Twin Falls, Idaho:
Gateway to the Snake River Canyon
The Magic Valley
Incorporated in 1905, Twin Falls, Idaho is the largest city in Twin Falls County, located on the south rim of the Snake River Canyon. It is north of the border from Jackpot, Nevada, which is located about 50 miles south of the state line and is considered to be a part of the greater Metro area. The area northeast of Twin Falls was made famous in 1974 by Evel Knievel, who took to a steam-powered rocket in a daring attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon. The jump site is about midway between Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Bridge.
Business & Education in Twin Falls
The Twin Falls agriculture industry includes beans and sugar beets. As far as employment, Salt Lake City is home to cheese producer Glanbia Foods, Falls Brand meats, Amalgamated Sugar, Lamb Weston foods, and Chobani Yogurt Company. Opportunities for education and employment are available at The College of Southern Idaho, which offers classes from Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho on its campus.
Interests in the Twin Falls Area
- If you’re a BASE jumper, you’ll be happy to know The Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon just north of Twin Falls, is one of only a handful of artificial structures worldwide where BASE jumping is legal.
- You’ll definitely want to visit the beautiful 212-ft. Shoshone Falls, or “the Niagara of the West.” Shoshone Falls has its own beauty, off-season in the late summer and autumn months when the water flows are low, but when the water is at full-capacity in the spring and early summer (winter weather conditions permitting), the falls are just spectacular, and worth a drive to see.
- The Shoshone Ice Caves, and Balanced Rock are a short and interesting drive away.
Rocky Mountain Electric in Twin Falls
If you need an electrician at your home or business, we can help. At Rocky Mountain Electric, we know the Twin Falls area. You can trust our fully-trained and licensed electricians to repair, maintain, and install your system correctly, and within your budget. Call RME today for all of your electrical installation, service, and repair needs.