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Malad Gorge

“The Malad River Canyon is 250 feet deep and 2½ miles long,”¹ making it one of the shortest rivers in the world. It is named for the “malady” that befell a large number of pioneering trappers sickened by local beaver meat in 1824.²


¹ Visit Idaho, “Malad Gorge”:

² Twin Falls Times-News, “Hidden History: How the Malad River Got Its Name”:

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Taken on August 5, 2007