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Balanced Rock Park

Balanced Rock Road, Buhl, ID
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Great scenery

We were traveling from Jacpot NV, to Boise ID, and decided to take a detour to check this place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue H
Boise, Idaho
via mobile
What a sight in the middle of nowhere!

Heading from Twin Falls, you'll first come into a really interesting & beautiful canyon. So... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Balanced Rock Road, Buhl, ID
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank DiverMom18
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We made a quick stop by Balanced Rock on a day trip through the Hagerman valley to Shoshone Falls. It was kind of out in the middle of no where but worth the drive out. It is so cool to come around the corner and...More

Thank fourhappycampers4
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Everyone is in awe of this rock formation. It's a great place to take a picnic at the park. Very easy to get to!

Thank eileen S
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Rock is about half and hour outside of Twin Falls. If you aren't paying attention you could easily drive by the park and the rock. The Rock isn't as awesome as I expected. The canyon that you'll drive through to get to the Rock...More

Thank gatorhoosier
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were heading down the lovely scenic byway of road 30 towards Twin Falls and decided to take a little detour to see Balanced Rock. It took us about 20-30 min from road 30 and it was worth it. The rock looks pretty cool and...More

Thank Natsy42
Reviewed 14 August 2016

One of the places I like to take visitors. The rock itself is quite the natural wonder and the trip there really tells the story of the Magic Valley. Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the beautiful little creek side park. This would be a...More

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This was an interesting drive and experience. The surrounding land is fairly flat and farmed and then suddenly you are in a canyon with totally different topography. The Balanced Rock Park is a beautiful green oasis with rock walls that seem to go straight up....More

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was a little tricky to get to but once you are there you can't help but be impressed with the natural rock formation and wonder how it was formed. It's worth the drive over if you like natural wonders.

1  Thank wfs74
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I go pretty much everyday. The kids love to hike the trail. You can even take your animals. There is a little camp ground park just down the road with more trails and a little creek!!

3  Thank Jazmyne B
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Victoria H
Hi, we are driving from Battle Mountain to Twin Falls and are thinking of stopping at Balanced Rock Park on the way, could you give me an idea how long we would need to allow for stopping and following the trail to Balanced rock? Many thanks.
11 May 2016|
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.