Rattle Rock / The Gauntlet - Airsoft and Paintball near Menan, Idaho
Menan,Idaho
43.8154853850059, -112.011097669601
6.6 miles N of Menan, Idaho
GPS: 43°48'55.7"N 112°0'40.0"W
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State: Idaho
Field Type: Public Land

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Rattle Rock is a much different arena than the flat or even hilly woods associated with rec ball or wooden scrap barriers like many established fields. You won't find any trees, spools, or straw bales here. This collapsed lava tube has created a gauntlet with 20 foot rock climbable rock walls on either side. Though wildfires in 2013 wiped out all of the large sagebrush and crumbled some of the manmade rock barriers, there's still plenty there to have a great time. There's still a lot of manmade rock walls, caves, and tunnels; at one time, there were over 40. A couple of the high vantage points have walls built around them to act as a turret. Surprisingly great place to play. If you're really adventurous, it can easily become an interesting bouldering/paintballing mix. There are plenty of Rattlesnakes out in desert and Rattle Rock is far from the exception. It's a good idea to walk the field and make sure all your opponents are human before you start playing. You'll want to check out the tunnels and caves as well. You wouldn't want to dive in there and find the spot already taken. Some people have played out here a lot and never seen a rattlesnake on the field but be cautious, safe, and play at your own risk.

If you continue down the road a bit more to the Southeast, there's a popular shooting spot that sometimes shoots towards The Gauntlet. Make sure there's nobody shooting your direction before you start to play. You may also consider putting a sign or something up over there to let people that may come know that you're up in the hill and would prefer not to be shot at.

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Directions

From Menan, Idaho

  1. Head east on E Menan Lorenzo Hwy toward N 3565 E (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn left onto N 3600 E (6.3 mi)
  3. Continue onto N 3600 E/Twin Butte Rd (1.1 mi)
  4. Turn left onto E Butte Rd (1.1 mi)
  5. Turn left onto ID-33 W (3.1 mi)
  6. Turn left onto Menan Butte Rd
    Destination will be on the left
    (1.0 mi)
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At the point designated on the map, there's a fork in the road and a great spot to park. Then walk up the hill to the east and it will drop into the collapsed lava tube. The tube goes north for a 100 yds or so. There's pretty obvious ends to the field.

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endovereric

7/29/14 9:18 am 7/22/14
I went and walked the field a week ago. There was a fire a year ago so almost all of the sagebrush is gone. Also, a lot of the rock walls are knocked over. You could probably still play there just fine but it's a far cry from the field it was. If somebody wanted to put in about 10 man hours worth with some fairly tough individuals, I think it could probably be fixed up pretty easy.
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endovereric

4/2/14 10:13 pm
I've played here a ton. It's a lot different than most of the playing in the woods you find around here but it's a great course. It's a little like combining bouldering and paintball. It's the most built-up field I've played around here. I've never seen a rattlesnake at the field but the guys I play with have seen quite a few.
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