IDAHO ~ Twin Falls Shoshone Falls

September 8, 2018

Shoshone Falls

SHOSHONE FALLS

Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, it is often referred to as “The Niagara of the West”.  

“At 212 feet tall and 900 feet wide, Shoshone Falls is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States surpassing the height of the famous Niagara Falls.” ~ tfid.org

A bit of information:

  • There is an entrance fee of $3.00 per car (March 30 – September 30)
  • The lookout platform is only a short, easy walk from the parking lot
  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • There are five RV pull through parking spots
  • Flow varies seasonally defending on recent amount of rainfall as well as how much water is released at Milner Dam (20 miles upstream)
  • No overnight camping
  • Dogs are allowed on lease

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Above the falls

I would definitely give this stop two thumbs up!

TRIVIA TIDBIT: “On September 8, 1974, American daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump over the Snake River approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the falls on a rocket-powered motorcycle, the Skycycle X-2, after unsuccessfully petitioning the U.S. Government to let him attempt a jump over the Grand Canyon. Knievel and his team purchased land on both sides of the Snake River and built a large earthen ramp and launch structure. A crowd of 30,000 gathered to watch Knievel’s jump, which failed because his parachute opened too early, causing him to float down towards the river. Knievel likely would have drowned were it not for canyon winds that blew him to the river bank; he ultimately survived with a broken nose. In September 2016, professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped the Snake River Canyon in a replica of Knievel’s rocket.” ~ Wikipedia

COMING NEXT: An afternoon at the Bonneville Salt Flats on our way home.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: The two-week swing through Idaho and western Montana with my sister and brother-in-law was coming to an end. I am extremely grateful that we had this time together. With each of us having an RV, I am hopeful that we can make this a yearly tradition.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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10 Responses to IDAHO ~ Twin Falls Shoshone Falls

  1. John Love says:

    Lived breifly in Twin Falls, moved hundreds of miles of agricultural sprinkler pipe around American Falls. Did a lot of fishing in the Snake, drove by Shoshone Falls many times, never actually stopped in the park itself. Teenagers, you know! Not much of Idaho I have not lived or worked near. Council and McCall areas still my favorite, but Idaho has many wonders and great places, especially if you own a 4×4! You are evoking many memories with your last couple of posts! As always, thank you!

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  2. Looks like your adventures have taken you to areas I wasn’t yet aware of. Just shows me how far I have to go. Your photos are great, thanks for the front row seat of your travels!

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  3. LTodd says:

    The abundance of water amazed us when we visited Twin Falls. From Rain Birds spraying water on fields or water oozing from cliffs, we wished we could take some back to drought ridden California. Nice photo of the falls.

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  4. ramblingranger says:

    You’ve just added a new place to my bucket list! Thanks for the post!

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  5. raastha says:

    Time with family is always precious and moments to cherish.

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