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Very cool.

The spill way is not that easy to find. One reviewer gives great directions and we followed them... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Not easy to find

We followed directions posted on TA and never found the site. We stopped and asked several locals... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Painesville, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

When we were there, it was full of water so we could not see all the cool formations. We could see a little of the slot canyon that was above the water, but all in all in ended up being a walk along the "river"...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank whitneysalisbury1
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The directions given were a bit confusing, but we arrived and it was fascinating to see how the water smoothed and carved the riverbed. Kids loved it. Watch out for spiders!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank J H
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Found this quite by accident and were glad we did. Thanks to directions from other reviewers we had no trouble finding the place. Spent a couple hours hiking around, but you could spend all day or multiple trips back to this place. Really cool formations,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The spill way is not that easy to find. One reviewer gives great directions and we followed them. It's with in two miles of Indian ice caves. The creek had water in it so we only saw portions of the cool rocks. Definitely a geological...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank gcbuilds
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We followed directions posted on TA and never found the site. We stopped and asked several locals about the various locations and they weren't sure either. We did find the one location off of Highway 75. The word "canyon" is deceiving here as it's more...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank oldleroy2
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Like another reviewer mentioned, drive about two miles north of the ice caves, take a left towards the reservoir, and park on the right by a kiosk. Walk on the path towards the left and continue onto the riverbed a couple hundred yards. This place...More

Date of experience: March 2016
4  Thank JordanT175
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We went to Black Magic Canyon on 04 Mar 2016. Easy directions to see the 2 easiest to reach of the 5 parts of the canyon formed by the Big Wood River. EASY DIRECTIONS: From Shoshone, ID, go north on Hwy 93 for 14 miles...More

Date of experience: March 2016
20  Thank John C
Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you're interested in an awesome short hike, and want to see natural contemporary art shaped by river water, check out Black Magic Canyon. The location offers easy access from Hwy 75, has a parking lot, paved trails and signs to the canyon. You'll need...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank JimH_Tarheel
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Following the directions leads you to a cattle gate that seems like private property but it is not. We took the right lane at the second Y in the dirt road and ended up parking on the side of the road and walkover over to...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Gayle D
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This canyon is gorgeous...so different from other volcanic areas that we have seen. Over eons, the Big Wood River has created unique works of art in the black basalt of this place, smoothing and polishing each individually sculptured formation. Imaginations can run wild here as...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Rvinjan
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