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Pocatello means many things to many people. To some, it’s the ‘Gateway to the Northwest’, with mountains and outdoor adventure on its doorstep. To others, it’s the home of Idaho State University, which comes with performing arts and sporting venues. Whatever your reason for visiting, attractions such as the Lava Hot Springs mineral pools or Zoo Idaho ensure you’ll fall for the city.

Rent a car in Pocatello for ease of exploration in Idaho. Roads out of the city lead to alien landscapes and iconic national parks. The roads are spectacular, making driving part of the joy of visiting Pocatello. Let Orbitz help you find the best rental car deal.

Pocatello and beyond: Idyllic Idaho

One of the main charms of Pocatello is its proximity to Idaho’s spectacular landscapes. We’ve picked three destinations to visit in your rental car.

Idaho Falls

The nearby city of Idaho Falls gains its name for the cascades that run through the city center. The attraction-packed city features a popular zoo, an acclaimed art museum, and the fascinating Museum of Idaho, which charts the story of the state. Join the River Walk that winds through parkland along the edges of the water to find the falls themselves.

Journey time: Around one hour

Distance: Approximately 50 miles

Craters of the Moon

This unusual national monument is just a short distance from Pocatello. You’ll swiftly realize why it got its name. The landscape was formed by lava flows, making it look like the lunar surface. A scenic loop through the park is one of the best ways to explore in your rental car, covering seven miles of the park and showcasing some of the most striking scenery.

Journey time: Around 50 minutes

Distance: Approximately 40 miles

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton’s northern neighbor Yellowstone gets most of the tourism attention, but this national park is just as impressive – and it comes without the crowds. It’s a destination for all seasons. Hike here in spring or summer, with your camera at the ready for spotting elk, bears, moose and more. Fall brings spectacular colors, while winter offers views of the mountain peaks and tranquil valleys covered in a thick, enchanting blanket of snow.

Journey time: Around two hours

Distance: Approximately 120 miles