Today Judy and I took advantage of our last day of just hanging out in Heyburn, ID. with a day trip to Shoshone Falls. The falls are located very near Twin Falls, Id. on the Snake River. The only reason we even found out about it was that Mary, the park owner gave Judy a copy of a local visitor’s guide and she read an article about it. It was about a thirty minute ride on I 84W and another eight mile drive off the interstate.
We stopped at the gate into the park and the attendant told us a little history of the falls. When I went to handover the $3.00 entry fee, he asked if we had a parks pass. I told him we had a “ Senior Pass”. He said there would be no charge! What a deal. We thanked him and continued down the curvy road to the observation park. There were some picnic areas, trails, and observation stations. It was an impressive view.
The falls drop 212 feet, 45 higher than Niagara Falls. I suppose that is why it is referred to as the Niagara of the West. If you would like more information including geographical history, click HERE.
Judy and I will be traveling to Ontario, Oregon tomorrow. We will only be stopping for Friday night and leaving early Sat. for the final 250 miles or so to Madras, OR.
That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
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