Mesa Falls

One of the most beautiful as well as accessible waterfalls around, Mesa Falls is about an hour’s drive from Rexburg (45 miles).  Mesa Falls is actually two waterfalls: The Upper Falls is more famous, and has a walkway that provides a close up view, while the Lower Falls can be seen from a scenic overlook Continue »

The Sand Bar

The Sand Bar in St. Anthony is a little public park next to the river.  It’s called the Sand Bar because there’s  a strip of sand (that I assume was imported from the Sand Dunes) along the bank of the river.  There’s a diving board and a water slide, and best of all it’s free! Continue »

Beaver Dick Park

Just 5 miles outside of town is a free campground called Beaver Dick Park.  Beaver Dick Park is a popular gathering place among college students, for bon-fires, camping, and water sports. Facilities The park’s facilities include: fire pits, a children’s playground, volleyball nets, bathrooms, and a boat dock.  Its position next to the river makes Continue »

“R” Mountain

The famous ‘R’ Mountain (officially called the North Menan Butte) is just west of Rexburg, and can easily be seen from campus.  A popular hike among students, “R Mountain” also holds the title for the world’s largest tuff cones. Interesting fact:  The Menan Buttes were formed thousands of years ago, when a volcano erupted directly Continue »

Camus Wildlife Refuge

Camus National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful area for bird-watching or site-seeing.  Consisting mainly of lakes and marshes, it  is home to a variety of birds and wild life.  During the peak times of migration (March to April, as well as October) there are tens of thousands of birds within the refuge.  The Park is Continue »

Darby Canyon Wind Cave

The hike up to the Wind Caves is beautiful. There are multiple waterfalls and gorgeous scenery to take in.  At the end of the hike are the Wind Caves.  The cave is deep and usually has a steady breeze coming out of it because the cave is actually a natural tunnel.  It goes through the Continue »

The Teton Dam Site

The Teton Dam Site can still be seen just east of Rexburg.   For those of you that don’t know, the Teton Dam burst in 1976 and caused major devastation to Rexburg and Sugar City  (see page 33 for details). You can still go to the dam (what’s left of it) and even hike down to Continue »

The Spud Drive-In

The Spud drive-in is a fairly famous drive-in theater, with a uniquely Idaho flair.  The main screen adorned with an Idaho licence plate and an old ‘46 Chevy cab-over truck with a 2 ton potato on it’s bed.  If you happen to have a starving student card you can get 1 free admission. How to Continue »

Green Canyon Hot Springs

Green Canyon is a hot spring-heated, swimming pool east of Rexburg. Open all year round, the 96 degree pool is one place you can enjoy a dip in the winters of Rexburg. Pool hours vary, depending on what time of year it is.  During winter the pools are only open on Friday and Saturday and Continue »