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Idaho is a complex shape surrounded by almost-rectangles, for anybody who has ever looked onto a map. It not only looks like a leftover after all the surrounding states took their share. In a historical sense it is that too. But that leftover area has a greater north south reach than any of its neighbors, and it possesses some of the greatest scenery, for which its neighbors are famous, the north western canyons of Columbia tributaries, the arid fault block mountains of northern Utah, and also a few other types of scenery you don't find anywhere else, like the plateaus close to Twin Falls for example. So - the state with the Indian sounding name that was selected because it sounds (American) Indian - but actually is not - has a lot to offer in bike climbing scenery. Also - the elevation table can be a little misleading. Some of the highest summits are actually very small climbs, and some of the lower summits in the northern canyon areas are quite big.






 
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