Things to Do in Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho is centrally located to a host of stunning natural formations. While staying at the Blue Lakes Inn, we invite you to explore some of what the Magic Valley (and beyond!) has to offer. With many outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, rafting and more high adventure activities like SCUBA diving and BASE jumping, our corner of Idaho is sure to make many lasting memories.
Shoshone Falls back to top
Website: wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshone_Falls      Live Video Stream of Shoshone Falls
Distance from Inn: 5 Minutes
Shoshone Falls is among the most spectacular of natural beauties along the Snake River. At 212 feet, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls. They are best viewed during the spring and early summer, when water flows are high - depending on winter snow melt.
Shoshone Ice Caves back to top
Website: http://www.csi.edu/virtualTourSI_/icecaves.asp
Distance from Inn: 46 Minutes
This natural wonder is actually a lava tube that is 1,000 feet long, with an ice depth ranging between 8 and 30 feet in height. Take a tour with the proprietor and learn all about the fascinating geology of the area. Explore the trails but be sure to dress warmly, even during the summer months. Constant below-freezing temperatures make a pleasant contrast to the often scorching summer heat—the "ice" in "ice caves" is caused by air currents flowing through the tubes, which causes subterranean water to freeze. These caves are one of the natural wonders of the world. Trained guides explain the geologic, volcanic, and historical background in these large lava ice caves.
Craters of the moon back to top
Website: www.nps.gov/crmo/index.htm
Distance from Inn: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
The 750,000-acre monument contains a diverse array of volcanic features including volcanic rifts, cinder cones, spatter cones, shield volcanoes and lava tube caves. A surprising number of plants and animals have adapted to live in the harsh volcanic and high desert environment. It is an excellent site for hiking, bird watching, photography, backpacking and caving (permits required)
Perrine Bridge back to top
Website: twinfallschamber.com
Distance from Inn: 5 Minutes
This spectacular bridge spans the majestic Snake River Canyon on the northern edge of Twin Falls. It is 1,500 feet long and 486 feet above the Snake River. The four-lane bridge has pedestrian walkways with views of the river, sheer cliffs, the Blue Lakes, waterfalls, a park and two golf courses. A road descends to these areas. BASE jumpers enjoy the Perrine Bridge as their launching pad for parachuting from the bridge to the canyon floor below. A parking area adjacent to a Visitor Center allows for close inspection of Idaho's most striking bridge. It also provides easy access to the developed canyon rim trail system.
City of Rocks back to top
Website: www.nps.gov/ciro/index.htm
Distance from Inn: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
City of Rocks encompasses 14,407 acres of land (about one quarter is privately owned) and is renowned for its scenic, geologic, and historic significance. The City of Rocks area was an important landmark on the California Trail. City of Rocks is one of the finest granite-face climbing sites anywhere. Climbers find the younger granite of the Almo Pluton to be some of the best rock they've ever ascended. About 700 routes have been developed to date. City of Rocks also has ample access to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The winter months provide excellent opportunities for snowshoeing and skiing.
Idaho Heritage Museum back to top
Website: www.nps.gov/ciro/index.htm
Distance from Inn: 27 Minutes
Home to one of the largest collections of Native American’s artifacts and mounted wildlife in the westerns US. Open March-December.
Other Activities back to top
Distance from Inn: Varies
kayaking, rafting, scuba diving, snorkeling, skating, hiking, bicycling, golfing, swimming, site-seeing, camping, frisbee golf, planetarium, BASE jumping. Please contact us for more information.
Blue Lakes Inn Hotel  |  952 Blue Lakes Blvd. N. Twin Falls, Idaho 83301  |  208.933.2123  |  stay@bluelakesinn.com