Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho

Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls Idaho is known as “the Niagara of the West.” Or, at least, that’s what the guidebooks and websites and an on-site sign call it. Now, I’ve never been to “the Niagara of the East,” so I can’t compare, but I can say that this giant waterfall was a highlight of my Idaho road trip (alongside the cowboy muffler man and Craters of the Moon) and should be added to any itinerary that brings you through the state.

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Shoshone Falls is an impressive waterfall that is located on the Snake River in Twin Falls. The southern Idaho waterfall reaches 212 feet (65 m) high, which is actually 45 feet higher than the famed Niagara Falls in New York State. At 900 feet wide, it’s also one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States

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The water flows over a rim nearly 1,000 feet (300 m) wide and can be a glorious, breathtaking site…or a massive disappointment, depending on weather conditions and what time of year you arrive. How flowy the flow is dependent on many things, but especially the amount of snowfall in the area each winter. The more snowfall the region receives in winter, the more massive in flow the waterfall will produce

Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho | Idaho Tourist Attractions

In the spring and early summer you can find high flows and a spectacular water show when the falls can reach more than 20,000 cubic feet per second (though the typical amount is between 10,000 and 12,000 CFS).

Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho | Idaho Tourist Attractions

In the winter the flow is diminished, and it’s possible for you not to find any water in the waterfall, but, even so, the vantage point still allows a spectacular view over the region.

Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho | Idaho Tourist Attractions

If you’re taking a road trip to or from Boise to eat a famous ice cream potato or stay in a potato-shaped AirBNB, this Idaho roadside attraction offers a gorgeous landscape, recreational facilities, playgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas, and more.

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Shoshone Falls Park: the Niagara of the West

Location: 4155 Shoshone Falls Grade, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Cost: $5.00 per car (March 1 – September 30) Season passes, coupon books, and bus rates are available.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round (except when road conditions are poor)
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At 212 feet, Shoshone Falls - The Niagara of the West - in Twin Falls, Idaho, is a taller waterfall than Niagara Falls in New York/Canada. It's among many beautiful places in Idaho to stop at on an Idaho road trip or vacation over the summer, winter, spring, or fall.
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At 212 feet, Shoshone Falls – The Niagara of the West – in Twin Falls, Idaho, is a taller waterfall than Niagara Falls in New York/Canada. It’s among many beautiful places in Idaho to stop at on an Idaho road trip or vacation over the summer, winter, spring, or fall.
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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.