Snake River Canyon

Natural Attractions in Twin Falls
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The Snake River cut through ancient basalt lava flows, forming this canyon that extends for more than fifty miles and features two major waterfalls and countless springs. The majestic Perrine Bridge spans the canyon nearly 500 feet above the Snake River near the site of famous daredevil Evel Knievel’s unsuccessful 1974 jump across the canyon. The Perrine Bridge is popular with BASE jumpers as the only location in the U.S. open to BASE jumping year-round.

Southern Idaho Tourism

Things To Know

  • Canyon overlooks are located just south of the bridge Perrine Bridge or at Shoshone Falls.
  • Centennial Waterfront Park  is located just west of the Perrine Bridge, accessed by Canyon Springs Rd.
  • There is a 10-mile, paved walking path along the South rim of the canyon with access points at the Twin Falls Visitor Center and Shoshone Falls. Trail maps are available at the Visitor Center, the Chamber of Commerce office, or the City of Twin Falls.

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