 – Visit Coeur d’Alene

One of the top destinations for tourists coming to Idaho is Coeur d’Alene, and for good reason. Lake Coeur d’Alene is a beautiful body of water lined with tall evergreen trees. Recreation opportunities in the area are abundant, including fishing, boating, golf, hiking, biking, and more. While Coeur d’Alene itself is a relatively small town, Spokane, WA is just a short drive to the west if you need the services that a larger city can provide. Coeur d’Alene is very popular during the summer months, so be sure to book your RV spot well in advance.

Tip #2 – Gateway to Yellowstone

Have you always dreamed of visiting Yellowstone National Park? A trip through Idaho may be your best bet for accessing this famous destination. The west entrance to the park is just across the border from Idaho (into Montana and Wyoming), and driving up from Idaho Falls or Pocatello is an easy trip when the weather is good. Depending on the season and how far in advance you book, it might be necessary to stay outside the park (RV spots inside the park are limited).

Tip #3 – Sun Valley is Not to Be Missed

Made famous by its fabulous skiing opportunities, Sun Valley is a year-round destination of tourists with a variety of interests. During the summer months, skiing gives way to activities like golf and hiking, which are only enhanced by the stunning scenery in the area. Of course, if you are a skier, you should make an effort to come to Sun Valley at least once during the ski skiing. Sun Valley is a short drive east from Boise (less than three hours in good conditions).

There are plenty of things to do and see when you plan an RV trip to the state of Idaho. Those looking for a relaxing trip in their RV should strongly consider Idaho, as the states low population total means crowds are uncommon. Less than two million people live in the entire state, meaning you should have plenty of the road to yourself. Pick out two or three specific spots within Idaho that you would like to visit and enjoy your trip to the Gem State.

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