Shoshone Falls, ID

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Shoshone Falls Park, August 2019

At 212 feet and more than 1,000 feet wide, Shoshone Falls is a behemoth of high-volume power in southwestern Idaho. Here the Snake River cuts through a deep and colorful canyon, famed as the site of Evil Knieval’s failed river jump in 1974. Viewing platforms at Shoshone Falls Park offer the best look and are a mere 15-minute drive from downtown Twin Falls. While hiking around Shoshone Falls is limited (much of the surrounding area is part of a massive hydroelectric project), consider pairing a trip to the falls with a hike in nearby Thousand Springs State Park.

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Shoshone Falls, partly altered by a man-made hydroelectric project

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View down Snake River Canyon from Shoshone Falls Park

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