On the way back from a visit to UT this weekend, we stopped at Malad Gorge State Park in Idaho. This is one of the 5 units of the Thousand Springs State Park system, and is AMAZING. For starters, the gorge is literally right under the freeway, and they have a footbridge that spans the entire gorge about 100′ to the west and down about 40′ from the freeway. From the road, you can’t see the footbridge at all, and you also can’t see the amazing set of rapids that run right under your car. As far as beautiful natural things to see, this is one of the most accessible I’ve ever enjoyed. Just hop off the freeway a few hundred yards south of the gorge, and follow the signs. You can drive right up to the edge and try not to get vertigo as you look down.
Here are a few shots from our trip: