Department of Dental Sciences

Idaho and the Rocky Mountain West Community and Recreation

Located in Southeast Idaho, in a growing urban area of approximately 70,000 people, Pocatello lies where three mountain ranges converge and meet the Snake River Plain. These surroundings provide not only natural beauty but also a moderating influence on weather conditions. Although the winter temperatures are often cold, the climate is pleasant with abundant sunshine.

Varied and excellent opportunities for bicycling, fishing, camping, backpacking, boating, whitewater rafting, hunting, and both Nordic and alpine skiing are just minutes away from Pocatello.

Within a three hours' drive, one can visit some of America's premier scenic and recreational areas, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee ski resorts, the Sawtooth Mountains, and the Salmon River country.