Twin Falls, Idaho: Evel Knievel's Snake River Jump Monument
Buzz Langdon Visitor Center
- 858 Blue Lakes Blvd N., Twin Falls, ID
- Behind the Buzz Langdon Visitor Center on the southwest side of the bridge, behind the Outback Steakhouse. The monument is on the northeast corner of the parking lot, at the end of the walkway that leads to the bridge.
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- Worth a Detour
Monument commemorates Evel's unsuccessful 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket cycle. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Evel Knievel's Snake River Jump Monument
The prettiest view is right on the main drag. Well worth taking the time to take in the park and the Falls. Gorgeous.[L Peterson, 09/24/2013]
Truck parking. Only bridge in America that you can parachute from without getting a permit. Just walk up and jump. Watched over 20 jumps today. Nice walking and bike path, too.[Chris, 06/26/2013]
One view of the Snake River jump ramp can be accessed from the Canyon Trails hike inside Shoshone Falls park. $3 vehicle fee (Aug 2012). The park is worth the detour itself; the falls are spectacular.[John Wallace, 08/11/2012]
I initially walked right past the monument, thinking it would be closer to the canyon edge -- went under the bridge to the other side and was delighted to see people jumping from the bridge. Not to worry -- there is a B.A.S.E. jumping business near the visitor center, and folks routinely (on good weather days) jump off the bridge of their own free will and try to land on a target painted on the ground on the south side of the canyon.
A local lady told me that Robbie Knievel recently expressed a formal desire to attempt the same jump that his father did not complete, but the current mayor and city council are against it, as Evel left town owing thousands of dollars to promoters and local folks (this according to the local lady, which may or may not be true, and is in no way meant to soil the memory of an American legend).[Daniel Langdon Jones, 10/04/2011]