Pocatello, the Gate City of the Pacific Northwest, is situated in Southeastern Idaho along the old Oregon Trail, bordering on the Snake River Plain. It is the second largest city in the state with a population of approximately 50,000 and is the transportation, distribution and industrial center of Idaho. Pocatello covers an area of 21.25 square miles and is 4,448 feet above sea level. Average rainfall is 12.47 inches annually. Average snowfall is 40.3 inches. Average temperature is 24.5º F in January and 71.9º F in July. Pocatello is ideally situated between Yellowstone National Park and Sun Valley. Within a 150-mile radius are outstanding attractions including Lava Hot Springs, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and Grand Teton National Park.
Pocatello Children's Clinic - The seven pediatricians have nearly 100 years of combined experience and most have University of Washington Clinical Faculty appointments. The Children's Clinic is a sky walk away from the Portneuf Medical Center which is the only hospital in Pocatello and is a county owned entity. The hospital is divided into two campuses, East and West. The West campus houses the main hospital, ER, Life Flight and the Inter -Mountain Cancer Treatment Center. The East campus houses a new Cardiovascular center and will be the site of the new hospital. An excellent ambulance service, Med Alert, is also available to the community on a 24-hour basis with fully trained experts maintaining the service.
Pocatello has community and cultural events, plenty of recreations opportunities, historic sites and of course has all the usual bars and fast food places, plus many great local and chain restaurants.