Blackfoot in Bingham County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Continued pressure from below has made great cracks in the contorted surface. This lava solidified only a few thousand years ago, and not very much soil covers it yet. But vegetation is getting a start, and unless new flows intervene, windblown soils will cover these rock layers. Then the surface here will look the same as the surrounding plains, which also are layers of lava and windblown soils.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 287.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 18.174′ N, 112° 16.104′ W. Marker is in Blackfoot, Idaho, in Bingham County. Marker is on Interstate 15 at milepost 101.3, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackfoot ID 83221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles Cedar Point - Basalt (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 7 miles away); Covered Wagon (approx. 7 miles away); Alridge School (approx. 7 miles away); General Store (approx. 7 miles away); Sheepcamp Wagon (approx. 7 miles away); Pioneer School Bus Replica (approx. 7 miles away); The Barn (approx. 7 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker(s) are located at the North Blackfoot Rest Area, both north- and south-bound. Hiking trails for Hell's Half Acre are available at the Rest Area.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.