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Thousand Springs Scenic Highway

US Highway 30, Bliss, ID
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GET OFF THE FREEWAY

There is very little information about this wonderful highway side-trip from the freeway, so if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bigredmachine
via mobile
Amazing crystal blue water coming out of the lava rock canyons.

The Thousand Springs are amazing to see. Lots to see and do. Many fish hatcheries to visit. Trout... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kurt W
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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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A 68-mile scenic drive.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“snake river” (2 reviews)
“fossil beds” (2 reviews)
“farms” (3 reviews)
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US Highway 30, Bliss, ID
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is very little information about this wonderful highway side-trip from the freeway, so if you are driving from the west on interstate 84, Thousand Springs Scenic Highway begins at exit 141 near the small city of Bliss. It follows US 30 southeast through Twin...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Thousand Springs are amazing to see. Lots to see and do. Many fish hatcheries to visit. Trout fishing everywhere in the Hagerman Valley. Fossil beds to explore, a great restaurant in Hagerman that serves the most amazing grilled farm raised sturgeon (delicious). Many areas...More

Thank Kurt W
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I have driven this highway many times and I have never seen the springs rushing from so many different places! It was stunning. Take the time to actually pull over and take pictures or you will drive off the road. There were big springs and...More

Thank Shelly T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a beautiful byway and a good escape from the interstate. I think Idaho could do a better job of informing the traveler of all the places to see. We picked up a map at a local Tourist info spot but the person in...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I was born here but moved away when I was young. Went back to see a place I loved when I was a kid and almost did not want to leave. The beauty of this place still takes my breath away and to think not...More

1  Thank Paula G
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great views, interesting geology and rich history. You could pass thru for a quick jaunt or there are many stops to get out and explore museums or parks and make a day of it. Many things don't fully open until later in the season, like...More

Thank ceceliainDC
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We saw the signs for Hagerman Fossil Beds and turned off the interstate - so glad we did! We stopped at the Visitor Center and the helpful ranger pointed us to the Fossil Beds viewpoint and directed us on down the Scenic Highway. We stopped...More

Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This scenic drive is a great alternative to the drive through the sagebrush desert of south central Idaho. The springs and waterfalls are beautiful and a visit to the state fish hatchery is interesting and fun for the kids.

1  Thank Dwnflfan
Reviewed 12 April 2014

When I am rating an attraction, I try to weigh the cool factor against the cost and, well, since this drive is free what more can you ask for? The scenery changes dramatically from the areas around here and I like surprises. We found a...More

4  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 10 February 2013

It is a beautiful place to throw your tent out and enjoy. We had a dock to ourselves and fished until after dark. It was quiet and if we wanted could go swimming at the pool there. I plan on returning many times.

2  Thank ljidahogreen
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