Shoshone Falls, Idaho for Hiking and viewing amazing waterfalls

What’s 212 feet high and 900 feet wide? If you guessed Niagara Falls, you’re close (in height, at least). You must travel to Idaho to see the “Niagara of the West,” Shoshone Falls, which is actually 36 feet higher than the tallest falls at Niagara, according to the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Located at a city park in Twin Falls, called Shoshone Falls, this natural wonder on the Snake River is one of Idaho’s most scenic attractions. A viewing platform provides an excellent and safe spot to watch and photograph the falls. To experience the most dramatic volume of water crashing over the falls visit in spring. Water levels diminish in other seasons as water is diverted for irrigation.

At the end of the last ice age, the cataclysmic Bonneville Flood carved much of the Snake River Canyon and created Shoshone Falls. The falls separate the upper Snake River from the lower, restricting fish migration, separating many of the species in the two sections of the river.


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Best season to visit: Spring.

Where I stayed / started

Twin Falls

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