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Short but steep hike to an interesting rock formation; less impressive than the one in Arches NP (Utah)

Balanced Rock in Idaho is found in a roughly 30 miles WSW of Twin Falls. When you drive on US-30... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Akisato S
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Clearfield, Utah
A Very Interesting Rock Formation... Get Your Directions in Hagerman at the National Monument Visitors Center

I had read about this site, but looking for it on the highway map in advance was a little puzzling... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
EwanderingMan
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Balanced Rock Road, Buhl, ID
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Balanced Rock in Idaho is found in a roughly 30 miles WSW of Twin Falls. When you drive on US-30 WEST or US-93 SOUTH from Twin Falls, you will find signs that direct you to this interesting rock formation that is off the beaten path....More

Thank Akisato S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I had read about this site, but looking for it on the highway map in advance was a little puzzling for me. Luckily, my wife & I visited the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Hagerman and the kindly volunteer gentleman at the visitors center...More

Thank EwanderingMan
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Miles and miles of nothing but sage brush and hay and then a few rocks. The balanced rock is interesting but we didn't think it was that impressive. Maybe we have done too much traveling. Out in the middle of nowhere and I mean nowhere....More

Thank nicolediane
Reviewed 11 September 2017

There is just one balanced rock to see, not many. There is a ravine which is just south of the balanced rock with a camping area which is interesting to stop and see.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We arrived right before sunset so I had the pleasure of seeing the sunset from up top at the balanced rock. Majestic!!! The rock formations are unbelievable and they come out of nowhere... You drive for a long time through flat terrain and farm land...More

Thank A_0326
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It was quite a distance out in the middle of nowhere, but once we arrived, it was a great adventure. My 12 year old climbed up there and stayed for almost an hour checking out all the different views from several areas connected to the...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We happened here while trying to locate Balanced Rock. What a gem of a little park! We would love to bring a picnic & a few games and hang here in the future!

Thank Jenifer R
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a nifty sight to see. People were hiking right next to the balanced rock but I stayed at a distance because it looked like it could topple over at any moment. Worth driving to but make sure you have a full tank of...More

Thank traveling_kait
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We were traveling from Jacpot NV, to Boise ID, and decided to take a detour to check this place out. It is out in the middle of farmlands and than it drops down onto a canyon. You come to a park area first. Beautiful creek...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Heading from Twin Falls, you'll first come into a really interesting & beautiful canyon. So different from the flat farm fields before it. Then there is the Balanced Rock State Park, which we drove into thinking the "rock" was there. The park was very pretty...More

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bonniehillcnm
10 August 2017|
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Response from fourhappycampers4 | Reviewed this property |
Are you planning on camping here? I believe it's mostly a picnic area and it would be first come first serve.
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Victoria H
11 May 2016|
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Response from wfs74 | Reviewed this property |
I would guess at least two hours which gives you time to get there from Twin Falls, spend a little time there and get back to Twin Falls.
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