The city of Burley, founded in 1905, has a rich history. It's location, next to the 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. There are over twenty thousand people in Cassia County and most of the population lives in and around Burley.
Burley enjoys outdoor activities year round. In the summer the beautiful Snake River is a haven for boaters and personal water craft. The mountains surrounding Burley are full of intense mountain bike and hiking trails, pristine lakes and hidden hot springs. Nearby 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.