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Twin Falls, Idaho

Thursday, August 04, 2011 12:00 am Written by 
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Twin Falls, Idaho - The Twin Falls visitor's center is where we started. Friendly people and lot of great information, not to mention the view! It overlooks the "Snake River Gorge" which is absolutely breathtaking. It's resembles a smaller version of the Grand Canyon and you can see for miles in either direction, including a beautiful golf course near the bottom of the canyon.

It was a bit scary to actually walk across the bridge that connects both sides of the Gorge because as each car or truck passed you could literally feel the bridge moving or bouncing up and down. From the Gorge we headed to Twin Falls to do some hiking. Although Twin Falls is now only one fall, it was still really cool to see it streaming through a different area of the Gorge. There's a very nice picnic area and a convenient boat launch.

Our last stop of the day was Shoshone Falls "the Niagara of the West"! Well, not quite but spectacular nonetheless. You could feel the mist all the way from the top and it formed rainbows from various angles, great for you shutterbugs. We decided to try out the new hiking trail to see where the famous Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Gorge and almost fell to his death. Wait, didn't he try to jump the Grand Canyon? His first choice was to attempt to jump over the Grand Canyon, but it turns out they didn't allow him to so the Snake River Gorge was his back up plan.
The mostly paved path has many cool lookout points along the 1.4 mile stretch. Be aware that the hike is pretty steep so it's not for the faint of heart, but boy what a great workout especially if you pick up the pace a bit. Mr. Knievel's jump spot is the end of the trail but don't expect to get too close because there is a large chain link fence with a shorter electric fence - I guess they really don't want anyone attempting to get to the other side and playing a daredevil!!!
An OTG Cooking Show Tip: Be aware that the hike is pretty steep so it's not for the faint of heart. But boy what a great workout especially if you pick up the pace a bit. We even got to use some moves from our workout we learned at Sweat Gym! www.SweatChallenge.com
Even if you are short on time you can make this trip very enjoyable, just to see Shoshone Falls would be well worth it. We also stopped to catch a glimpse of Dierkes Lake which is in close proximity and looked very refreshing. A great place to spend the afternoon swimming, having a picnic, and enjoying time with friends and family.

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