Malad Gorge LbNA # 10763
|Placed Date||Sep 7 2004|
Tens of thousands of years ago, glacial snowmelt, perhaps in conjunction with the catastrophic Bonneville Flood, carved a slit through the sheer-walled gorge, taking a sharp plunge and creating a dramatic series of waterfalls that serves as the vocal point for the 652 acre Malad Gorge State Park. A steel footbridge spanning the canyon offers a memorable view of a 60 foot waterfall that plummets into a churning basin called Devil's Washbowl. The park offers a two-mile scenic loop road, picnic shelters, hiking trails and interpretive viewpoints.
To the park: Travel time from I-84 is approx. 2 minutes. From I-84, take exit 147 near Tuttle and follow the signs into the park.
**There is a small day use fee to enter this park. Please support Idaho parks!
**This is rattlesnake country. Please be cautious when reaching for this box by using a stick or heavy glove.
To the box: Follow the signs to the Devil's Punchbowl Overlook. Read about the history of Kelton Road and the early inhabitants. Three paces off the west corner of the kiosk, find the box under the northwest side of a large boulder.