Southeastern Idaho is a destination for outdoor lovers, and it’s no secret why. Hike to a hidden mountain lake, explore miles of hiking and biking trails, visit the Idaho Potato Museum and end the day with a hot spring soak. History seekers will find sites and museums connected to the Oregon Trail throughout this area as well as the Fort Hall Replica.
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36 Hours in Lava Hot Springs
Soak in hot springs, zip line, race down waterslides and make a splash while tubing the river.
Planning a Historical Family Vacation in Idaho
Just because summer is in full swing doesn’t mean the learning (or fun!) has to stop.
Idaho State University: A Weekend Guide to Visiting Pocatello
Discover the endless opportunities to experience Pocatello's culture, history and outdoor recreation.
The Idaho Birding Trail: Why You Should Check It Out
Southeastern Idaho is prime territory for birders.
Experience the Oregon Trail in Idaho
Learn about the experiences of Oregon Trail travelers and the area’s native inhabitants.
Learn About Idaho’s Native Nations
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are one of five federally recognized tribes in Idaho. Learn more about the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes at the Fort Hall Reservation or the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum.
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Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about southeastern Idaho.
Are there hot springs in southeastern Idaho?
Take a dip at Lava Hot Springs World Famous Hot Pools, Downata Hot Springs, Indian Springs Resort and RV Park, Bear River Hot Springs, Maple Grove Hot Springs.
Where can I find fall colors?
Try the City Creek Trail System or the Mink Creek Area.
What historic sites or museums can I explore?
National Oregon/California Trail Center, Historic Chesterfield, Butch Cassidy Museum, Fort Hall Replica & Museum, Paris Tabernacle, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, Massacre Rocks State Park, & Museum of Clean.
Are there good locations for birdwatching in southeastern Idaho?
Yes. A variety of terrain including marshes, lakes, sagebrush steppe, and mountain vistas makes this part of the state ideal for birdwatching. Check out
this guide for location and bird information.
Where can I find unique geologic or natural attractions?
Explore Minnetonka Cave, Bear Lake, Formation Springs Preserve, Soda Springs Geyser, Hooper Springs, and Tin Cup Canyon.
What is there to do in the winter?
Explore 600 miles of ski and snowmobiling trails at Pebble Creek Ski Area, or try Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, and ice fishing for Bonneville Cisco which are found nowhere else on earth.
Can you off-road/ATV in southeastern Idaho?
There are more than 1,000 miles of
motorized recreational trails available. Caribou Loop Trail, Birch Creek and Bloomington Canyon are just a few of the great locations to explore.
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