Tag Archives: hiking

The Ice Caves

For genuine high adventure, the ice caves are a true spelunking experience, while still being easy enough for any novice cave explorer. As you climb over rocks and crawl through tunnels there is the feeling of doing something venturesome and exciting, while still being safe enough for children (or your average college student) to traverse Continue »

Cress Creek Nature Trail

Cress Creek is a nice little hike near Kelly Canyon.  Often used for field trips by local elementary schools, it’s an easy hike that anyone can manage.  That doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthwhile hike though. The landscape itself is somewhat dry and shrubby, but the vistas that can be seen from the trail are Continue »

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 »

“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 »

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 »