After the trailer was fixed we stopped in Eagle, Idaho for a night. Then we took the trek East to Southern Idaho. About 46 miles from Boise we took Hwy 20 toward Arco, Idaho. I was not looking forward to the long drive across the desert, but I was pleasantly surprised!
The area was actually rather beautiful.
The road follows (approx.) a path called Goodale’s Cutoff. This was a 230-mile long alternate route along the Oregon Trail that traveled along the Snake River. By 1862 it was used by emigrants to avoid hostilities with the local Native American Tribes.
Halfway through this area we stopped at a historical marker. This spot overlooked the rugged rock formations and mountains in the distance. It was amazing. We spent a few minutes just soaking in the view. I also took pictures of the wildflowers that popped up among the sagebrush.
But my favorite picture was of my son who was excited to see the rock formations and was awed by the view.
I forgot just how beautiful Idaho was; seeing it through the eyes of my kids for the first time made me remember.