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Old 06-26-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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Can someone tell me about the area in the attached map, to the east of Ammon. On the map it looks like the farms stop and then the terrain turns to granite or some other rocky type terrain. Is this area elevated?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Can someone tell me about the area in the attached map, to the east of Ammon. On the map it looks like the farms stop and then the terrain turns to granite or some other rocky type terrain. Is this area elevated?
Technically, those are the foothills of the Blackfoot mountains. The green part, which is part of the Snake River plain, is only green because of irrigation land from irrigation canals drawn from the Snake River at higher elevations.

There's dryland farming on some of those foothills that appears as if it could be rock outcroppings when it isn't yet planted.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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There are some very nice homes in this area, among the few that have real views of the plain. Most views are looking up, not down in the Idaho Falls/Ammon area.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Interesting, how much elevation over say downtown Idaho Falls are these foothills?
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Not sure, but not impressively greater, like you see in Salt Lake, Vegas, or Denver. I would make an educated guess of about 500-750 feet. You would have to go much further east to see steep increases in elevation.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Thank you for the info!
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