A Southern Idaho story about Cache Peak backpacking by Jon Conti.
Southern Idaho is the perfect stop along the way to Yellowstone National Park! Did you know Twin Falls, located centrally in south Idaho, was once on top of the hot spot that makes Yellowstone active? As the world moved, so did we, but there are plenty of sights to see from the previous volcanic action all around the Magic Valley to get you ready for Yellowstone. Enjoy viewing gorgeous waterfalls in the Snake River Canyon, see caves and slot canyons, and enjoy tasty cuisine along the way!
Marcus Jones has spent the majority of his life catching flights to every corner of the world. He has explored in over 55 countries and loves every day of it. Marcus visited Southern Idaho in October, and this is his story. Be sure to follow along on his travels @MarcusMeetsWorld on Instagram.
We asked local, Camille Flournoy, what she loves about living in Twin Falls. Camille grew up in Twin Falls and left for college when she was 18. She has since returned after the substantial growth Southern Idaho experienced, and now now calls it home. She loves it now more than ever before. Here is her story and her 10 local suggestions!
For the unknowing traveler, she may seem dull or dry, but Southern Idaho’s true treasures lie beyond the surface. Adventurers that wander longer and look deeper are likely to discover her secrets — caves and coves of shimmering blue waters and delicate ferns. Fiercely bright wildflowers bloom against the black basalt, covering the earth in a painted tapestry. The foothills and valleys harbor hot springs and crystal-clear lakes. Canyon walls showcase thousands of waterfalls and vivacious wildlife. Some of Idaho’s greatest gems are hidden in the desert landscape.
Southern Idaho is not flashy. She keeps her gems hidden, tucked out of the way and saved for those who are willing to seek her majesty. But as any true adventurer knows, the most spectacular finds are worth a little digging. Investing a little time and taking a little trek from the beaten track.