Road Trippin' - Southern Idaho
Casey travels to Almo, Idaho to discover the small town charm of Southern Idaho and the beauty of City of Rocks National Reserve.
STAY & EAT - Almo Creek Output - The Outpost Steakhouse is a gem of a restaurant located in Almo. We serve 100% (Western Heritage) Steaks with all the trail blazin' fixins. Our ribeye steak is the Cowboy's favorite and rated as one of the top 5 steaks in Idaho, served with an ice cold drink and dessert. The Almo Creek Inn also offers condo style lodging with beautiful western decor. Choose from a deluxe room with a kitchenette and sitting area, or the Cowboy’s choice with a Jacuzzi in your room. Amenities include, full bathroom, kitchenette, king, queen, or twin size bed, refrigerator, and dining table. Every room has it’s own private patio out the back, and the two story rooms feature a balcony on the front looking over the valley. Spend - $100 - $140 - Website | Directions
FUN - City of Rocks National Monument - Established to protect and interpret history of the California Trail (1843-1882), but also well known for rock climbing, visitors can also ice climbing, snow shoe, cross country ski, horseback ride and camp in the winter months. City of Rocks also has outstanding winter photography and wildlife watching opportunities. - Website | Directions
FUN - Pomerelle Mountain Resort - If you are looking for “YOUR” private resort, come make some turns at Pomerelle. Nestled in the Sawtooth National Forest, our cozy lodge is located at 8,000 feet elevation and is just a 12 mile drive from the community of Albion, Idaho.Catering specifically to families enjoying and learning to ski or snowboard, this southern Idaho resort features 24 expertly groomed slopes. There are two terrain parks, and a vertical drop of 1,000 feet, serviced by two triple chairlifts and the 450’ Magic Carpet beginners lift. With an annual snowfall of 500," Pomerelle is usually one of the first Idaho ski resorts to open. Spend - $15 to $50 - Website | Directions
SECRET - Durfee's Hot Springs - Aching muscles and snowy fun melt away at Durfee Hot Springs. Since 2005 adventures, local residents and tourists have been soaking and swimming in the toasty therapeutic water. It is the perfect compliment to a day of fun at City of Rocks National Reserve or Pomerelle Mountain Resort. Some say the waters have medicinal properties and come from miles around to relax in the mineral hot springs. The three pools, including a 15x30 hot tub, 50x50 swimming pool, and a 10x20 kiddie pool are continuously flowing and free from chemicals, other than the bleach used for cleaning. Spend: Children $5; Adults $7 - Website | Directions
STOCK UP - Tracy's General Store - The store was constructed in 1894 and first owned and operated by the Harry and William Eames families. The store was a general merchandise facility, which served the needs of the homesteaders with everything from food staples, to tack, dry goods to tools and household items. Today it provides many of the same services including being a hub for locals and warm delicious cinnamon rolls. Stop in and visit with owners Kent and Janis Durfee. A meal at Tracy's General Store is like a visit with family, enjoy Janis's homemade lunch special or come for a cup of coffee and some friendly faces. Plus stock up on all your adventure needs before heading off! Spend: Varies - Website