ISU is at the heart of an outdoor-lover's paradise. It's a short drive to some of the West's greatest natural wonders (Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons) and the most exciting outdoor recreation in the country. Prominent activities include, biking, hiking, fishing, camping, climbing, skiing, and boating to name a few.
Founded in 1889, Pocatello is known as the "Gateway to the Northwest." As pioneers, gold miners and settlers traveled the Oregon Trail, they passed through the Portneuf Gap south of town. Stage and freight lines and the railroad soon followed, turning our community into a trade center and transportation junction.
Pocatello still carries on this tradition with excellent air, rail, and ground transportation at the intersection of I-15 & I-86. We offer access to cutting-edge telecommunications services and are home to many high technology companies.
All this plus we are just minutes to a day's drive away from the best recreational opportunities the West has to offer! Outdoor Life magazine recently ranked Pocatello 5th in their second annual survey of the 200 Best Towns for Sportsmen.