Why Do I Need a Car in Idaho?
Regardless of whether you are moving to a major city like Boise, or a small town, or even a village, you will probably want to stick to your vehicle. Keep in mind that Idaho is one of the most spread out states in the country, which means that getting from A to B might sometimes take hours. In addition, given the varying nature of Idaho’s climate, relying on buses all the time might not be a smart idea. Luckily, driving in Idaho is fairly easy. The state is served by a number of freeways, which make commuting a breeze. However, keep in mind that Idaho is among the few states that lack a freeway that connects their two largest cities. This means that if you are planning on traveling from Boise to Coeur d’Alene and back, you might want to plan your trip carefully.
Major freeways running through Idaho are:
– US 2, that spans over the Bonner and Boundary Counties;
– US 12, that extends from the Washington state line to the Montana state line;
– US 93, a north-south route that runs from Nevada to Montana;
– US 95, a north-south highway that spans near the western border;
– Interstate 15, that connects the state of Idaho with California and Montana;
– US 20, that begins at the Oregon state line and ends near the Yellowstone National Park;
– US 26, that begins at the Oregon state line, runs through Boise, and enters Wyoming;
– US 30, that runs through Fruitland and Plymouth, exiting the state near McCammon;
– Interstate 84, also known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway;
– Interstate 86, a 63-miles long highway that connects I-84 to I-15;
– Interstate 90, that connects the states of Washington and Montana through Idaho;
– Interstate 184, an auxiliary highway of Interstate 84.
If you wish to see a complete map of the state’s freeways and routes, click here.