Twin Falls, Idaho: Evel Knievel Snake River Jump Site

Dry climate, a remote location, and a civic sense of history have preserved this important pile of dirt, which held the world's attention for a brief moment on September 8, 1974. It now has its own parking lot and historical marker.

Address:
Temple View Way, Twin Falls, ID
Directions:
From US-93 BUS/Blue Lakes Blvd in downtown Twin Falls, turn east at the stoplight onto Falls Ave. Drive two miles. Turn left at the stop sign onto 3200 E. Drive north about one mile. When you come to the gate, jog left, then follow this road north another half-mile to the parking lot. You'll see the dirt jump ramp straight ahead.
Hours:
Dawn-dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Evel Knievel Snake River Jump Site

We visited the Evel Knievel jump site a couple of weeks ago. There is now a dirt road and dirt parking area. There is a paved walking path between the ramp and the canyon (Centennial Trail?) and an informational sign. We enjoyed the stop more than we thought we would.

[Caroline Chieffo, 08/01/2022]

Dry climate, a remote location, and a civic sense of history have preserved this important pile of dirt, which held the world's attention for a brief moment on September 8, 1974.

Snake River Canyon.

Evel Knievel Snake River Ramp

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]

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