Blackfoot and Bingham County

Bingham County Historical Museum
Jensen’s Grove and The Green Belt
Blackfoot Golf Course
Community Swimming Pool
Eastern Idaho State Fair
The Nuart Theater – Home of Blackfoot Community Players
Blackfoot Performing Arts

Close-by Attractions

Wolverine Canyon
Located northeast of Blackfoot, Wolverine offers hiking, whitewater rafting, camping, and fishing during the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling during the winter. All just minutes from Blackfoot!

Hells Half Acre National Landmark
This interesting interpretive nature trail takes visitors though an incredible 5,200 year-old lava flow with paved walkways and 25 engraved signs on the hike identifying aspects of the lava flow’s unique ecosystem.

The Hells Half acre lava flow, which emerged from a shield volcano, is one of many basalt flows on the Snake River Plain. It is relatively young, and it has only been partially colonized by vegetation. It is also a very large and mostly roadless flow. Nevertheless, it is near the population centers of Idaho Falls and Blackfoot, and Shelley, Idaho (less than ten miles). Interstate highway 15 cuts through a small portion of the flow. At rest stops on the Interstate, there are short paved walks providing an interpreted trail across the very rough surface.

Blackfoot River Canyon
For a great backcountry scenic drive, check out this portion of the Blackfoot River Canyon. It’s a smaller version of the Snake River Birds of Prey Area. Steep canyon cliffs, aspen and cottonwood trees support nesting golden eagles, prairie falcons, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls and other raptor species. Use turnouts along the road for parking and walk approximately 200 yards to the rim for viewing. A few road spurs provide access to the canyon bottom.

Bird Watching (click here for a Bird Watching Guide)
Snake River at Blackfoot & Wolverine Canyon
Conifer, Sagebrush Steppe, Forest Grouse

Surrounding Areas

An outdoor recreation paradise, Blackfoot is in the heart of some of the country’s best known recreational areas.

Craters of the Moon National Monument
Grand Teton National Park
Henry’s Lake State Park
Jackson Hole
Shoshone-Bannock Casino, Hotel & Event Center
Sun Valley
Yellowstone National Park