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The county seat and largest city is Soda Springs. Soda Springs is nestled in the beautiful southeast Idaho mountains where the wagons of Pioneers left their mark on their way to Oregon. The Oregon Trail Bear Lake Scenic Byway and the National Pioneer Historic Byway cross paths in Soda Springs. The weary travelers often stopped at Hooper Springs and many other local natural springs to rest where natural carbonated water bubbles up from the ground, which gives Soda Springs it's name.
The County offers great Cross Country Ski Area in Kelly Park. The famous Highline Recreation Trail offers 55 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The natural surroundings of the area also provide a great opportunity to enjoy nature as you cut a trail of your own. Enjoy Snowmobiling on groomed trails, without the crowds. Trail Canyon, Diamond Creek, and Wood Canyon are among the many areas popular with outdoor recreationalists throughout the winter.
Whether you enjoy rifle or archery, the areas surrounding Soda Springs offer great hunting grounds for elk, bear, deer, moose, turkey, and more. Ample populations of cutthroat trout, yellow perch, and rainbow trout as well as crappie, small, and largemouth bass are found at the Alexander Reservoir and Blackfoot Reservoir just outside of Soda Springs. Great fishing can also be found at the Bear River, Diamond Creek, and other great waters that are found in the areas of Southeast Idaho surrounding Soda Springs.
Walk in the footsteps of the pioneers while looking out over the beautiful valley and Alexander Reservoir. The nine hole, 36 par golf course at the Oregon Trail Country Club is open to the public. Golf equipment is available for rent if you forget to bring your clubs.
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If you are visiting Idaho for the first time it can take years to explore this mountainous state. We recommend three areas you might find interesting:
Bear Lake County which contains Bear Lake, a large scenic lake often called "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its intense turquoise blue water;
Lemhi County family oriented adventures, from fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, to white water rafting, and kayaking;
Adams County with gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and, to the west is the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America.
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