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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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One of the longest rivers in the United States, the Snake River, passes through a 40-foot channel at Caldron Linn. When the river volume is high, the flowing water creates a spectacular series of cascades as it churns and pushes its way downstream. Even when the water is low, the river views are still worthwhile.

In 1811, a fur-trading party traveling from St. Louis attempted to canoe through the narrow passage. When one of the canoes hit a rock and capsized, they lost one of their men, a canoe, and some supplies. From there, they had to travel on foot all the way to Astoria, Oregon. They named the place Caldron Linn after their harrowing experience.

Modern visitors can marvel at the water and rocks from the safety of shore. At the parking area there are picnic tables where you can sit and relax by the river. Above the falls there are places to swim and fish. 

The last bit of road down to Caldron Linn is very steep and rough. High-clearance vehicles are recommended. Alternately, park above the end of the road, before it begins to drop steeply, and walk to the river from there.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Solitude. Unique view of the river.

Cons

Rough road to the picnic area. Hard to find.

Pets allowed

Yes

Address

E 3425 N
4670
Hazelton, ID 83335
United States

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant
Waterfalls

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Magic Valley + Shoshone Area, Idaho

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