Love to Ski
We have over 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails through scenic forested mountains and over powdery valley floors. Scout Mountain-Mink Creek and the Inman-Pebble-Toponce areas have warming shelters for both Nordic skiers and snowmobilers.Snowmobiling In Pocatello
Love to Golf
Love Ross Park
The Ross Park area includes the Aquatic Complex, the Pocatello Zoo, the Fort Hall Replica & Pocatello Junction Town Site, a skate park, playground equipment at Pleasureland, a band shell, a sand volleyball court, and plenty of room for picnics and playing.
A water slide, lazy river, and kiddie pool with aqua gym provide water fun for all ages.
View all the native species of birds and animals of the Rocky Mountains in a unique, natural setting.
Fort Hall Replica &
Both skate boarders and rollerbladers can perfect their skills & jumps at the public facility.
Love those Trails
Pocatello Hiking, Biking and ATV Trails
There are more than 1,000 miles of recreational trails around Pocatello for biking, horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and ATVs.
The main City Creek Trail gains almost 1,000 feet in elevation from the Grant Street Parking Lot to the last connection with City Creek Road. While the difficulty level of this trail system is graded with the “average” hiker or rider in mind, beginners should use caution on most Pocatello area trails, because even the “easy” trails require some skill and fitness. Additionally, several fantastic trail "Loops" can be found stemming off of the main trail along City Creek such as the famous “prison loop” which is a combination of the Bench, Prison, Bump, Serengeti, Sullivans, and Mushroom Trails!
Idaho Parks and Rec has an ATV & Bike Trail Map website! Zoom into the area you are interested in, choose the type of trail and print the map! Click on a trail and a window shows trail details and weather conditions! You can also export it to Google Earth using Export to KMZ.
Alternative Satellite CCMA Trail Map368 KB
City Creek Management Area Trail Map brochure1.8 MB
City Creek Management Area Simple Trail Mape262 KB
The US Forest Service has online Trail Maps for ATVs for Southeast Idaho.
Soda Springs ATV Trail Map
Montpelier/Bear Lake ATV Trail Map
West Side North ATV Trail Maps (Pocatello, Lava, Inkom)
West Side South ATV Trail Maps (Malad, Downey, Clifton, Oxford)
You can also pick up those printed trail maps at all area Forest Service offices Monday through Friday.
|Westside Ranger District
4350 Cliffs Drive
Pocatello, ID 83204
|Soda Springs Ranger District
410 East Hooper Ave
Soda Springs, ID 59758
|Westside Ranger District
195 South 300 East
Malad, ID 83252
|Montpelier Ranger District
322 N. 4th Street
Montpelier, ID 83254
Trails for your Smart Phone
Map a trail route with your phone or GPS and add trip photos to your map. Here's a samples of what you can do.
West Fork Mink Creek near Pocatello Idaho on EveryTrail
Map your trip with EveryTrail
Out of State visitors DO NOT have to register their ATV, UTV or Motorbike in Idaho if they already have their vehicle properly registered in another state.
Required Equipment ATV/UTV and Dirt Bikes on paved roads:
HI/Low Beam Headlight
Taillight and Brake light
Rear view Mirror
Registration/Insurance on Vehicle
New Lic Plate with Off Road Sticker
Helmet Under 18 Yrs of Age
**Cannot ride on any STATE or FEDERAL maintained roadway. County roads o.k. unless restricted by individual county, city, etc.
Love the Greenway
The Portneuf Greenway has nature filled trails at either end of the community and islands of green for ordinary pedestrians in the Historic Old Town area. It includes 13+ miles of walking and biking paths along the river in town. It is open to bikers with a courtesy eye out for runners and walkers. The Greenway provides a place for visitors and resident to ride bikes, hike, walk, jog, rollerblader, and for physically challenged people to exercise and experience the natural beauty of Pocatello Idaho.
Love Ice Fishing
Plan Your Ice Fishing Trip to Southeast Idaho!
Many of our thirty one reservoirs and lakes are accessible for Ice Fishing. You may need to snowmobile into the more remote ones. There's great ice fishing at Bear Lake for the Bonneville Cisco, a species found nowhere else on earth.
Catch limits vary widely in the region and licenses are required. Short term and season non resident fishing and hunting licenses and official information publications are available at sporting goods shops in each community.
You can also get this information online from the Idaho Fish and Game at:
Bird Watching Tour of Southeast Idaho
Bear Lake and Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuges along with Curlew National Grasslands headline the forty five birding sites in Southeast Idaho. Avid birders will want to experience the Bear River area between Preston and Downey, the bird sanctuary at Sterling, and the Snake River area between American Falls and Massacre Rocks State Park. All 45 birding sites are listed and each species is indexed on the chart in the publication below:
|Fowl at the Pocatello Zoo||Many Ducks Breeds at the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge||Sand Hill Cranes at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge|
|Sage Grouse at Curlew National Grasslands||Over 200 bird species at Massacre Rocks State Park||Canada Geese along Downey's Marsh Creek|
|Ducks caught off season in Southeast Idaho||Portneuf Valley Audubon Society|
Love to Fish
For more than a decade, the idea of a community fishing pond right here in Pocatello has been the dream of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The three-acre community fishing pond is located at the Edson Fichter Nature Area, behind Indian Hills Elementary on Cheyenne Avenue in Pocatello.
The fishery will be stocked with rainbow trout ranging in size from 10-inch catchables to lunkers weighing almost six pounds. About 200 of the yellow-phase banana trout - a public favorite - will also call the pond home. The daily limit will be six fish. All anglers 14 years of age and older must have a valid Idaho fishing license. Anglers will be able to fish from docks and from an extensive open shore.
In the spring, the site will be covered with new vegetation, and future phases will include the completion of a paved pathway around the pond as well as the addition of landscaping, pavilions, picnic benches and other amenities.
Fish and Game appreciates the public's support and the many donors who gave time, energy and funds to this new community asset. For more information about the pond and the grand opening, please contact Fish and Game at 208-232-4703.