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Pocatello is located in southeastern Idaho in Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Power County. As of the 2000 census, the population of Pocatello was 51,466 residents. It is the fourth largest city in the state and in 2007, the city of Pocatello was ranked 20th on Forbest list of "Best Small Places for Business and Careers." Home of Idaho State University, Pocatello was an important stop on the first railroad in Idaho during the gold rush. It later became an important agricultural center. It lies along the scenic Portneuf River where it emerges from the mountains onto the Snake River Plain, along the route of the Oregon Trail. Pocatello offers everything from rodeos, casino gaming, an Indian Pow Wow, a wild west shootout, to lively nightlife and a new performing arts center. Outdoor recreation abounds and includes excellent fishing, biking and hiking trails, rock climbing, golf, skate boarding, skiing and snowmobiling. In fact, Outdoor Magazine ranks Pocatello number five in its list of "Best Fishing Towns." Other attractions in Pocatello include the Ross Park Aquatic Complex, the Fort Hall Replica, Pocatello Zoo, and the Portneuf Greenway. Pocatello is also home to eight cinemas, four theaters, which includes two dinner theaters, a symphony and summer outdoor bandshell concerts.

Surrounding areas: American Falls, Idaho (20.6 mi), Blackfoot, Idaho (22.8 mi), Lava Hot Springs, Idaho (29.2 mi)

Pocatello Vacation Rentals




Pocatello Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Ameritel Inn1440 Bench RdPocatello, ID (208) 234-7500
Bidwell Motel1335 S 5THPocatello, ID (208) 232-3114
Comfort Inn1333 Bench RdPocatello, ID (208) 237-8155
Cottontree Inn1415 Bench RdPocatello, ID (208) 237-7650
Holiday Inn - Pocatello1399 Bench RdPocatello, ID (208) 237-1400
Quality Inn1555 Pocatello CRK RdPocatello, ID (208) 233-2200
Ramada Inn & Convention Center133 W Burnside AvePocatello, ID (208) 237-0020
Red Lion Hotel Pocatello1555 Pocatello Creek RdPocatello, ID (800) 325-4000
Rodeway Inn835 S 5TH AvePocatello, ID (208) 233-0451
Super 81330 Bench RdPocatello, ID (208) 234-0888
Thunderbird1415 S 5THPocatello, ID (208) 232-6330
Towneplace Suites Pocatello2376 Via CaporattiPocatello, ID (208) 478-7000
Nendels Inn4333 Yellowstone AveChubbuck, ID2.5 mi.(208) 237-3100
Motel 6291 BurnsideChubbuck, ID2.7 mi.(208) 237-3880
Best Western Blackfoot Inn750 Jensen GRV DrBlackfoot, ID22.7 mi.(208) 785-4144
Super 8 Motel1279 PkwyBlackfoot, ID22.7 mi.(208) 785-9333
Home Hotel306 E MainLava Hot Springs, ID29.0 mi.(208) 776-5507
Lava Hot Springs Inn5 E PortneufLava Hot Springs, ID29.1 mi.(208) 776-5830
 
Bed & Breakfast
Riverside Inn & Hot Springs255 PortneufLava Hot Springs, ID29.1 mi.(208) 776-5504

Pocatello Weather & Climate

Southeastern Idaho has a four-season climate. The area's precipitation is approximately 20-30 inches, which is among the highest in southern Idaho, although the area is not in the mountains. This unusually high precipitation is due to the unique geography of southern Idaho and Yellowstone. The Snake River Plain was formed by the Yellowstone hot spot across southern Idaho, and it forms a moisture channel that extends from the Pacific Ocean to Yellowstone area. This southeastern corner at the head of the Snake River Plain and at the end of the Yellowstone moisture channel gets as much snow as the typical ski towns of Colorado. In contrast, summers are hot and humidity is low. Occasionally, moisture-laden air from the south produces thunderstorms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 16°F 1.14 in. -
February 39°F 20°F 1.01 in. -
March 48°F 27°F 1.38 in. -
April 58°F 32°F 1.18 in. -
May 67°F 39°F 1.51 in. -
June 78°F 45°F 0.91 in. -
July 87°F 50°F 0.70 in. -
August 86°F 49°F 0.66 in. -
September 75°F 41°F 0.89 in. -
October 62°F 33°F 0.97 in. -
November 44°F 24°F 1.13 in. -
December 33°F 16°F 1.10 in. -

Pocatello Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pocatello Regional airport (PIH) located about 6 miles northwest of Pocatello, the Idaho Falls Regional airport (IDA) located approximately 48 miles northeast of Pocatello in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the Arco Butte County airport (AOC) located roughly 66 miles northwest of Pocatello in Arco, Idaho, the Bear Lake County airport (1U7) located around 72 miles southeast of Pocatello in Paris, Idaho, and finally the Alpine airport (46U) located about 75 miles east of Pocatello in Alpine, Wyoming.

Pocatello Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Highland Golf CoursePocatelloID 
Riverside Golf CoursePocatelloID 
Hazard Creek Golf CourseAberdeenID18.8 mi.
American Falls Golf CourseAmerican FallsID20.4 mi.
Blackfoot Municipal Golf CourseBlackfootID22.7 mi.
Thunder Canyon Golf CourseLava Hot SpringsID29.6 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Snowshoe HollowAftonWY78.6 mi.
Snow KingJacksonWY95.6 mi.
Jackson HoleTeton VillageWY96.2 mi.
Sun ValleySun ValleyID110.4 mi.
Nordic ValleyEdenUT113.9 mi.
SnowbasinHuntsvilleUT117.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Indian Rocks State ParkID17.4 mi. 
Massacre Rocks State ParkID29.2 mi. 
 
Museums
Idaho Museum of Natural HistoryPocatelloID(Science)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Tautphaus Park ZooIdaho FallsID46.4 mi.


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