(2002-04-08) Near the junction of S34 and U30 ... heading toward Soda Springs.
(2002-04-08) Look toward the Hudspeth Cutoff.
(2002-04-08) There is a substantial drop between Fish Creek and Lava.
(2002-04-08) The Hudspeth cutoff crossed this pass through the Caribou mountains to save the northward track through Fort Hall.
Hudspeth s Cutoff
(2002-04-08) Near fish creek summit in the Caribou Mountains on US 30.
(2002-04-08) US 30 clings to the North Slope of the Portneuf Drainage above Lava Hot Springs.
U30 into Lava
(2002-04-08) Standing on Highway 30, looking into Lava Hot Springs.
Lava Hot Springs
(2002-04-08) One of the mountain shoulders overlooking Lava Hot Springs. Highway 30 by passes the town on the North.
(2002-04-08) West of Lava Hot Springs.
(2002-04-08) US 30 crosses Fish Creek Pass a little bit north of the Hudspeth cutoff. This cutoff became the main route for the Oregon Trail. Weary travellers would stop for a soak at Hudspeth s Cutoff Lava Hot Springs.
(2002-04-08) Looking into the Portneuf Valley from US 30
U.S. Highway 30
US30 through Wyoming and Idaho is much like historic route 66 through Arizona, and New Mexico. It was the old highway across the US, winding its way through the center of many western towns. Its traffic has been usurped by Interstate 80 and Interstate 84. However, you can still have some adventures when you get off the Interstate and onto the old road.
On the Road
Interstate 84 (56 pictures) I86 and I84 replaced highway 30 through Idaho and Oregon. The freeway starts at Pocatello and runs through Portland.
Lava Hot Springs (63 pictures) Lava Hot Springs is a spa and resort town in the Caribou mountains east of Pocatello.
Twin Falls, Idaho (18 pictures) Highway 30 runs south of the Snake River through Twin Falls. A short detour will bring you past both the Twin Falls and Shoshoni falls.