Eastern Idaho is no stranger to year round outdoor adventure. An ideal gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the unique ecosystem of this region provides many opportunities for recreation amidst breathtaking scenery. Fish blue ribbon trout streams and experience some of the lesser-known pleasures, like a lively ride on Rexburg’s antique carousel, a huckleberry milkshake in Victor and a night of old-fashioned family fun at the Spud Drive-In in Driggs.
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Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about eastern Idaho.
- Where can I ATV or off-road in eastern Idaho? All over the region. Try Big Springs Loop in Island Park, Railroad Right-of-Way in Ashton, Kelly Canyon near Rexburg, and the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.
- What winter experiences can I try? Hundreds of miles of on-and-off trail snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding at Kelly Canyon Ski Resort or Grand Targhee Resort, Nordic skiing, or take a dip at Heise or Green Canyon hot springs.
- What can I do in eastern Idaho as an alternative to visiting Yellowstone National Park? Wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, floating the Teton or South Fork of the Snake rivers, see grizzly bears at Yellowstone Bear World, or a hot air balloon ride over the Teton Valley.
- Where can I find fall colors in Eastern Idaho? Explore the Mesa Falls and Teton Scenic Byways. Swan Valley, Palisades Reservoir, Henry’s Lake and Fall River also have fall foliage.
- Are there historical sites or museums to visit? Yes. Try the Museum of Idaho, Idaho Potato Museum, Johnny Sack’s Cabin at Big Springs, Legacy Flight Museum, Mesa Falls Visitor Center, Harriman State Park, and the Teton Geotourism Center.
- Where can I fish on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River? There are five public access points: The Upper, Box Canyon, Harriman Ranch, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway, and The Lower. Fishing guides throughout eastern Idaho can put together your ideal trip.
- Where can I find ADA accessible fishing locations? Ashton Reservoir, Becker Pond, Henry’s Fork, Henry’s Lake, Jim Moore Pond, and Mud Lake.
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