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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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
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]
Turn right after crossing bridge. Visitor center is behind the Outback.[Colynn, 05/31/2010]
While visiting Idaho, I stopped in Twin Falls to see Evel Knievel's Snake River Jump ramp. A granite monument is located in the parking lot of the Visitor's Center on the SW side of the Hwy 93 bridge into town. The ramp is about 2 miles east of this location and best viewed from the south rim walk on the SE side of the bridge. I tried to get closer, but the streets I took led me to the "No Tresspassing" signs of the Twin Falls Police Department Shooting Range. An employee of Best Buy located there along the south rim walk told me that he never tried to go over there, but thought the ramp was used as a bullet backstop.[Mike Weeks, 04/13/2005]