Founded in 1905 and named after David Ellsworth Burley—a general passenger agent of the Oregon Short Line railway—the city of Burley is the seat of Cassia County and host of the county’s Government Offices and Court House. With a population of 10,345 as of the 2010 census, Burley is located in Cassia County, although portions of the city are also in Minidoka County.
It’s also home to the Oregon and California Trails along with over 30 other pioneer trails. The Snake River in Burley is a haven for boaters, personal watercraft, and both trout and bass fishing. The river is also the location for both the Burley Lions Club’s annual Spudman Triathlon and the Idaho Regatta, which features the fastest inboard circle boat racing in the U.S. The mountains surrounding the city are known for their mountain bike and hiking trails, pristine lakes, and hidden hot springs as well as world-class rock climbing. In the winter, Pomerelle Mountain offers 24 ski runs and lots of opportunities for snowmobiling and four-wheeling.
Burley is a couple of hours away from Salt Lake City, and a day’s drive to Portland and the Canadian border.