It's kind of fun to take the Twin Falls exit and just drive across the big bridge as you're going in to town. On the south side of the bridge, there is lots of parking and you can walk along a well-developed trail alongside the canyon there. People BASE jump off of the bridge, and that's kind of a hoot to watch. You will also see a few pretty waterfalls plummeting off the edge into the canyon. The falls the previous poster referred to is Shoshone Falls, which is neat at high water, but depending on what time of year you go, can be kind of "meh" when it's high summer.
Boise is a pleasant town--try to take the Vista or Broadway exit off the interstate to go in to downtown. The Boise River has a great greenbelt, and you could stop at Boise State University and take a walk.
After you exit Idaho, you could also stop at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon, which is a great museum.
i have seen the twin falls recently, and the last person asked why they were there? they are irrigating and the water is low, no falls!!
i would go 75 thru sun valley area, see the wonderful towns there, and then up to stanley (google it for a great pic) and then go over from stanley to boise thru the payette river...you will love sun valley and stanley.
I have to agree with Charley on a special trip to Shoshone Falls this time of year. If you're taking a lunch break in Twin Falls, stop in at the Visitor Center for a nice view of the Snake River Canyon. If you prefer local specialties to chains, check out the River Rock Grill near the mall.
The Highway 75 route will add some hours to your trip but it certainly is more scenic than I84.
Have a great trip,
Once you get past Boise, you might want to choose a couple of the Scenic Drives here visitnorthcentralidaho.org/THINGS-to-DO/scen… Definitely consider taking Northwest Passage Scenic Byways - taking HWY 13 to HWY 13.
Within our part of Idaho, we'd suggest a jet boat tour of Hells Canyon. It's the deepest gorge in North America and is full of history, wildlife, whitewater and rugged landscapes. Jet boat tours depart from Riggins, White Bird and Lewiston - you can choose one here visitnorthcentralidaho.org/THINGS-to-DO/guid…
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Have a great trip!
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