Idaho Falls in Southeast Idaho

Idaho Falls was named after Matt Taylor who build a bridge (toll) across the Snake River in what is now Historic Downtown Idaho Falls. The town name of Idaho Falls changed to Eagle Rock, named after a rock island about seven miles North of Idaho Falls on the Snake River. This was an area that several eagles called home, living and fishing on the Snake River. Later, it was voted by the people to rename it back to Idaho Falls and has remained the name to date.

Many of the towns population works out at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), both in-town or about 30 miles West of Idaho Falls at the reactor sites. The town of Idaho Falls is growing at an enormous rate, new shops, restaurants, and other retail shops are popping up everywhere. Since Idaho Falls population past the 50,000 mark a few years ago, it's opened the gates for large retailers and employers to make there way here to open new places.

If you're into outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, and hunting, this is the place to be. Within an hour of downtown there are many, many spots to play in the wilderness, float the Snake River, hunt most times of wild game, or just go for a nice hike. Idaho Falls ranked in the top ten on Ink Magazine's list of "Hottest Small Cities" in the United States.

Idaho Falls is located in Southeast Idaho (Latitude/Longitude North 43 29.528   West 112 02.150) Nearby cities and miles away (as the crow flies), and driving time: Jackson Hole, Wyoming: 64 miles (1.75 hours), Ashton, Idaho: 49 miles (1 hour), Sun Valley, Idaho: 118 miles (2.5 hours), Pocatello, Idaho: 48 miles (50 minutes), Boise, Idaho: 211 miles (4 hours), West Yellowstone, Montana: 93 miles (1.75 hours), Blackfoot, Idaho: 21 miles (1/2 hour)