Twin Falls Will Always Be Home
A Few Of Our Favorite Ways to Spend a Day in Town
What if you could experience Niagara Falls without ever leaving Idaho? You can find that — and other amazing sight-seeing opportunities — in Twin Falls, Idaho. Tucked into Idaho’s Magic Valley, Twin Falls was once a quiet farming community and has since become a tourist destination ripe with outdoor recreation and postcard-worthy views.
Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls
The main attraction in Twin Falls is the Snake River Canyon, which cuts through Idaho for 50 miles, leading right up to the Shoshone Falls. Most active in the spring and summer, Shoshone Falls looms at 212 feet tall and nearly 1,000 feet wide. (That makes it taller than Niagara Falls.)
There’s more than one way to enjoy the pristine Snake River water that flows through the falls and into the canyon. Kayakers and paddle boarders can tread near the falls — although not too close — while parking just above the falls is available. Hikers can enjoy a 10-mile paved walk along the canyon to the falls, too. We like to catch glimpses of the desert views and stand on the ramp where Evel Knevil once tried to launch up and over the canyon. (Spoiler alert: He failed!)
While you’re visiting the canyon, don’t forget to check out the Perrine Bridge. Nearly 500 feet above the canyon, the bridge has become its own entertainment opportunity. Thrill seekers who BASE jump know the bridge as the only site that’s open to BASE jumping all year. (BASE Jumping is only allowed with guided instruction and equipment.) And for those who want to fly, try the zip line course above the canyon with AWOL Adventure Sports.
No matter how you slice it, there’s always a new way to experience one of Idaho’s greatest natural wonders. We’re just lucky to have it in our backyard!
Unique Ways to Visit the Canyon
Kayaking, hiking, and jumping are all obvious ways to spend your afternoon along the Snake River Canyon, but if you’re not one to partake in thrilling adventures, you might want to try some of the more relaxing options around the canyon.
Let’s start on the golf course. Canyon Springs Golf Course offers premier views of the canyon, all while allowing you to relax with your buddies on the golf course. Afterward, enjoy a meal at Elevation 486, which overlooks the southern rim of the canyon, or have steak and cocktails at Canyon Crest.
Try Downtown, Too!
Of course, Twin Falls is so much more than just a canyon and waterfall destination. Our historical downtown region has some of the best food, shopping, and bars in the area.
Twin Falls Sandwich Company has your sandwich fix covered, the Depot Grille is a local favorite in the heart of Twin Falls’ most historic region, and Milner’s Gate is a local brewery you won’t want to miss. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out Koto Brewing Company, O’Dunkens, and Magic Valley Brewing. Those looking for breakfast can’t go wrong with Norm’s Cafe and Twin Beans Coffee Company.
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