The Malad River Canyon is 250 feet deep and 2.5 miles long.
At Malad Gorge State Park, located right off Interstate 84, you can view the canyon and walk along the rim. The highway crosses over Malad Gorge, but the angle of view hides the deep gorge where the river cascades into Devil’s Washbowl. Views of the gorge are best from the slender-but-sturdy bridge that arcs across the canyon. You can take a short hike to discover nearby fingers of the gorge where crystal clear springs produce ponds and streams. From the footbridge photographers delight in watching the interplay of light and shadows that consistently change the character of the craggy cliffs.