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Beautiful Perrine Coulee Falls and Perrine Bridge

Perrine Bridge and Perrine Coulee Falls are to great scenic wonders located in the city of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Located along the Snake River and the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho in the city of Twin Falls are two beautiful and amazing sights to see. Perrine Coulee Falls is a 197 foot high single drop waterfall that tumbles into the Snake River Canyon while Perrine Bridge is a 1,500 foot long and 486 foot high bridge that spans the Snake River Canyon.

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These two beautiful sights are less than a mile apart and both are well worth visiting by anyone in the Twin Falls, Idaho area.

Perrine Bridge

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Perrine Bridge takes US Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon in beautiful fashion at the northern end of Twin Falls, Idaho about two miles south of where Highway 93 intersects with Interstate 84 at Exit 173. At the bridge there is a visitor center called the Buzz Langdon Visitor Center and spanning the bridge on both sides are visitor walkways that offer fantastic views of the Snake River Canyon and surrounding area.

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Perrine Bridge is very popular with BASE jumpers who leap off the bridge with an enclosed parachute on their backs and free fall for a bit before opening their parachutes and drifting down into the canyon below.

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Perrine Bridge is the only non-natural structure in the United States where BASE jumping is allowed all year without a permit.

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Daredevils of all sorts having been coming to this part of Idaho for many years as Evil Knievel tried to jump over the Snake River Canyon on a motorcycle in 1974. The ramp that Evil Knievel used for his jump is east of the bridge on the south side of the canyon.

Perrine Coulee Falls

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Perrine Coulee Falls drops 197 beautiful feet straight down into the Snake River Canyon along Perrine Coulee Creek just west of Perrine Bridge. Both the bridge and waterfall where named for I.B. Perrine who founded the city of Twin Falls, Idaho in 1904.

To reach Perrine Coulee Falls take Canyon Springs Road west from Highway 93 just south of Perrine Bridge for under a mile until you see the waterfall. Hikers can take a short trail that goes right up to and even behind Perrine Coulee Falls.

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Perrine Bridge and Perrine Coulee Falls are two easy access and beautiful sights to see in Idaho that are well with visiting by anyone who loves nature and adventure. Another great sight to see nearby is Shoshone Falls - the Niagara of the West.

The Highest Bridge in the United States is the Royal Gorge Bridge which spans the Royal Gorge in Colorado.

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Sources:http://www.visitidaho.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrine_Bridge

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Comments (5)

Lovely pictures !

Great views, you did it again Joe.

nice article, great pics, thanks for sharing

Great article on spectacular waterfall. Thanks again!

Just checking this out again. Great pics as usual and always the great write up, thanks :)

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