Southeast Idaho is full of surprises. Hike to a hidden mountain lake, explore miles of hiking and biking trails, visit the famous Idaho Potato Museum and end the day with a soak in the hot pools in the city of Lava Hot Springs. Southeast Idaho is a destination for outdoor lovers and it’s no secret why. In Pocatello, home to Idaho State University, take advantage of the 50-mile City Creek Trail System for biking and hiking.
Visit the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello to learn about Idaho’s indigenous people; experience the pioneer journey at The National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier; and see Register Rock, where pioneers inscribed their names as they passed through Idaho at the present day Massacre Rocks State Park. When the snow falls, explore Pebble Creek Ski Area or tackle the hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails available in the region.
Set your adventure mode to turbo with a trip through Southeast Idaho. With off-the-beaten-path experiences at every turn, you’ll soon learn why this part of Idaho is a destination for outdoor lovers. Miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails, a hidden mountain lake and savory dishes in an unexpected setting are just a sample of the adventures that await.
Getting to Southeast Idaho
Whether you pack up the car or hop on an airplane, this list of scenic byways and nearby airports will simplify your travel plans.