Idaho - Caribou-Targhee National Forest - Montpelier & Soda Springs Ranger District
Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, trailbike riding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are just a few of the recreation pursuits available on the Montpelier Ranger District. The area administered by the District involves more than 400,000 acres and includes lands on part of the Cache National Forest as well as the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
The Soda Springs Ranger District headquarters is located in Soda Springs, Idaho. The Caribou-Targhee National Forests, Caribou Country, Caribou City, and Caribou Mountain were named after Jesse Fairchild, better known as "Cariboo Jack," one of the discoverers of gold on the mountain in 1870. He got his nickmane in the gold fields of Cariboo British Columbia.