Who knew there was a waterfall in the United States taller than Niagara Falls? I didn’t! Shoshone Falls is 212 feet tall and 900 feet wide and is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States. We were there in April 2019 and were just AMAZED at its size and beauty!
We were on our way toward Oregon to begin our venture north to Alaska. When I was looking to find a place to spend a few days on our journey, I found scenic location. I’m still amazed at the beauty of this place in Shoshone, Idaho!
The Falls water flow can shift significantly. In the website about the Falls (https://www.tfid.org/309/Shoshone-Falls), it says
The flow of the Shoshone Falls is dependent on many variables. One of which is the amount of snowfall our region receives each winter. On years with heavy snowfalls, Shoshone Falls can reach flows upwards of 20,000 CFS (cubic feet per second). In a typical year, the spring flows at Shoshone Falls will peak between 10,000 and 12,000 CFS.
Shoshone Falls is just beautiful!!!! If you are ever in the area… try to see it!
This was ORIGINALLY posted in the Local Guides Connect forum.
Canyon inside the canyon of Snake River down from Shoshone Falls
Lovely place to sit and visit Shoshone Falls
Sitting with the dogs while visiting Shoshone Falls
Evel Kneivel write-up at the launch pad down from Shoshone Falls
Shoshone Falls down the canyon at a far distance
Launch pad for Evel Kneivel to cross the Snake River down from Shoshone Falls
Snake river just after Shoshone Falls
Bridge crossing the Snake River canyon at Shoshone Falls
Evel Kneivel launch where he tried to rocket across the Snake river down from Shoshone Falls
Snake river canyon down from Shoshone Falls
Shoshone Falls at a distance
So much mist is produced at the base of Shoshone Falls