Eating & Sleeping

Looking over the Hagerman valley towards the Monument.
A scenic view of the Hagerman valley dotted with farms, fields, houses, and melon gravel.

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The Hagerman Valley was altered over 14,000 years ago by the Bonneville flood, which gouged out canyons, moved house-sized boulders and left enormous sand bars. The Valley's landscape is dotted with an amazing number of melon gravels giving silent testimony to the colossal flood.

The Valley is a land of water, with hot and cold springs, volcanic lava flows, deep box canyons, fossil beds, and vast rock formations. It is the canyon of the mighty Pohogawa, River of the Sage Plain, as the Indians called the Snake River, with its rapids, whirlpools, waterfalls, and associated wildlife. It is a land of melon farming, waterfowl, deer, and trout. It is a land of hot summers and mild winters; a land that has served the Indian, the trapper, the emigrant, the settler, and the farmer and rancher for hundreds of years.

Today the town of Hagerman offers a number of services including: service stations, restaurants, a bank, and grocery store, as well as a number of little shops. There is lodging and campgrounds available in and near the town.

Last updated: December 12, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332

Phone:

(208) 933-4105

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