Per last weeks entry, Eve & John Burton requested I share unique and out of the way places to explore off the freeway. Idaho’s Malad Gorge is literally off (under) the freeway. Interstate 84 actually spans Malad Gorge, but most travelers pass over it in the blink of an eye without a clue what lies beneath. Those that take the time to exit the freeway and find their way to the 652 acre Malad Gorge State Park will find a spectacular canyon view with hiking trails and picnic facilities. Lush lawns and shady trees provide an oasis for you and your RV in an otherwise arid southern Idaho. The centerpiece of the park is the gorge. There you will see the Malad River cascading down numerous rock steps and into the Devils Washbowl, cutting through a scenic 250-foot gorge on its way to the Snake River, 2-1/2 miles downstream. Views of the gorge are best from the slim, but sturdy, bridge that arches across the canyon. To make your visit a little more adventurous, jump up and down near mid span on the bridge! The park is open 8:00am through 4:00pm everyday of the year (Day use only). There is a $4 entry fee per vehicle. The park is just northwest of Tuttle, Idaho on I-84. Take exit 147 and follow the signs. Next week, we will look at something much farther off the freeway!
Falls into Devils Punchbowl
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