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Outdoor activities farther from Boise: Box Canyon Nature Preserve/Thousand Spring State Park
March 29, 2022

Box Canyon is one of the five units that make up Thousand Springs State Park. The trail will lead you to a piercing blue spring. Access to this pool is from the lookout. If free- climbing down the canyon isn’t an option, there is another spring that is much easier to access, that is equally as remarkable with its bright blue waters, just a mile longer down the trail. After your hike down, jump in the cool water for a refreshing break! At the base of the canyon, on your way to the spring, you will also be able to view a 20ft waterfall, which is considered one of the most gorgeous falls Thousand Springs State Park has to offer. 

Location: 2314 S Ritchie Rd, Hagerman ID. Take exit 155 at Wendell, ID. Then travel about 3 miles to 1500 East. Then go south for 4 ½ miles, parking lot will be on the right

Contact: (208) 837-4505

Hours: Day use locations are open 7am to 10pm. *May be changed at managers discretion* 

Fee: Parking fee per vehicle. There is a front parking lot or a new parking lot in the back which will cut out a mile walk.

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