Explore the Albion, Idaho, and surrounding area with an RV rental from RVshare. The most popular options in this area are travel trailers that start as low as $75 per night. You can also find Class A motorhomes that start at $99 per night, Class Bs that start at $89, and Class Cs that start at $100 per night.
Boise, Idaho is just under three hours to the northwest of Albion and is the capital of Idaho. The Boise River Greenbelt offers visitors a number of trails and parks along the banks of the tree-lined river. Spend the day visiting the aquarium of Boise or the Idaho Botanical Gardens. The Old Idaho Penitentiary Site offers history buffs a chance to explore 30 historical buildings with special exhibits.
Pocatello, Idaho is about 81 miles to the east and borders the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. It is also the largest city in Bannock County. You can spend a couple of days learning at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, picnicking or hiking at Sacajawea Park, or exploring an old copper mine at Mini Berkeley Pit.
Providence, Utah is 128 miles to the southeast and is next to the Great Salt Lake. Aside from the abundant opportunities for fishing, you can also observe wildlife at the Millville Face Wildlife Management Area. Spend a day at Zootah, a small zoo that features lemurs, bobcats, elk, and the largest collection of birds in the region. If you are more an art aficionado, you can admire the collection of art on exhibit at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.
Trappers were the first to come to the area that is now Albion Valley in 1864. The valley was originally called Marsh Valley, and the site where the city of Albion now sits was called the Marsh Basin. Those in search of gold and silver soon followed, and the valley was being used to raise cattle by 1868. Settlers began arriving in 1871, and the Marsh Basin soon became a major junction for freight wagons.
By 1875, there were 14 families living in the valley, and a school was built in the southeast part of the valley. In 1876, Ralph Howell and his family built a house three miles to the southeast of what is now Albion. The area where the house was built is now the Mahoney Ranch. In 1880, Bascom and Robinson bought the townsite, and it was plotted for city lots. By 1885, the town had four saloons, three hotels, several stores, a skating rink, and a livery stable. Fast forward to today, and the city has a population of just 414.
While the town of Albion is small, there are plenty of things to do. Learn about the Old West, the Oregon Trail, the unique architecture, and Native American history at the Albion Valley Historical Society. Pomerelle Mountain Resort offers outstanding mountain biking trails in the summer and skiing in the winter. Eat some of the best barbecue in the state at PiggySue Bar-B-Que and go fishing, hiking, and camping at Independence Lakes.
Twin Falls, Idaho – Twin Falls is known as the "Gateway to the Snake River Canyon." Shoshone Falls is located in the canyon, as is Perrine Bridge.
15+ Gas Stations
1 Rest Area
3 Nearby National Forests
8 Nearby State Parks
Basalt, Idaho – This small town has less than 400 residents and sits along the Snake River offering access to fishing and small-town vibes.
1 Gas Station
2 Nearby National Forests
3 Nearby State Parks
Lincoln, Idaho – Lincoln is located just outside of Idaho Falls. There are lots of kid-friendly activities here, including Battle Zone, Kids' Town, and East Idaho Museum.
10+ Gas Stations
2 Rest Areas
2 Nearby National Forests
3 Nearby State Parks
Grand Teton National Park is just about 4 1/2 hours to the northeast of Albion. There, you will find some of the most stunning panoramic views of mountains, valleys, and crystal clear mountain lakes. The area is home to an abundance of wildlife that includes elk, antelope, moose, bison, black bears, grizzly bears, and more.
Yellowstone National Park is 235 miles to the northeast and is maybe the most iconic park in America. At this park that sits on top of a dormant volcano, you can experience hot springs, geysers, fumaroles, boiling mud, mountain views, and some of the best trout fishing. The wildlife is abundant here, and the park is home to huge herds of bison, elk, and deer. You may also see bears, moose, badgers, otters, foxes, and wolves.
Great Basin National Park is about 340 miles to the southwest. This park was established in 1986 and consists of more than 77,000 acres of protected land. At this park, you can see ancient bristlecone pines and explore caves. The Wheeler Glacier, the southmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, is also here. With over 800 species of plants, 238 species of birds, and 16 species of mammals, this park is a paradise for nature lovers.
Massacre State Park is a short 46-minute drive to the northeast of Albion and sits on a section of the Oregon Trail. This 990-acre preserve offers visitors miles of hiking trails to explore. It also has opportunities for climbers looking for a challenge, and a glimpse into the history of the emigrants that used the Oregon Trail. The Snake River offers abundant opportunities for fishing, and the lack of light pollution and high elevation makes for a great opportunity to stargaze.
Bear Lake State Park is just under three hours to the southeast and, as the name suggests, encompasses Bear Lake. The lake offers opportunities for fishing, lying on the beach, water sports, and scuba diving. Because of the unique color of the water and white sandy beaches, Bear Lake is often called the "Caribbean of the Rockies." You can rent boats and skiing equipment at this park which has plenty of camping opportunities.
Willard Bay State Park sits on the banks of the Great Salt Lake and is located 122 miles to the south of Albion. At this park, you can rent a paddleboat, pontoon, or Jet Ski or spend the day swimming in the calm waters of Willard Bay. You can even rent water trampolines. Fishing for crappie, walleye, and catfish is also a popular activity at this state park.
There are several unique monuments and landmarks near this small Idaho town, including Craters of the Moon National Monument, where you can see vast expanses of lava flows dotted with sagebrush. At Fort Hall, Historic Monument is a place where you can see the last remaining parts of a fort used as a fur trading post in 1834.
District IV: Large Group Music Festival – Enjoy music from a large group at this festival held at the King Fine Arts Center in April.
Mimosa Festival – Celebrate all things mimosa at this festival held in February at the Revolution Concert House & Event Center.
Treefort Music Fest – Held in March, this festival includes music, film, yoga, beer, and comedy.
Snake River Canyon Rim Trail – This out-and-back trail has a waterfall and is a good choice for all skill levels. It is accessible year-round and offers a stunning view of the Snake River.
Milner Historic Recreation Area – The Oregon Trail passes right through this recreation area. You can even see the ruts created by their travels through the area.
Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge – The 26,699 acres of the refuge are home to a stunning number of different species. If you are looking for a place to view wildlife, this is it.
There are some great campgrounds located in Twin Falls, Idaho, about an hour to the west of Albion. Rock Creek RV Park has full hookups, good cell reception, and allows pets. Twin Falls 93 RV Park has full hookups, low rates, and showers. Anderson Camp offers both pull-through and back-in sites, a hot tub, showers, good cell reception, and allows pets.
You will also find a number of options for dump stations near Twin Falls, including Anderson Camp, which charges $8. Intermountain Motor Homes & RV Park is free for registered guests but charges a fee for visitors. You will have to call to get their current rate. The Jerome County Fairgrounds is free.
Twin Falls is also the place to go for great RV storage options. Twin Falls Budget Storage is an outside facility that is fenced and offers 24/7 access. Villa RV Storage has 24-hour video surveillance, a keyed entry, and is completely fenced. Muni Storage has enclosed and covered options with 24-hour video surveillance.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Albion, ID, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Albion?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Albion from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Albion?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.