Located on the Snake River in Twin falls, Idaho, Shoshone Falls, often referred to as the "Niagra of the west",stands 212 feet which is 36 feet higher than Niagra Falls. The rim of Shoshone Falls spans 900 feet in width. In the spring, prior to the irrigation diversion of the Snake Riverand especially after an over abundance of rain fall and snow melt (as was the case in 2009), you can expect to see a magnificent flow covering all 900 feet.
One of Twin Falls most popular tourist attractions, Shoshone Falls is more than just an awesome photographic opportunity. There is a beautiful park overlooking the waterfall (owned by the City of Twin Falls) that makes for the perfect picnic setting or backdrop for a wedding. With hiking trails and the Snake River Canyon Rim Walking Path easily accessible, walkers, joggers and hikers are frequent visitors to the park. Picking up the Snake River Canyon Walking Path at Shoshone Falls and heading down stream will allow for a gain in elevation to the top of the Snake River Canyon and provide for spectacular views. Still standing at the end of this portion of the walking path is the ramp that was used by Evel Knievel in his famous attempt to jump the Snake River back in the 70's.
After viewing Shoshone Fallsor taking a hike for a $3.00 per carload entry fee, feel free to visit Dierkes Lakefor more family fun like fishing, swimming as well as more hiking and picnicking. If boating is your thing, there is a launch ramp above Shoshone Falls where you can enjoy, Jet Skiing, wakebaording, fishing and lots of wildlife along the base of the Snake River Canyon walls.
Twin Falls park and Shoshone Falls are open year round although due to icy winter roads access may be limited. The scenic overlook is always available no matter what the conditions of the weather and there is no charge but your view, although still spectacular, is limited.
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