Visit Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock Pull-Off

Activities

Camping, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Standing 48 feet tall and weighing 40 tons, the locally-famous Balanced Rock sits on a pedestal just 3 feet wide in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon.

Balanced Rock is famous throughout the Magic Valley, and getting there is easy. A picnic table and turnoff on Castleford/Glenns Ferry Road allows you to park below the rock. From there it's a short scramble up the hill to get to the base -- that's the only way to get a feel for the boulder's enormity.

Just a half-mile east down the road is Balanced Rock Park, with a few well-maintained campgrounds and a trout-stocked creek.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Tasha Azbill

almost 3 years ago

Quick Trip!

If you're looking for a fun little day trip, this is perfect! There's a nice gravel pull off right below the rock. It's a short incline, clean trail right to the rock. Makes for a fun picture!

Activities

Camping, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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