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Malad Gorge State Park
Malad Gorge State Park Snake River Canyon © Sue Paggi
This photo was taken by myself on 14 Sept 2010. With the sun starting to set on the canyon and taking this photo it appears that the river has a snake head with the strong current and the rock that was in the middle of the river
Malad Gorge State Park © Ben Prepelka
1074 E 2350 S
Hagerman, Idaho   83332
(lat:42.8668 lon:-114.8545)

Phone: (208) 837-4505
This 451-acre park is located just off Interstate 84 at the Tuttle exit. People pass the park in an eye blink, never suspecting the spectacular canyon views that await them just a mile off the highway. Malad Gorge is open for hiking, picnicking and day outings. Guided tours can be arranged by calling the park.
Nature of the Area
The Malad River crashes down stairstep falls and into the Devils Washbowl, then cuts through a beautiful 250-foot gorge on its way to the Snake River, 2-1/2 miles downstream. Watch a short video.Views of the gorge are best from the sturdy bridge that crosses the canyon. You can take a short hike to discover nearby fingers of the gorge where crystal-clear springs produce ponds and streams.Ritter Island offers excellent opportunities for photography and birdwatching. Nestled alongside the picturesque Snake River, between two magnificent springs, the property provides a sense of serenity and solitude - the perfect venue for small events and someday, small retreats.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 22 Undiscovered treat by Old Goat
We have crossed the bridge over this narrow gorge a hundred times over 50 years, but this is the first time we stopped. Oh, what we have missed! Great park - sadly, not well known.
July 29 true malad by waterotter
In 06 I and friend hiked from the Malad River confluence with the Snake River up the canyon toward the impressive falls under the scenic overlook and bridge. Talk about pristine wild country. Saw wild cat sign, and some of the bluest, truest water anywhere. This kind of country is what i love. The best way to come back down proved to be to float the river back down. (gasp, cold water)



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