Bonneville Point (Section of the Oregon Trail)

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Bonneville Point (Section of the Oregon Trail)

Idaho

(208) 384-3300

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Overview

Stand in the same spot where Captain Benjamin Bonneville and his expedition party overlooked the valley he named Les Bois, site of the city that today bears the same name -- Boise. This scenic vista sweeps the entire Treasure Valley. The site is also an access point for the Oregon Trail and a place to hike, picnic, and view wildlife.

North Idaho is laced with lapis-blue swift-flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls and the greatest concentration of lakes in the Northwest. Southwest Idaho is a dramatic montage of desert, rivers and mountains that has lured visitors for centuries. Serene mountain lakes brim with trout, world-class whitewater waits to be kayaked and awe-inspiring canyons are home to birds of prey. And last, but certainly not least, Eastern Idaho is where the snow-capped peaks of the Tetons feed thundering waterfalls and free-flowing rivers, where wildflowers, pine and aspen create a kaleidoscope of autumn color and light.

Map of Bonneville Point Section of the Oregon Trail

Latitude, Longitude: 43.478398, -116.028349

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Directions

Driving

Ten miles east of Boise, Idaho: take the Blacks Creek exit (#64) off Interstate 84. Travel north on Blacks Creek Road four miles, then follow signs to Bonneville Point.

Phone Numbers

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(208) 384-3300

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