Discover world-class angling, geological wonders, pedal-powered playtime and waterfalls in Southeast and Eastern Idaho.

1. Island Park

Henry's Fork of the Snake River
Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Island Park. Photo Credit: Kirk Anderson

The spirit of fly fishing lives in the Teton Valley. This angler’s paradise is known around the world as a magical destination where fishing stories become fishing legends. Your saga begins at Island Park Reservoir, on the Henry’s Fork in East Idaho.

2. St. Anthony Sand Dunes

st anthony sand dunes
Exploring St. Anthony Sand Dunes. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism

St. Anthony Sand Dunes is a 10,600-acre sandbox of natural wonder. Carve some turns on a sandboard, or explore the dunes on an ATV. Tent camping and RV pads with services are available.

3. Teton Valley Trails and Pathways

Breathtaking views can be found in the Teton Valley. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism.

Road riders and mountain bikers alike will find a feast of roads and trails to devour. Enjoy your two-wheeled trek, but don’t get too distracted by your surroundings. The awe-inspiring mountain views and natural beauty can make it difficult.

4. Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools

Lava Hot Springs
Lava Hot Springs World Famous Hot Pools. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism.

This is a family-friendly oasis with a range of lodging to fit your budget. Options include hotels, camping, bed and breakfasts, and spa-style comforts. You’ll find a variety of soaking possibilities with hot pools and a water park within walking distance.

5. Mesa Falls

Upper Mesa Falls, Ashton. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism
Upper Mesa Falls, Ashton. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism

Experience the magnificent power of Mesa Falls on the Henry’s Fork. Enjoy the raw, natural beauty of this destination as water cascades 114 feet into the Snake River Canyon below. Continue your explorations of Mesa Falls with a stop at the Visitor Center for a history download then walk down the trail to Lower Mesa Falls for a double dose of waterfall adventure.

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Published on August 6, 2017