(photo courtesy of Twin Falls, ID info page)
Let me tell you about one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Idaho. It's located five miles east of Twin Falls, ID. This is the Niagara of the West, as it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls out here. Shoshone Falls is 212 feet high (45 feet higher than Niagara Falls) and 1000 feet wide. In the spring, the water is so plentiful it just showers everything with spray. Later in the year, much of the water is diverted for irrigation so the best time to see it is in the spring. This waterfall is one of the major landmarks of the Snake River.
There is a park, owned and operated by the City of Twin Falls, that allows you a good view of the falls. There is also a picnic area where you can spend time eating and watching the falls. There's also a boat ramp and a swimming area near the falls in the park maintained by the city. There's a lot to do and see around Shoshone Falls. If you're ever in Idaho, I recommend taking time to go and see this natural wonder.