Did you know that Idaho is in the middle of two of the most dangerous tourist attractions? 

The first is off to the northwest, and its nickname is Mount Fuji of America. It offers over 200 miles of trails, wildflowers, and glassy lakes—a popular hiking destination for enthusiasts who climb to the peak's summit and enjoy the mile-wide crater. This tourist attraction killed 60 people in 1980, yet people continue to enjoy this natural attraction. 

Mount St. Helens in Washington is one of the two most dangerous tourist attractions that Idaho neighbors. According to LoveExploring, "The fatal eruption has been described as the most destructive in US history, and the site did not reopen until 1986." With the expectance of it erupting again with the recent activity in 2004 with steam, ash, and earthquakes, the USGS keeps a close eye on Mount St. Helens. 

Mount St. Helens Eruption Watch Continues
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As Mount St. Helens is an active volcano, the second most dangerous tourist attraction that Idaho is neighboring could be deadly because of stupidity. There are over 2.2 million acres of this national park, the very first US national park established on March 1, 1872, according to LoveExploring. Yellowstone National Park, part of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, has over 10,000 geothermal sites, hot springs, and animals who will assume you're invading their space. 

Photo by Laminda Nickla on Unsplash
Photo by Laminda Nickla on Unsplash

Here's where stupidity is why Yellowstone National Park is one of the most dangerous tourist attractions. While most visitors are respectful enough to enjoy the natural elements of Yellowstone National Park, there is a handful of those whose common sense disappears. Close encounters with geysers can cause third-degree burns or even death. Therefore, it should be easy to follow the guidelines to protect visitors, but since 2000 there have been over 20 related fatalities. What about the countless visitors who misbehave and are in a regretful situation with a buffalo or other animals in the park? Have you seen the videos? 

This video footage is from 2022. 

There's plenty more where that came from.

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