Idaho - Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

 

Begin at I-84 near Bliss, Idaho and follows US 30 southeast through Twin Falls to Idaho 50, then north on Idaho 50 to I-84.  Also US 93 from Twin Falls north to I-84.

 

The Thousand Springs Scenic Byway winds through 67 miles of the most remarkable geology and natural beauty in Idaho. Here, you’ll find thousands (really!) of incredible waterfalls, soothing hot springs, charming small towns, and Idaho’s famous trout.

 

The byway drops almost immediately into the massive Snake River Canyon. ... There are waterfalls and hot springs everywhere. ... Have a soak yourself at Miracle Hot Springs, Banbury Hot Springs, or 1,000 Springs Resort. Both have public and private pools, as well as camping and RV facilities. … Towering Shoshone Falls is worth a side trip; this spectacular waterfall is 212 feet — higher than Niagara! See it at its peak in early spring ... While you’re at Shoshone Falls Park, get on the Centennial Trail. You’ll see unbelievable panoramic views and the launch site of Evel Knievel’s ill-fated 1974 jump.”

 

https://visitsouthidaho.com/about-southern-idaho/thousand-springs-scenic-byway/

 

 

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Rocket from Evel Knievel's Snake River jump in 1974 as seen in this Huffington Post photo.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roadtrippers/evel-knievel-is-riding-in_b_6278668.html
Rocket from Evel Knievel's Snake River jump in 1974 as seen in this Huffington Post photo. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roadtrippers/evel-knievel-is-riding-in_b_6278668.html


In 1974, Mr. Knievel decided he would jump 1,600 feet across the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. Before thousands of spectators and thousands more on a closed-circuit television broadcast, he took a rocket-powered motorcycle up a 108-foot ramp at 350 miles an hour and soared some 2,000 feet over the canyon floor.

 

But his parachute opened prematurely, and he and the cycle drifted to the canyon floor, leaving him without serious injury.”

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/us/01knievel.html

 

 

See the Smithsonian Channel video about the jump.

 


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  • #1

    pay someone to do my assignment (Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:56)

    Camping is acceptable at convinced intervals along the scenic byway for those who are involved. Since the street is a byway there are food, petrol, and accommodation options.

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    Ryan Gosling Drive Jacket (Monday, 03 July 2017 06:43)

    Thousand Springs State Park is a state stop of Idaho, USA, containing 5 units in the Hagerman Valley. In 2005 as a component of an ace arranging process, it was chosen to join 4 existing state stops under a solitary new element.