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“Roadside Treat”
Review of Balanced Rock Park

Balanced Rock Park
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Buhl
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Balanced Rock Park is a quaint county owned/maintained park along Salmon Falls Creek in South Central Idaho. The creekside park is wedged in the bottom of a 200 foot gorge whose towering cliffs may seem daunting to the first-time visitor. Once the fear of sudden rock falls subsides, true enjoyment fills the heart. There is mowed grass, tables, shelters, paths and trails to explore. A great place to excape the desert heat for an afternoon picnic. It's an ideal place for children ages six and up.
Just up the highway several hundred yards is the famous Balanced Rock -- also worth a 5-minute stop for pictures or a 30 minute stop to scramble to the monolith.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Really awesome place. Hike to the top of Balanced Rock and walk for about 1.5-2hrs at the top of the mountain. Cool place. Fun adventure. Worth visiting.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This particular rock has a very small point it is perched on. It looks as though some cement might have been added. That does not matter.I am surprised that this rock is still standing. Some lady gave this a low rating and said go to Moab which is one of my favorite areas. But this particular rock is more odd than the balanced ones there. Moab has more beauty but the dimensions of this rock and shape beats anything there as far as one balanced rock. The view from the other side of the rock is amazing because there is nothing but open land for miles if you take a picture from the other side. You can take your picture at the base.There may be 30 good balanced rocks in Moab but you better see this one before it ends up like the old man in the mountain in New Hampshire and comes crashing down. The area overall is not beautiful but a near by park is picturesque. No not every area is as nice as Arches National Park but it still has its merit. The Buhl ice cream is close as is Nat Soo Pah by the way.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The little park was tucked away in a deep little Canyon, & at the end of park, if you walk a few hundred more feet, there is a big boulder with a deep pool of water that you can jump into!

2  Thank Ken D
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

One of Idaho's many natural wonders. Don't forget to bring your camera and hiking shoes. There are some really nice picnic places here, too.

Thank MJadventures
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