The Road to Alumafandango: Twin Falls, Idaho

The Road to Alumafandango: Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

I drove from Hilgard Junction State Park, Oregon to Twin Falls, Idaho where I made a reservation at the local KOA. Let’s just say, I wasn’t super impressed with the Idaho part of the journey so far. I’m sure there are some really beautiful places, but they aren’t around I-84. It’s also slim pickings in the State Park and RV Park departments here, so the KOA seemed like a safe bet. Well, it was ok.

As you’ll notice from this post, I don’t have any photos of the KOA. It’s not that it was terrible — the staff was incredibly wonderful, and they obviously work really hard making everyone’s stay a good one, they have full hookups and a little yards with a fire pit and a picnic table at each spot. It has all the ingredients for a good place (laundry, pool, paddle boats by the river, cafe) but it’s right next to a highway and a dairy farm, so between the noise and the smell, it’ll make for a rough night.

We decided to go into Twin Falls instead and had a great time. The town is being revitalized — so you see quirky cupcake shops next to abandoned furniture stores.

Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

By far the coolest thing Twin Falls has going for it is the Snake River. At the bottom of the gorge is a park and boat launch so we decided to get up early the next morning to take Laura and Kevin’s inflatable kayak on a little ride.

Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

Then in the midst of the quiet we heard “Woooo-hooooo!”, looked up and there was a guy base jumping off the bridge.

Twin Falls, Idaho

And here’s a photo of Deke the night before so you can see how high up the bridge really is.

Twin Falls, Idaho

Would we go back to Twin Falls? Probably not. But then again, we probably wouldn’t go through Idaho this way either. Next stop: Utah!

4 Comments

  1. We thought Twin Falls was one of America’s best kept secrets. Safe travels.

    Reply
    • I know! Its so strange… you’re driving and driving and then you hit that bridge over the Snake River and its majestic!

  2. You need to get off 84 to see the real Idaho. You missed the most beautiful and spectacular parts of the state. Travel Highway 95 north, go to Stanley between the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains along hwy. 75, float the Salmon River…. I could go on. Idaho has some excellent state parks; even some of them along 84 like Three Island Crossing near Glenns Ferry. Come back and spend some more time. Oh yeah, spend some time wine tasting as well especially when you are in southwest Idaho.

    Reply
    • Hi Dave! I would LOVE to see more of Idaho, especially since we’re in WA, it’s so close. If you have any more suggestions for the northern part of the state, please let me know. And I love the wine tasting idea as well!
      -Tiffani

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