There’s A City Of Waterfalls Right Here In Idaho And It’ll Take Your Breath Away

This winter has been an intense one for Idaho. Record snowfall and an early spring has tested the floodgates (literally) across the state. With so much extra snow runoff, that means now is the time to catch the dramatic action of Idaho’s biggest and boldest falls at their height… but don’t stop there!

Tucked away in Southern Idaho and directly en route to Boise, the city of Twin Falls has long made a name for itself as the home of the breathtakingly powerful Shoshone Falls, which stand taller than Niagara. The Snake River Canyon cuts through the edge of town and creates a dramatic background for the falls–as well as for Base jumping, bungee jumping, ice-fall climbing, paddling, and plenty of other recreation opportunities. But as gorgeous as this rugged canyon may be, it is made all the more special by the dozens of waterfalls pouring out of its sheer basalt walls, which stretch over 50 miles downriver. From the broad crashing waters of Shoshone Falls to the barely there streams of Bridal Veil and everything in between, this town and its outskirts have aptly earned another nickname: Idaho’s own City of Waterfalls.

Of course, while none of the cascades in Twin Falls are as dramatic as their flashy cousin in the heart of the canyon, the diversity and sheer number within this single city and its canyon is awfully impressive, and this might just be their best year yet. Take that, Niagara Falls.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Next stop: road trip. There are also a few mini falls and surprise springs hidden within the canyon and nearby–ever heard of Mary Alice Falls or Ross Falls?–so take your time exploring this special City of Waterfalls!