In Your Backyard: The Trail to Helper’s Famous Balance Rock

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Photo courtesy of Robby Bishop

In the ETV 10 Newspaper on July 18, the featured Castle Country landmark/destination was the trail that leads up to Helper’s famous Balance Rock.

Balance Rock overlooks the historic town of Helper while fascinating all that spot it.

The hike to Balance Rock is approximetly 5.8 miles with many switch backs. Many years ago, a ladder was placed on part of the trail, which provides a clear route to the rock above.

The hike can be deemed difficult and challenging, but it is worth it once the destination is reached at the end of the trail. After all, a total of 1,700 feet of elevation is gained once the determined hiker reaches the rock.

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