Shoshone Falls - The Niagara of the West
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 42° 35.637 W 114° 24.089
11T E 713196 N 4718998
Quick Description: A waterfall higher than the famous Niagara Falls
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2006 11:05:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMHQ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 360

Long Description:

People call Shoshone Falls "The Niagara of the West." It is not as wide as Niagara but the water drops free for 212 feet (vs. 176 ft at Niagara). The big advantage over Niagara: It is a five mile ride on back country roads to Shoshone Falls Park, and when we were there on 4th of July, the park was totally deserted which made for an incredible experience. Big drawback, however: due to massive irrigation, there is not much water flow during the summer and sometimes it falls almost dry. The pictures were taken on July 4, 2006 and the water level was reported as "medium."

Wikipedia has more information.

Type: Block

Watercourse: Snake River

Waterfall Height: 212

Seasonality: Seasonal

Seasons of Best Flow: From: 1/1/2006 To: 3/31/2006

Viewpoint: Top

Path Up and Down: None

Walk Behind: Not at all

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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