Explore Eastern Idaho

 

Eastern Idaho is beautifully settled between the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states and two national parks – Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons! This beautiful area is full of adventure, economic prosperity, and growth. Aside from being the Potato Capital of the World, Eastern Idaho is home to two major universities Idaho State University (ISU) & Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-I) and home to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Department of Energy’s largest U.S. site. Eastern Idaho is the state’s center for technology, research, and development leading the way in energy innovation, and cybersecurity. Explore Eastern Idaho and all its natural beauty, economic and career growth opportunities.

 

Living in Idaho

 

Idaho is a beautiful state composed of endless mountains, rivers, and giant green hillsides. More than 70% of the state is designated for public use with plenty of scenic landscapes and outdoor activities to keep you busy. Idaho has approximately 107,651 miles of river ranking #5 on the list of most river miles in a state. Here in Idaho, you can also discover incredible natural hot springs. Some are so remote that you can only ski, hike or 4X4 into. Idaho is home to some of the finest dry fly fisheries in the world. Whether you are looking to catch a 24-inch rainbow trout on a salmon fly of prefer exploring remote freestone rivers full of native cutthroat, Idaho has it all.

 

World Class Fishing

According to “The Outdoor Trip,” Idaho is rated #4 for trout fishing. A prime location is Henry’s Lake located in Island Park, Idaho. Anglers visiting Henrys Lake can fish for cutthroat trout, brook trout and rainbow-cutthroat trout. Henrys Lake contains some of the largest brook trout in the United States and holds the Idaho state record brook trout at 7.2 pounds.

Idaho Falls is a great place! We have two boys, 12 and 14 years old and they love to play outside, ride bikes, fish, camp and ski. Idaho Falls, has a ski resort 20-30 minutes from town, Jackson Hole is about an hour away and Yellowstone National Park is about an hour and half away. Family oriented community with tons of fun stuff to do!

Keith Bailly Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

History of Innovation

 

Idaho has a long history of innovation. Philo Farnsworth of Rigby, Idaho is credited with the creation of the first electronic television set, and J.R. Simplot is the man behind frozen french fries. Idaho’s inventors harness brilliant ideas that change the world, and that still holds true today.

 

The Idaho Falls area is very family oriented with plenty of outdoor activities for all age groups and through all seasons of a year. We have been able to enjoy hiking, fishing, snowboarding/skiing, disc golf, and other traditional sports as a family. What I like about working in Idaho Falls is that there is a wide array of positions with varying levels of expertise. Six years ago I changed careers and was able to find entry level positions to get experience and grow my knowledge and career.

Pono Finlayson System Administrator, CRI Advantage

Yellowstone National Park

Just 100 miles from Idaho Falls, Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It's also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.

Fun Idaho fact

At around 7,900 feet, Idaho’s Hell’s Canyon is the deepest gorge in the United States, even deeper than the Grand Canyon.

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