The City of Burley, founded in 1905. Burley has a rich history dating back to the Oregon Trail migration. It’s location, next to the winding Snake River in the shadows of the mountains, has been a strategic place for centuries. It is home to the Oregon and California Trails along with more than thirty other pioneer trails. Burley is the county seat for Cassia County but portions of Burley are also in Minidoka County. To see its location click HERE.
There are over twenty three thousand people in Cassia County and over twenty thousand 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.
Burley enjoys outdoor activities year round. In the summer the beautiful Snake River is a haven for boaters, personal water craft and both trout and bass fishing. The mountains surrounding Burley are full of intense mountain bike and hiking trails, pristine lakes and hidden hot springs. Nearby the City of Rocks offers world class rock climbing with camping available as well. In the winter, Pomerelle Ski Resort offers 24 amazing runs. There are also many perfect getaways for snowmobiling and four-wheeling.
If you are interested in visiting the Burley area, please contact the Minidoka-Cassia County Chamber of Commerce. 208-679-4793 or visit their website at http://www.minicassiachamber.com/