Oh yeah...you heard it here first! The most beautiful sand dunes in the USA exist in Idaho. I know right? Who would of thought? Idaho! (please feel free to debate this sandy claim in the comment section!)
After a quick Columbia River stop in our last post, ETC's epic road trip continues as we travel to Bruneau Dunes State Park. We pulled into our car camp site on a weekday in the summer. There were only about 2 other campers on the grounds that night - perfect - empty campsites are the best.
As Amber relaxed tent-side with the feline, I set off on a golden-hour sand dune hike. I had the whole place to myself - it was epic.
I would highly, highly, highly recommend exploring this area if you live close or are passing through. Sand hiking and sand boarding is encouraged and vehicles on the dunes are a no-no. There is an observatory on the grounds with several telescopes open to the public on various nights. The lack of light pollution and big sky is perfect for stargazing. I'm telling you: Bruneau Dunes State Park the best kept state park secret in the West! The most beautiful dunes in the country!!!
~Paul, Amber ETC