Baron Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness in Idaho, USA
© Patrick Brandenburg/Tandem Stills + Motio
Discovering hidden gems. The hidden gems of Idaho
Idaho is called the Gem State due to the crystals, amethysts, opals, star garnets and other precious and semi-precious stones found in its mountains. But the nickname could also apply to its many spectacular natural landmarks. This is Baron Lake in the rugged Sawtooth Wilderness of central Idaho. It’s just a small corner of nearly five million acres of designated wilderness. Other highlights include Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. At 8,000ft deep, it surpasses even the Grand Canyon. And in southern Idaho you’ll find Shoshone Falls, towering 45ft higher than Niagara Falls, earning it the nickname: Niagara of the West.