Near Bliss in Gooding County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Formation of Malad Gorge
The Devil's Washbowl - Canyon Cutting in Action
The waterfall (retreating cataract) that you can see down the gorge to your left, is a much diminished remnant of the great waterfalls that carved the 2 1/2 mile long, 250 foot deep canyon known as Malad Gorge. Can you imagine, looking at the current flows, what the waterfall that created Malad Gorge must have looked like? Along the edge of the canyon, you can see the water's power in smoothing and shaping the basalt rocks. Along the Northrim Trail and Woody's Cove area, you can see other examples of canyon cutting episodes of the past.
Location. 42° 52.046′ N, 114° 51.488′ W. Marker is near Bliss, Idaho, in Gooding County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is located in the Malad Gorge Unit of Thousand Springs State Park. Above directions are to the entrance to the park. Marker is in this post office area: Bliss ID 83314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Malad Springs (here, next to this marker); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley (approx. 1½ miles away); History of the Malad River (approx. 2 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 3.1 miles away); Salmon Falls (approx. 8.4 miles away); Thousand Springs (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fishing Falls (approx. 10.7 miles away); Payne's Ferry (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bliss.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the end of Gorge Overlook Trail, a 1/3 mile walk from the parking lot for the Devil's Washbowl (Stop 1 on the park road tour). The trail crosses over the gorge by pedestrian bridge and follows the north rim of the gorge.
Also see . . .
1. Malad Gorge - Thousand Springs State Park. (Submitted on February 1, 2014.)
2. Malad Gorge Self-Guided Tour Brochure. (Submitted on February 4, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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