Guided Half-Day Scenic Tour - Off The Beaten Path

3 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

This leisurely driving tour offers a journey "off the beaten path" to five of Magic Valley's less seen other famous attractions. Each location has been carefully selected to give the traveler the most interesting and aesthetically diverse experience both scenic and historic and is suited for any traveler. Guests will have very short, easy walks at each location. Bring your cameras and binoculars as this is the only tour of its kind offered in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Big Green Adventure Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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Your tour begins in the awe-inspiring Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve. Take a short walk to the overlook and peer hundreds of feet down to see natural springs that flow year round through this arresting canyon where lush vegetation and desert animals thrive in our corner of the Great Basin Desert.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Malad Gorge State Park

Travel to Malad Gorge State Park where a 60 ft. receding cataract known as Devil's Washbowl once plunged over the edge of this 250 ft. deep gorge into the Snake River 2 1/2 miles from where it falls today. Take in magnificent views of Malad Gorge, its volcanic features and wildlife.

Stop At: Hagerman

Drive the Thousand Springs Scenic byway on your way to one of the most breathtaking panoramic views Magic Valley has to offer overlooking three miles of America's first superhighway, The Oregon Trail. Along the way, take in the majestic Snake River, roadside natural hot springs, beautiful creeks and waterfalls for photo opportunities and stunning sights.

Duration: 45 minutes

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Visit the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery where you will view its fish rearing facilities housing thousands of steelhead smolts. Take a short walk to the beautiful display pond area and watch the massive white sturgeon swim in their shady pond. Enjoy the interpretive board presentations under the canopy and wander through the hatchery grounds.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Sit back and relax while you enjoy the beautiful countryside of Castleford, Idaho, on your way to Balanced Rock, one of Idaho's most famous sights. This unique rock formation was created when wind carved this natural wonder standing 48 feet tall, weighing 40 tons and balancing on a base just under four feet long. This unique rock formation is a natural wonder shaped by the wind standing 48 feet tall, weighing 40 tons and balancing on a base just under four feet long.

Duration: 1 hour
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