Seniors Enjoy Snake River Canyon


Twin Falls Idaho is a popular vacation destination, and one of the most popular places to go for recreation in the Twin Falls area is the Snake River Canyon. Seniors might remember this Canyon, it is perhaps best known for the unsuccessful jump attempt made by Evel Knievel in 1974.

The Canyon is wide, created by the Snake River in Magic Valley. It is widely believed that a flood of nearby Lake Bonneville about 14,000 years ago helped to create the enormous canyon that senior visitors see today.


The Perrine Bridge is a major attraction. The bridge is 486 feet above the river and spans 1,500 feet. It is named after one of the founders of Twin Falls, and agricultural promoter in the area, I. B. Perinne.

Seniors Also Enjoy Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls and the Snake River Canyon Trail are additional popular sites for visitors. The Falls is 212 feet high and about 900 feet wide making it 40 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

The shear beauty of the Falls and the several side falls as well are worth the side trip, about 5 miles east of Twin Falls. Not as wide and as powerful as Niagara, but it does have its own charm and spray and is a popular and historic stop for senior visitors to southern Idaho.

Senior visitors enjoy exploring the sites and activities around Twin Falls… Rock climbing, base jumping, camping, fishing, and site seeing southern Idaho. Base jumping is it is called is an extreme sport that gained popularity around the late 1970′s. Jumpers from around the world call the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls one of their favorite spots.

Seniors Enjoy Natural Attractions and Outdoor Activities


Natural attractions in the area include several waterfalls, including Twin Falls, from which the city takes its name. The history of Twin Falls stretches back more than 10,000 years. Before the area was named Twin Falls by settlers in the early 19th century, it was inhabited by Native American tribes.

In 1959, evidence of human presence, including arrowheads and other tools, were found at a site near the Wilson Butte Cave. Twin Falls as we know it today was settled in the early 1800′s by Robert Stuart and other settlers from the American east coast.

So set your GPS  for southern Idaho and plan to stop for a memorable visit to Twin Falls. Bring your camera along for some great shots.  -jeb

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