East Idaho Outdoors

Idaho Falls Bike Social at Gem Lake Bike Park Sept. 17

It’s time to get on those bikes for the annual Idaho Falls Bike Social at Gem Lake Bike Park on Sept. 17.

Snake River Ferry

SINCE ITS TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY TRANSFORMATION from a tumbling cascade into a beautiful (albeit semi manufactured) waterfall, our city’s namesake has been a magnet for locals and tourists alike.

Idaho After Dark

IN THE MORE ABLE-BODIED CHAPTERS OF MY LIFE, I did my best to rise early on summer Saturday mornings and hit the trails to shoot pictures, or hoof it around the local golf courses, or maybe stomp along the streambanks in search of trout.

White Waterin'

Idaho is known for its winter wonderland. And that means one thing comes in spring and summer: water.

Boating Destinations

To help provide boaters in our region with some real local options, we’ve come up with five popular lakes to consider.

Mama's Gotta Cach 'Em All

I am is a mom of five young kids who loves connecting with them and trying to keep up with their likes and dislikes. We love to walk around Idaho Falls playing Pokémon Go!

Shredding Snow

Snow was one of the things I was most excited about when I first moved to Idaho Falls. It took me sometime, but this year, I finally found my footing when it comes to enjoying the snow.

Along the Trail

Whatever speed you prefer, a hike is sure to get your heart pumping. Explore the Snake River, get a close look at wildlife, travel to a nearby city and have new experiences. Here are a few short hikes to get you safely started toward becoming a novice:

Pedaling the Peaks

Within minutes of any town in East Idaho, you can find yourself alone and free in some of the most intriguing terrain in the Western United States. Here’s a short list of our favorite area trails to hit from the saddle of a mountain bike.

First Run

We never get too ambitious during the first couple of rides each winter, so we look at it as a chance to put some miles on and hopefully not break anything.

Adventure Biking in East Idaho

At Eagle Rock Indian Motorcycle, we do more than just sell motorcycles to people. We share stories. We spread passion.

Lessons from the Boat

With my profession, I have the opportunity to hear fish story after fish story. Well, here's one of mine.

East Idaho for the Birds

For tourists and local sporting nuts alike, our region is well known for its blue-ribbon trout fisheries and healthy big game populations. Less appreciated, however, is its reputation as an avian corridor.

Respect, Not Fear

One of the benefits of living in a place like Idaho Falls is the ease of access to the outdoors, but it is important to remember that we are not alone in the woods and that a little precaution goes a long way.

Road Biking Paradise

Whether on a week-long trip or an afternoon ride, if you are on a road bike it’s because you are not in a hurry. For us, it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey.

The Falls of Greater Yellowstone Country

Few scenic vistas can match the grandeur of our region's iconic rivers and their thundering vertical cascades. Here's just a handful to consider for your upcoming adventures.

Meet the Experts

BEHIND EVERY STORY IS A WRITER WITH THE EXPERIENCE TO TELL IT. The compelling first-hand tales detailed in Explore East Idaho were authored by an expert staff with experience across the outdoor industry, from boating to snowmobiling to environmental cons

Star Bright

Follow Kris Millgate as she explores one of Southeast Idaho's dark sky designations.

Road Trip Essentials

Idaho Falls is a central hub within East Idaho for recreational opportunities.

Craters for the Curious

Craters of the Moon National Monument is as close to Idaho Falls as Yellowstone National Park. With smaller crowds and unique terrain, it is the perfect summer day trip!