Idaho has some of the most breathtaking scenic drives in America, captivating travelers from all over the country with its stunning landscapes. Everything from the majestic Sawtooth Mountains to the winding Salmon River, Idaho offers an array of natural wonders that are totally worth checking out.

Today, we're sharing the top 5 reasons to check out these scenic drives (from Boise) and sharing a list of the best drives to go on etc.

1. Spectacular Views: This one seems like a given, but the views are amazing. Imagine cruising along the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway with the glimmering waters of Lake Pend Oreille on one side and tall trees and mountains on the other.

2. Outdoor Adventures: Straight up, Idaho is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and not only do these drives serve as scenic gateways, but they offer a plethora of recreational activities along the way. Hiking excursions, fishing, camping, and more.

3. Uncover Hidden Gems: While Boise has its own charms, exploring these drives reveals hidden gems and lesser-known towns. You can discover new shops and restaurants etc. Plus, you can make pit stops along the way at any city or town you'd like.

4. Unwind and Recharge: I'm just gonna say it... we work too much, Boise! It's nice to take a break and escape the daily routine, unwind, and recharge our batteries, you know? Open roads and fresh mountain air is a great way to recharge.

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