Rexburg gets a lot of flack for being extremely cold, which is true. But what people don’t realize is that it’s surrounded by a lot of beauty! The truth is, Rexburg is a great place to live. Living here has given me the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful sites! However, some of these spots are harder to get to once it starts snowing. So, here is a list of places you should try to hit up before the snow hits!
- Yellowstone National Park
Obviously, I have to put Yellowstone National Park on here. It’s hands down the coolest place I’ve ever been to in the United States because SCIENCE. There’s a reason why people travel from all over the world to see this place and we conveniently live an hour and a half away from it. As soon as heavy snow hits you won’t be able to make it through the park with a car so hurry and go see this national park as soon as possible!
- Darby Wind Cave
Maybe you’ve heard of the Darby Wind Cave and maybe you haven’t. It’s about an hour and twenty minutes from Rexburg and totally worth the drive. Mid to late October is probably the latest you’ll be able to make it without too much snow so plan a trip with your friends and head there this weekend. Enjoy a beautiful hike with a great view!
- Bear World
Get a little taste of Yellowstone National Park at Yellowstone Bear World, located right in Rexburg. Experience bears, wolves, bison and more up close and personal! You may even get the chance to feed the bear cubs.
- Mesa Falls
Mesa Falls is definitely a must see if you’re living in or close to Rexburg. Enjoy a scenic walk to either the upper or lower falls. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Mesa Falls is the last waterfall on the Snake River to remain untouched by manmade forces.
- Phelps Lake
Phelps Lake is a little bit further of a drive but trust me, the views do not disappoint. It’s located in the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve within the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming so if you go, make a full day out of it and visit downtown Jackson as well!
- Goldbug Hot Springs
Located in Salmon, Idaho, Goldbug Hot Springs is Idaho’s most beautiful, natural hot springs. No other hot spring compares to the beauty of Goldbug. To get to this impressive landmark, you have to hike about 2 miles in and out but it’s absolutely worth it.
- Camping at Kelly Canyon
Kelly Island Campground is a closer option than some of the others I’ve mentioned previously. Camp along the Snake River before the snows hits and enjoy the beauty of the trees changing colors! Kelly Canyon is and inexpensive and closer option for camping. If you’re there, be sure to hit up the Heise Pizza Parlor, for delicious pizza!