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About Caribou County

Caribou County covers 1,766 square miles in southeastern Idaho, bordered by Wyoming on the east. 150 years ago, emigrants traveling to the west coast passed through it's valleys on the Oregon Trail. The "Oasis of Soda Springs" was an important landmark on the trail and became Idaho's second oldest settlement. Coming from Bear Lake Valley to the south, following the Bear River, the trail passed Soda Springs where it bent westward, passing through a gap in the mountains, into Gem Valley. Here the Bear River turns sharply south toward the Great Salt Lake, while the trail headed northwest across the valley and into the Snake River Basin.

Groves of Aspen and evergreen trees dominate the high mountains, watered by the heavy snows of winter. The lower slopes are sparsely forested with Junipers and other small trees and bushes, which give way to sagebrush and grasses on the foothills. Rocky outcroppings are common between the trees. The flat valley floors, coupled with irrigation water from the Bear River provide for agriculture.

The 2000 census reported 7,304 people living in Caribou County, mostly in Grace and Soda Springs.

While the mountains here were formed by being uplifted, the valley floors were formed by lava flows. All of Gem valley and the area around and north of Soda Springs sit on lava flows.

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Alexander Reservoir
Bancroft Substation Road
Blackfoot Reservoir
Blackfoot Reservoir Road
Blackfoot River Road
Blackfoot River
China Cap Road
China Cap
China Hat
Clemons Hill Road
Corral Creek Road
Crater Road
Dekay Road
Dike Road
Eight Mile Road
Gentile Valley Road
Government Dam Road
Henry's Cutoff Road
Hopkins Landing Road
Hubbard Pit Road
Indian Creek Road
Ivins Road
Lloyd Road
Long Valley Road
Lund Road
Meadowville Road
Niter Bench Road
Old Highway 30
Oregon Trail Road
Pebble Beach Road
Phelps Road
Power Plant Road
Reed Lane
River Road
Rock Chuck Road
Second Bridge Road
Smiths Road
Soda Creek
Sorenson Road
State Highway 34
Swan Lake Road
Ten Mile Pass Road
Bear River
Blackfoot River
Three Mile Knoll Road
U.S. Highway 30
Valley View Drive
Village Road

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