A rainbow at Shoshone Falls, a nature attraction in Idaho

Idaho is a haven for nature lovers seeking unparalleled beauty and outdoor adventures. From roaring waterfalls to vast sand dunes, Idaho boasts a diverse range of stunning nature that makes it an ideal destination for travelers seeking a unique and immersive experience in the great outdoors.

The team at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch is here to help you embrace Idaho’s natural beauty. Here’s a preview of some of the natural wonders you can enjoy when you take a vacation to Idaho. 

St. Anthony Sand Dunes

The St. Anthony Sand Dunes are a mesmerizing expanse of rolling sand hills situated in the southeastern part of the state. Covering over 10,000 acres, these pristine dunes offer an otherworldly landscape for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Visitors can explore the area on foot, by off-road vehicle, or even try sandboarding for an adrenaline-packed adventure. For more information, check out our blog on the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Shoshone Falls

For those yearning to witness the power of nature in its rawest form, Shoshone Falls is a spectacle that should not be missed. Often referred to as the “Niagara of the West,” Shoshone Falls is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States. Located on the Snake River near Twin Falls, the falls plunge an impressive 212 feet—higher than Niagara Falls. Bring your camera; Shoshone Falls is the perfect spot for breathtaking photo opportunities.

Craters of the Moon

You’ll wonder if you’re in Idaho or an otherworldly setting when you visit Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. This unique and surreal landscape was created by volcanic eruptions long ago, with lava flows dating back 15,000 to 2,000 years. Walk along one of the largest lava fields in the U.S., admiring the cinder cones and sagebrush that mark this terrain, and explore the alluring lava caves. This is the closest you’ll get to experiencing the terrain of the moon on Earth. 

Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch

Outdoorsmen shouldn’t overlook the hunting opportunity of a lifetime in Idaho: success-guaranteed hunts at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch. We offer guided elk and buffalo hunts at the ranch and tailor the experience to fit your desires. No matter which weapon you want to hunt with or how much guidance you want during the hunt, we’ll work with you to create the optimal hunt. 

Our ranch in Newdale, Idaho, has everything a nature lover could want: a charming lodge with a wraparound deck, perfect for viewing the beautiful scenery, gorgeous sunsets, and the sounds of wildlife. Plus, we’re only about 45 minutes away from the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, a perfect day trip. 

Come experience the wide breadth of nature that Idaho has to offer. If you’re interested in adding a guided hunting expedition to your trip to Idaho, please visit our about us page or call 208-351-7301 for more information.