August 26, 2021

Shoshone Falls

A rush of adventure

Historical Facts

Often referred to as the Niagara of the West, Shoshone Falls is a must see attraction in Twin Falls, Idaho.  At 212 feet tall and 900 foot wide, Shoshone Falls is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States surpassing the height of the famous Niagara Falls. Shoshone Falls is located on the Snake River as it carves its way through a deep basalt Canyon on its way to the Columbia River.

"The Niagara of the West"

The flow of the Shoshone Falls is dependent on many variables. One of which is the amount of snowfall our region receives each winter. On years with heavy snowfalls, Shoshone Falls can reach flows upwards of 20,000 CFS (cubic feet per second). In a typical year, the spring flows at Shoshone Falls will peak between 10,000 and 12,000 CFS.

Tourists have been known to visit Shoshone Falls as early as the mid-19th Century when travelers along the Oregon Trail would detour from the trail to visit the Falls. As early as 1900, locals called for the creation of a national park; however, Congress never approved the proposal. In 1932, Federick and Martha Adams donated the land to the City of Twin Falls with the stipulation that the land be maintained as a public park. In 1933, The State of Idaho donated land to the west of the original park site to the City Of Twin Falls.

– City of Twin Falls


Shoshone Falls
4155 Shoshone Falls Grade,
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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