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Address: Balanced Rock Road, Buhl, ID

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A fun daytrip

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Meridian, Idaho
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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 is pretty cool though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 it was fun to hike up and play on the rocks. It's pretty steep getting... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 wonderful day trip from Buhl or Twin Falls. Pack a lunch and enjoy the solitude... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. Balanced Rock itself is a little ways up the road. A side trip to Buhl,... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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1 Thank wfs74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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!!

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3 Thank Jazmyne B
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Balanced Rock and the state park area are a great visit if you want to see some natural formations and hike. It's located off the beaten path and close to the town of Buhl and Twin Falls.

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Moore, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Been here a few times showing it to different people. So far everyone has loved it. The hike itself isn't really too strenuous if you are in halfway decent shape which I'm not so I huffed and puffed, but its short. Kids can easily make it up to the top. Fun photo op!

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The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

The drive to the Balanced Rock is quite long. The area gives the impression of the "middle of nowhere". There is a small picknick area next to the road. It is not possible to view the Balanced Rock other than from the road itself. There is a steep path leading to the rock which I do not recommend. Some people... More 

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