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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Cities & Towns
Take the Road Less Traveled
Eastern Idaho is brimming with unexpected discoveries … Start your journey in Idaho Falls, and venture off the beaten path to uncover a treasure trove of nearby adventures.
Get to Know IdahoNeed some ideas for your next Idaho road trip? Check out these travel tips and start planning your adventure.
7 Awesome Day Trips Near Idaho Falls
While you could spend all your time in Idaho Falls, it also offers amazing access to lakes, hot springs and hiking.
Explore Idaho's Gateway to Yellowstone National Park
Island Park is an ideal way to experience the area's natural wonders.
Add These Stops to Your Eastern Idaho Road Trip
Eastern Idaho is filled with history, scenic views, and quirky attractions.
A Mountain Biker’s Guide to Fall in the Teton Valley
This scenic valley offers diverse mountain biking terrain for any skill level.
Cycling and Fishing Along the Ashton to Tetonia Trail
This rails-to-trail ride offers access to unbeatable fishing and jaw dropping views.
Need Help Planning Your Next Adventure?
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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Head in the CloudsFlying to Idaho? Check out Pocatello Regional Airport in Pocatello, Idaho Falls Regional Airport in Idaho Falls, or the Boise Airport in Boise for the most convenient access.
Places to Stay
From camping under the stars to cozy cabins, vacation rentals and hotels, find the accommodation that fits your every need.