The winter in the United States, especially in the Rocky Mountains and west, was particularly brutal this year. With a record drought in California, the harsh weather, while at times inconvenient, was necessary and welcomed. When I moved to Idaho last year, one of my main reasons was for the sheer amount of amazing nature that the state has. Even in these last 12 months, I have barely scratched the surface of what natural wonders Idaho has to offer.
As shown in the above aerial film by Shutter Sky Films, one of those wonders is Shoshone Falls, which, at 212 feet tall, is taller than Niagra Falls. Located near the southern Idaho town of Twin Falls, this incredible wonder that lies on the 1,078 mile long Snake River is a perfect place to spend the day, as there is a swimming area, boat launch, hiking trails and a picnic area with a remarkable view of the extraordinary waterfall, which is flowing at some of it’s highest levels in decades.
If you are close to southern Idaho, make some time to visit Shoshone Falls in the next month. I know I will be!