Visit Southern Idaho
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Shoshone, Idaho is a historic town located north of Twin Falls. Lava fields are scattered throughout the area and hidden gems are located when you look under the surface. Historic buildings line the streets and the cowboy culture is fun to experience. Here are our top 10 things to do in Shoshone!
There’s so much to explore in Southern Idaho that one couldn’t possibly visit all it has to offer in a week, let alone a month. But when a single day is all that time allows for, it’s a breeze to jam-pack the fun into those eight hours.
Over 48 feet tall and 40 tons, the wind-carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. The trailhead for Balanced Rock is located just west of the Balanced Rock Park. The parking lot is only a few hundred feet away from the rock. It is a quick, but fairly steep climb to get to the top. There is little shade near Balanced Rock, but sunrise and sunset are stunning. It is also a great place for dark sky photographers.
Cassia Mountain Range, locally known as the South Hills are beautiful beyond words. Located south of the Magic Valley by just a quick drive, it is truly incredible how much the landscapes shift. The elevation changes from Twin Falls at 3,700 to the top of the hills at 8,400. Hikes in the South Hills are wonderful to escape the valley and explore the vibrant forest.
The Snake River flows through Southern Idaho and provides incredible fishing, paddling, boating, hiking and more! One of the best towns to visit to fully capitalize on the Snake River is Burley, Idaho.
Standing 486 feet above the base of the canyon, the Perrine Bridge is an ideal structure for jumping. Visitors can stand on either side of the canyon and watch in awe. The ariel show put on by the jumpers is truly a spectacle to see. Most jumps take place on the east side of the bridge, but keep an eye out for a dark side jumper (west side).