Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls

My next scheduled stop was Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho but I paused in order to soak up the views after crossing the Perrine Memorial Bridge, which spans the mighty Snake River Canyon. Nearly 500 feet above the river, the canyon rim affords spectacular vistas that should not be missed is you find yourself in this part of Idaho.

Perrine Memorial Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho

Perrine Memorial Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho

Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, Idaho

Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, Idaho

At Shoshone Falls in Dierkes Lake Park I viewed the 212 foot falls that despite their majesty and interesting fan pattern over 1,000 horizontal feet, is apparently less than half as impressive in terms of water volume as it is in spring. No matter, I was still impressed.

Shoshone Falls (with rainbow!), Twin Falls, Idaho

Shoshone Falls (with rainbow!), Twin Falls, Idaho

Behind the dams just upriver lies Dierkes Lake, which I took advantage of to cool down from the relentless sun. The water was fairly warm too which was a nice bonus. Another lovely afternoon.

Docks and rocks from water level at Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, Idaho

Docks and rocks from water level at Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, Idaho