Visit Idaho - Balanced Rock
Over 48 feet tall and 40 tons, the wind-carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. The trailhead for Balanced Rock is located just west of the Balanced Rock Park. The parking lot is only a few hundred feet away from the rock. It is a quick, but fairly steep climb to get to the top. There is little shade near Balanced Rock, but sunrise and sunset are stunning. It is also a great place for dark sky photographers.
The nearby Balanced Rock Park is an excellent spot for a picnic or camping. The beautiful Salmon Falls Creek and Canyon are an oasis in the desert.