Shashone Falls. Twin Falls, Idaho. Summer 2011.
Overview of Shashone Falls
Shashone falls is a waterfall that is found in the southern region of Idaho. This waterfall is on the Snake River, which is just 8 km east of the city of Twin Falls. Shashone falls is 65 m high and flows over a rim 300 m wide. The waterfall is 14 m higher than the popular Niagara Falls. It is sometimes referred as the ‘Niagara of the West’. The best time of viewing the waterfall is during spring. Water levels are usually low during summer and fall due to the diversion of the Snake River for irrigation.
Snake River is one of the attractions found here. It is at this river that this waterfall is found. Therefore it is inevitable to avoid it if you are visiting Shashone Falls.
There is a good view of the waterfall that many makes many people visit. The length of the waterfall is an amazing 60 m high making the view more spectacular. The breeze that is in the surrounding also creates a good ambiance for tourists.
Snake River Canyons
This is a large canyon formed in the Snake River. The canyon is 150 m deep and 0.4 km wide and runs over 50 miles.
How to get to Shashone Falls
Shashone Falls can be accessed through Twin Falls by a car via US highway 93. There are no rail services here but there is the Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport to help those coming here using planes.