Welcome to Idaho, a land of rugged beauty and millions of acres of wilderness. With a landscape that ranges from sub alpine to desert, granite mountains to fertile farms, lakes and waterfalls to canyons and gorges, Idaho is a study in geographic diversity. Hell's Canyon, at 7900 feet, is the deepest canyon in North America, deeper even than the Grand Canyon. And the Shoshone Falls, on the Snake River, are higher than Niagara Falls.
The Idaho potato is known around the globe, and two thirds of all the processed potatoes produced in the United States are grown in Idaho. Idaho has the greatest stand of white pine trees in the country. And the state is first in the country in production of silver. In addition to silver mining, gold, lead, zinc, and copper are all produced in Idaho.