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I just love that I don’t have to travel far to find recreation in Pocatello, whether it’s disc golf, mountain biking, or fishing.
A quiet and laid-back winter vacation, that’s also affordable and authentic? Yes please! The Eastern Idaho Yellowstone Teton Territory offers travelers adventure, rest and rejuvenation that won’t rob their wallets. From skiing the slopes of Kelly Canyon to a low-key ski tour to Upper Mesa Falls, adventures come in every size. This 3-day loop is recommended for travelers venturing from Idaho Falls, but can be easily modified for any vacation.
Fall brings a vibrant show of colors in Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone Teton Territory. With leaves changing through September and early October, it’s a great time to be outside and soak in the beauty. The valley starts to cool off in the fall, but there are still plenty of accessible outdoor activities to enjoy. Sounds of elk bugling ricochet through the hills, and being able to witness the elk rut is a special event. Spend at least a few days exploring eastern Idaho this fall, and you’ll fall in love with what you find.
Pocatello checked a lot of travel boxes for me. There were plenty of outdoor experiences, yet when the rain came, I found endless museums to explore. The food exceeded my expectations, and I fell in love with the neon signs downtown. I felt like life ran at a slower pace, and made for a wonderful vacation. In no particular order, here are some experiences that you should hit when visiting Pocatello, Idaho–the “Gateway to the Northwest”.
Technically I drove my way through Southeast Idaho, but I connected all points of interest following the allure of the state’s fresh, natural waters. I found turquoise blue water, naturally carbonated water, and even natural hot springs that seemed to cure every ail imaginable. With a swimsuit and a pair of water-ready sandals, I hit the road.
Having just arrived in Idaho Falls I stepped out and looked at the water then down the path. I couldn’t hear her, but I could see her coming towards me.
She was rocking a hot pink helmet and carving back and forth on a skate board of the same color. Directly behind her were two friends pushing along on scooters. The falls in the background provided a gentle hum to the surroundings. Children cruised back and forth while couples strolled hand in hand with the falls acting as the pulse of the city.
Although the words “falls” and “jumping off” are normally a dangerous combination, that’s not the case in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It’s the perfect “jumping off” point to national parks and other unique sites and experiences.
Seeking a laid-back road trip? A journey that takes you through the heart of American history while also appreciating natural wonders? Whisk yourself away to Southeast Idaho, where the crowds are few and the attractions are plentiful! Three days is never enough on any vacation, but this itinerary will offer a sampling of the region and leave you yearning for more.
There is no better place to vacation this summer than Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone Teton Territory. Truly, this place is a paradise for any and all outdoor adventures! Singletrack trails weave through stunning scenery, and in the evening you can curl up next to the campfire. Not to mention killer live music lineups and Friday night rodeos! If you crave water, there’s no better place to play than Palisades Reservoir. With at least a few days, you can begin to enjoy the best of eastern Idaho’s summertime.