Emigrant Road - An Oregon Trail Adventure
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A Land Of Fracture
Soda Springs to Fort Boise, Idaho


Map Copyright Southwind Productions

Key to listings along the journey roughly east-to-west:

Abbreviations
NP
SP
National Park
State Park
SHP
SHS
State Historical Park
or Site
NM National Monument
NRA
SRA
National or State
Recreation Area

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Point of interest as featured in Emigrant Road

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Point of interest also featured in Emigrant Road

Dark Gray

Point of interest not featured in Emigrant Road
 
Things to see and do along today's Oregon Trail
 
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Hooper Spring, in park n of Soda Springs (aka "Beer Spring", picnic areas, playground)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Captive Geyser, center of town of Soda Springs (geyser-on-a-timer)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Wagon ruts on Oregon Trail Golf Course, Soda Springs (in the rough)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Sheep Rock, w of Soda Springs (views of the Bear River, Hudspeth's Cutoff, markers, early graves)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Lava Hot Springs (relaxing spa, tubing in the creek)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Fort Hall replica, off I-15 exit 67, then 1 mi n on US30/91 in Upper Ross Park (re-creation of fort, exhibits, deer, bison and elk in pen nearby)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, Ft. Hall (craft fair, rodeo, powwow dances, August)
Craters of the Moon NM, Hwy 20 (lava flows, ice caves, remote scenic areas)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Massacre Rocks, off I-86 exit 28 (camping, picnic area, hiking trails)
Register Rock, sw of Massacre Rocks (emigrant signatures, picnic area)

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City of Rocks NRA, 4 mi w of Almo via dirt roads (hiking trails, emigrant signatures, scenic area)
Milner Ruts, n of Hwy 30 (interpretive panels, walk on Oregon Trail)
Stricker Store, se of Twin Falls (old trading post, discarded wagon parts)
Shoshone Falls, in Snake River Canyon ne of Twin Falls (boating, picnic areas)
Perrine Memorial Bridge, Twin Falls (views of Snake River Gorge)
Sun Valley Lodge ice show and buffet, Sun Valley (world-class skating talent on an open-air rink, on summer evenings under the stars)

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Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Thousand Springs, Buhl (scenic area)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions 1000 Springs Tours, off SR30 (great boat tour of river and springs)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Malad Gorge SP, sw of I-84 exit 147 (views of gorge, trails, picnic areas)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Three Island Crossing SP, Glenns Ferry (annual parade and re-enactment of Snake River crossing, August)
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Bruneau Dunes SP, Bruneau (high dunes, wildlife viewing)
Bonneville Point, se of Boise (historical marker, view of Boise)
Indian Map Rock, Celebration Park, s of Nampa off Map Rock Rd (petroglyphs, ancient map of Snake River valley)
Ft. Boise replica, in park at e end of Parma (interpretation of original fort)

AREN'T WE THERE YET?
WAGON'S BROKE, OXEN TIRED, I WANNA GO HOME
OREGON OR BUST


Additonal Image Credits:
Map: Darin Tompkins

Produced by Southwind Productions