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Gems in Eastern Idaho - 4

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gem Favorite Phantom Falls from the base of the falls.

Phantom Falls

(1) Hansen, ID
gem Favorite View of the distant hills along the North Crater Trail

Big Craters

(1) Arco, ID
gem Favorite Soak

Barney's Lake

(1) Arco, ID
gem Favorite Cinder view on a smokey evening.

Inferno Cone

(5) Arco, ID

Recommended Routes in Eastern Idaho - 14

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Favorite Taken during the "Cowbell Race Series: Soup in the Snow" event the first Saturday of every February.
Intermediate Intermediate

Upper Palisades Lake

14.4 mi 23.1 km 1,726' Up 526.16 m Up 1,726' Down 526.21 m Down

Irwin, ID
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Favorite Bell Marsh Creek at the trail junction.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Good Enough Mormon Loop

12.8 mi 20.6 km 3,374' Up 1028.3 m Up 3,376' Down 1028.98 m Down

Pocatello, ID
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Favorite No Photos
Intermediate Intermediate

Wolverine Road: Narrows to W's Divide and Back

16.3 mi 26.3 km 2,010' Up 612.51 m Up 2,009' Down 612.42 m Down

Ammon, ID
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Favorite Starting out on Cone, you'll immediately be treated to great valley views.
Intermediate Intermediate

Lower and Upper City Creek

6.0 mi 9.7 km 834' Up 254.23 m Up 833' Down 253.8 m Down

Pocatello, ID
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Favorite Looking to the north at the top of Baird you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tetons. Pictures don't do it justice.
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Baird Out and Back

9.2 mi 14.9 km 3,934' Up 1198.94 m Up 3,933' Down 1198.76 m Down

Victor, ID
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Favorite Lots of nice wildflowers with nice views.
Intermediate Intermediate

Kelly Mountain Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 745' Up 227.21 m Up 744' Down 226.81 m Down

Rigby, ID
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Favorite The scenery at Hell's Half Acre Lava Flow is not something you see every day!
Difficult Difficult

Hell's Half Acre

10.3 mi 16.6 km 515' Up 156.93 m Up 514' Down 156.68 m Down

Moreland, ID
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Favorite This is on the downhill stretch just before reaching the finish.
Difficult Difficult

Gnarly Bear 25k/50k Race Course

16.3 mi 26.3 km 2,903' Up 884.7 m Up 2,904' Down 885.27 m Down

Rigby, ID
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Favorite Look at the great view the trail provides.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Cress Creek Nature Trail

1.3 mi 2.0 km 287' Up 87.45 m Up 288' Down 87.71 m Down

Rigby, ID
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Eastern Idaho Hiking

  • 1,008 Miles 1,622 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 80 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 186 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 59 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eastern Idaho - 311

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Targhee Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
6.6 mi 10.6 km #2Sterling Justice
Difficult Difficult
Pocatello, ID
Difficult Difficult
Pocatello, ID
4.3 mi 7.0 km #3Lower Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID 13 
1.8 mi 3.0 km #4Upper City Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Pocatello, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Pocatello, ID
3.9 mi 6.2 km #5Over The Top
Difficult Difficult
Pocatello, ID
Difficult Difficult
Pocatello, ID
30.8 mi 49.5 km #6Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - Ashton to Tetonia
Easy Easy
Ashton, ID
Easy Easy
Ashton, ID
10.4 mi 16.8 km #7North Fork Indian Creek
Difficult Difficult
Hoback, WY
Difficult Difficult
Hoback, WY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Vineyard Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kimberly, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Kimberly, ID
1.9 mi 3.0 km #9Goldbug Hot Springs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
6.2 mi 10.0 km #10The Greater Blackfoot Area Greenbelt
Easy Easy
Blackfoot, ID
Easy Easy
Blackfoot, ID

Photos of Eastern Idaho - 437

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Wildflowers galore in the early summer, especially in the lower sections of the canyon.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Looking to the north at the top of Baird you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tetons. Pictures don't do it justice.
Jul 13, 2018 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Looking down into Waterfall Canyon as you head down the switchbacks to connect to Austin Canyon
Aug 18, 2021 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Sunrise from Inkom Pass along the North Boundary Trail
Jun 12, 2022 near Pocatello, ID
View from the trail.
Aug 22, 2022 near Challis, ID
View from the trail.
Aug 22, 2022 near Arco, ID
View from the trail
Aug 3, 2023 near Sun Valley, ID
Flowers at the summit.
Aug 19, 2023 near Arco, ID
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