Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation


Discover new passions because of the captivating array of attractions and natural wonders in and around Bannock County and the Portneuf area.

Unwind and have a blast at Lava Hot Springs, an alluring natural hot springs resort featuring pools and water slides for ultimate relaxation and family fun.

Pocatello Zoo is a must-visit, home to over 100 animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, and birds, captivating families with young children.

Immerse yourself in history and culture at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, showcasing the captivating natural history of Idaho and the Intermountain West through exhibits, a planetarium, and an extensive collection of artifacts and fossils.

Step back in time at the Fort Hall Replica, a fascinating glimpse into the fur trade era and regional history.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be enthralled by the Pebble Creek Ski Area, a paradise for skiing and snowboarding, boasting 1,100 acres of skiable terrain and breathtaking mountain views.

Explore the Portneuf Greenway, a picturesque, paved trail system winding through the Portneuf Valley, connecting parks, historic sites, and scenic areas.

You can hike and explore the region’s stunning landscapes and trails, such as the Teton Valley Trails and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Cast your line in the Snake River, Henrys Fork, or the many mountain lakes and streams renowned for trout fishing.

Or camp in scenic areas like Bear Lake State Park, Harriman State Park, or the Sawtooth National Recreation Area