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You could see a lot of Central Idaho in a day, but you wouldn’t be doing yourself much justice. With the Northern Rockies running through a mountainous region carved up by rolling rivers, mountain streams, the second-largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states and elk, deer and pronghorns dotting the landscape, the terrain can slow your travels, but it’s breathtaking. Therefore, driving — and occasionally hiking, biking or rafting — is the best ways to see Central Idaho. It would really take the better part of a lifetime to explore all the natural wonders and unique character and culture of the region, but spending the better part of a week in the area is always highly rewarding.
Central Idaho can also be reached via commercial flights to airports in Hailey, which offers seasonal daily flights, Boise (which also requires a one- to three-hour drive to most area attractions) or Salt Lake City, Utah (which is about a five-plus-hour drive to the region).