Located in the south central part of Idaho, hunting, skiing and recreation magnetically attract adventure-seekers to our area. Burley, Idaho is home to a wide variety of farming and other industries as well providing many opportunities for those who choose to work, live, and play here.
Burley is known for an annual Spudman Triathlon along with an Idaho Regatta. In the summer the beautiful Snake River is a haven for boaters, personal water craft and both trout and bass fishing. The Snake River cuts through ancient basalt lava flows, forming this canyon that extends for more than fifty miles and features two major waterfalls and countless springs.
The majestic Perrine Bridge spans the canyon nearly 500 feet above the Snake River near the site of famous daredevil Evel Knievel’s unsuccessful 1974 jump across the canyon. The Perrine Bridge is popular with BASE jumpers as the only location in the U.S. open to BASE jumping year-round. The mountains surrounding Burley are full of intense trails, pristine lakes and hidden hot springs. In the winter, Pomerelle Ski Resort offers 24 amazing runs. There are also many perfect getaways for snowmobiling and four-wheeling. Nearby the City of Rocks offers world-class rock climbing with camping available as well. The City of Rocks Scenic Byway is Southern Idaho’s jewel: A 49-mile journey of unspoiled, rural landscape that encircles the Albion Mountain Range. It’s jam-packed with amazing stops and makes a great weekend getaway.
There are over 23,000 people in Cassia County and over 20,000 in Minidoka County. Burley is the major commercial center for these two populations. The majority of the population for both counties live in close proximity to Burley. Students are served by the Cassia County School District as well as Minidoka County Schools. The College of Southern Idaho is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the state.
The City of Burley, founded in 1905, has a rich history dating back to the Oregon Trail migration. Its location, next to the winding Snake River in the shadows of the mountains, has been a destination for centuries. It is home to the Oregon and California Trails along with more than thirty other pioneer trails.
A semi-arid climate, featuring cold winters and hot/dry summers, is experienced in the Burley, Idaho area. On average, the city receives 20 inches of snowfall, 10 inches of rain and 203 days of sunshine annually.