Pocatello Outdoor Recreation

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First ever Social Distance Fun RunWe're here.We're almost ready.Start is at 8 a.m. if you haven't signed up, you are too...
06/13/2020

First ever Social Distance Fun Run
We're here.
We're almost ready.
Start is at 8 a.m. if you haven't signed up, you are too late.

Oh, wait, it's Lance trying to work the computer....
See the frustration, feel the frustration, and laugh.

See you soon!

06/09/2020
Portneuf Health Trust

New paved trail in POKY. Thanks Portneuf Health Trust.

We are happy to announce the new Portneuf Hospital greenway trail! The trail is 1/2 mile long, and it stretches from the corner of Terry and George Parkway, to the south entrance of the hospital. This newly paved trail will help to connect other greenway trails in the community, and allow for safe walking, biking, and jogging.

Our Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness course starts this Friday at the Wellness Complex. Sign up at http://register.pocatell...
06/08/2020

Our Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness course starts this Friday at the Wellness Complex. Sign up at http://register.pocatello.us

A fun way to get some exercise and/or some relaxation!

Our kid rock class (session 1 of 3) starts on Thursday, June 4. There are still spots available. Sign up at http://regis...
06/02/2020
City of Pocatello

Our kid rock class (session 1 of 3) starts on Thursday, June 4. There are still spots available. Sign up at http://register.pocatello.us. Hour long classes provide youth with great skills, knowledge, and fun!

Parks & Recreation Software from Peak Software

06/01/2020

The Sunrise lions club disc golf complex has 45 holes including 36 pro tier holes across 3.5 miles of trails. All of it is FREE all summer.

Thank you Portneuf River Vision for creating more recreation activities!
05/29/2020

Thank you Portneuf River Vision for creating more recreation activities!

Ready to float! At BLM river access point just south of the Landfill. Rented our gear from Pocatello Outdoor Recreation! City of Pocatello - City Hall and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality staff will be mapping rapids down to Pocatello.

We're ready to help you with your rental needs! Make rental reservations 24 hours in advance (at least) at:https://rent....
05/29/2020
City of Pocatello - Outdoor Equipment Rental

We're ready to help you with your rental needs! Make rental reservations 24 hours in advance (at least) at:
https://rent.pocatello.us

Welcome to the City of Pocatello's Rental Program website. At this time we offer white water rafting equipment. Use the links located above to find your way through what we offer, how we operate, and what we charge. If it is to your liking, click the "Rent Now" button to be directed to our online re...

05/06/2020

As the Covid situation changes rapidly we are struggling to re-tool our large events to work with the best interest of our participants and to meet state and federal recommendations. To that end we are pushing back the June fun run to another date, still to be determined. We are also pushing our teen, tween and camp mink creek programs deeper into the summer. We will not offer programs before June 10. Then we will phase in programs from small to large. In the mean time go enjoy one of the many outdoor recreation spots we maintain including city creek, east mink creek, the disc golf courses and the Ross park climbing areas.

04/23/2020

Fun run tips and tricks.

03/11/2020

This is the final weekend for rentals at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center. Friday-Sunday 9-5. Trails will remain open beyond that to pass holders and fee box users as long as conditions permit. If you don't own gear this is the last chance for easy rentals. Conditions remain good in the afternoons. Mornings are hard for beginners.

Ski report. About 9" of snow, 15mph breeze, 48°F (9°C). The surrounding mountains are looking bare and Creekside is begi...
03/07/2020

Ski report. About 9" of snow, 15mph breeze, 48°F (9°C). The surrounding mountains are looking bare and Creekside is beginning to look a little patchy but the rest is very much skiable. As always, up toward high basin the conditions are the best.

XC ski report: 13" of snow, 52°F (11°C), sunny with gentle breeze. The snowy trails are softening, providing some great ...
02/29/2020

XC ski report:
13" of snow, 52°F (11°C), sunny with gentle breeze. The snowy trails are softening, providing some great carving terrain. We don't get many ski days THIS good.

This fun group enjoyed our February Snowshoe and Wine tour. Our last tour for the season is on March 1st at the Nordic C...
02/26/2020

This fun group enjoyed our February Snowshoe and Wine tour. Our last tour for the season is on March 1st at the Nordic Center. Meet at noon in the yurt, tour starts at 1:00. Bring your food, beverages, and friends- Designated drivers get free rentals. Questions? Message us!

Pictures are courtesy of Sheena Harper Photography! Go give her page a follow!

02/22/2020

Bluebird skies and fantastic trails make for an enjoyable day up at the Nordic Center today!

Hey, you should go Xc ski tomorrow.
02/18/2020

Hey, you should go Xc ski tomorrow.

02/17/2020

Open today (President's Day) until 5, we have snowshoes, skis, and tubes for rent! Come spend the day with us!

02/09/2020

How do we groom? Along with the Pocatello cross country ski foundation we have a wide variety of tools available. Here you can see the gator and ginzu provided through the Idaho falls Nordic ski patrol.

02/08/2020

Conditions are ICY.... kid classes are CANCELLED! If you choose to come up please use caution. Snowshoeing conditions are great! Think snow!! As we now have a great, solid, base.

Snow report: 37°F / 3°C and 11.5" of snow. The piston bully was grooming last night and left lovely corduroy. Come see i...
02/01/2020

Snow report: 37°F / 3°C and 11.5" of snow. The piston bully was grooming last night and left lovely corduroy. Come see it for yourself

Ahhh. A nice warm shower after a day of fun in the sun. The staff and volunteers worked hard to groom all the trails, di...
01/20/2020

Ahhh. A nice warm shower after a day of fun in the sun. The staff and volunteers worked hard to groom all the trails, dig out the yurt, and get everything refreshed for a busy week ahead.

We are open for the MLK holiday tomorrow from 9:00 to 5:00. Get the kids out of the house to participate in skiing, snowshoeing, or sledding.

01/19/2020
KPVI

It was a great day at the Nordic Center today, come practice tomorrow for next years race!

Weather report: 14" of snow, 28°F (-2°C) and barely a slight breeze. All of creekside and the race course were groomed l...
01/18/2020

Weather report: 14" of snow, 28°F (-2°C) and barely a slight breeze. All of creekside and the race course were groomed last night by the Piston Bully. Clear visibility makes these the best conditions we've had for the potato cup XC ski race in years!

Nordic center weather report: 15" of snow and -3°C (or 27° in 'F'reedom units).Trails were groomed this week and new sno...
01/17/2020

Nordic center weather report:
15" of snow and -3°C (or 27° in 'F'reedom units).
Trails were groomed this week and new snow & wind has covered them with a decent layer of powder. Get carving.

01/12/2020

Snowshoe and Wine today at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center! Plan your travel responsibly by bringing a designated driver. Designated drivers get a free snowshoe rental. Come enjoy all of the snow we've received!

3” Thursday and more in the forecast. Go XC ski this weekend at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center.  Http://Nordic.pocate...
01/10/2020

3” Thursday and more in the forecast. Go XC ski this weekend at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center. Http://Nordic.pocatello.us

01/05/2020

Easy skiing today at the East Mink Creek Nordic center. About an inch fell on top off fresh grooming. Great coverage on the trails and dog friendly areas north of the A Frame.

Creekside is groomed for skiing at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center.
01/03/2020

Creekside is groomed for skiing at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center.

01/02/2020

Conditions are excellent on the main loop and above.

01/01/2020

We are open at the Nordic Center on this New Years Day, come visit us!

Who has the guts?
12/31/2019

Who has the guts?

Ready for 2020?!?! We have been working hard to make this year’s events our best yet. Registration for all 3 of our 2020 events opens at midnight. Each year we sell out sooner and sooner so don’t delay and start the new year with a great goal by signing up!

12/14/2019

The East Mink Creek Nordic Center will be open by noon.
This is a soft opening, no rentals today but you can rent Sunday 9-5.

Our second great gift idea are cross country ski lessons! A great activity to enjoy as a family, healthy and fun. The da...
12/11/2019

Our second great gift idea are cross country ski lessons! A great activity to enjoy as a family, healthy and fun. The dates for these are listed below, some private parties may be available. Message us or comment on this post for more information!

New program this year, the Womens Snowshoe Escape. An overnight trip, meals, and quite the life experience. Sign up now ...
12/09/2019

New program this year, the Womens Snowshoe Escape. An overnight trip, meals, and quite the life experience. Sign up now while there are still spots left! This would make a great gift for that special lady in your life- get her a gift to enjoy the outdoors.

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Is there any news on the situation for the fun runs yet or still waiting?
Please delete if not allowed... I am looking for a man who was Mountain biking up Cusick Creek yesterday around 3-4 pm. He had a lot of things to say to my friend and I as we rode out horses, and I'd like to finish our conversation about trail use. He was about 6' tall, maybe 190-220 lbs, brown hair and beard, big mouth, and really had a seriously difficult time riding over hoofprints in the dirt. He also has no respect for women or for our horses and our safety. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, please let him know I'm looking to finish our conversation. He told me that people know who I am, and that he'd find out where I lived. I want to let him know that I'm here to help him know who I am and to tell him where I live. You did not frighten me sir. It's time to see how much of a coward you are now. Please contact me and face the music for your terrible behavior. Thank you. Also, thank you to everyone else who shares the trail with everyone, and who sees that safety and fun for everyone one the trail is the main goal. I've met many people on the trails (many of SE Idaho's trails) taking part in all forms of recreation and in many years I've had very few bad experiences. I also hike, mountain bike, ride dirt bikes, ATV, and go Jeeping around on appropriately marked trails on top of my horseback riding adventures. I care for the trails like everyone else does. I don't want his bad behavior to cast a bad light on anyone else in the mountain biking community. Picture of my horse riding at home for attention. She was the one that kept me safe yesterday while we were chased off the trail and harassed multiple times. I'm sure this man was hoping he could scare our horses enough to get us bucked off. Thank goodness my horse, and my friend's horse are better than average, but if he does this to someone else he will land someone in the hospital. Thanks for any information.
Thanks for doing an amazing job up at the Nordic Center, you guys! Went up there on Wednesday for the Connor Academy 4th & 5th grade field trip. It was great, and the instructors were great with the kids.
A brief infomercial on the 'East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center'.
I was skiing the other day and a very nice person checked my pass and she went on to tell me that it is important to check in at the fee box, even with a post-it not, if the office isn't open...that they track the volume in terms of use and it helps them with applying for future grant funds. I shared this today with some other people passing the entry gate and they, much like I, wasn't aware of the importance of self-reporting/checking in when the office isn't open. Is there a way to have a professional sign made for the entry to help communicate this? Of the 5 outings I made over the last week (while the office was closed), I've never seen anyone check in at the box and this could help raise some awareness of the importance of doing so...just my two cents.
East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center infomercial. For more info go to nordic.pocatello.us
Yes, it's true. We will be open. It is important to mention that the Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation grooms most nights at the Nordic Center. We appreciate them so much! Make sure you thank a groomer!
Fall creek falls, south fork of Snake river below Palisades dam. Just another day in our teen/tween summer program.
Thanks to the dedicated City employees and the volunteers for all the hard work making the Nordic Center great! And, I mistakenly took a black North Face down vest that looks like mine. I apologize and if it's yours, please PM me and I'll get it to you or bring it to the next work day.
How do we get our finish times from today? Random question I know :)
How do I rent kayaks from you
OVER THE TOP TRAIL RACE ANNOUNCEMENT Saturday, May 13th. 7AM -12:30PM Centennial Park/Pocatello City Creek For more infromation about the race go to pocatellorunningclub.org