About the Area
Pocatello is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! With a population of about 65,000 nestled in a valley of a mountainous area, “Poky” keeps a small-town feel. Located in the Southeastern area of the state, Pocatello is the home of Idaho State University and is within a 2 1/2 hour driving distance from Salt Lake City, Sun Valley, ID, Jackson Hole, WY, or Yellowstone Nat'lPark. The hospital is only 30 miles from Pebble Creek Ski Area and only a few miles from beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails. Pocatello provides museums, golf courses, a zoo, great outdoor activities, a historic downtown district, and boasts a low cost of living. The area is well represented with churches, social and service organizations, shopping areas, restaurants, etc.