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Balanced Rock

 
Balanced Rock

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Location: Idaho, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 42.54688°N / 114.95675°W

Object Type: Precarious Rock

Object Title: Balanced Rock

County: Twin Falls

 

Page By: Arkitekt

Created/Edited: Jul 24, 2010 / Jul 24, 2010

Object ID: 641043

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Balanced Rock Info

 
Balanced Rock
Rock with My Jeep
 
Balance Point
The Balance Point


It is hard to find any details about the rock beyond the sign posted by the road. It is 48 feet (14 m) high and 40 feet (12m) wide and weighs approximately 40 tons (36,000 kg). The base is only 3' x 17.5 in wide (91 cm x 45 cm) and some sources have claimed that that mass on that pedestal is a world record. I can’t confirm that but it is certainly an interesting site.

The rock is a basaltic monolith which was sculpted both by water and wind forces but more predominantly by wind most likely. The main thing I would point out to any traveler is that it’s an interesting rock but unless you’re driving very near this location don’t make a trip here. It won’t be a total disappointment but it’s probably not worth a long distance trip.

Directions

Follow the signs from the city of Buhl, ID to Castleford, ID then drive 6 mi. NW through farmland to Balanced Rock. It is in the area east of Twin Falls.

Links

ihnh.isu.edu
www.visitidaho.org

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