The Thousand Springs Scenic Byway winds through 67 miles of the most remarkable geology and natural beauty in Idaho.

Here, you’ll find thousands (really!) of incredible waterfalls, soothing hot springs, charming small towns, and Idaho’s famous trout.

View 360° Tour

Trail Begins: US-30, just after exiting I-84 at Bliss.

The Canyon: The byway drops almost immediately into the massive Snake River Canyon. Check out the “melon” boulders and other incredible geology formed millions of years ago.

Water, Water Everywhere: You’ll quickly see where Thousand Springs gets its name: There are waterfalls and hot springs everywhere. The vast Snake River Plain Aquifer flows 2,308 miles beneath volcanic rock from the St. Anthony to the Snake River, where it flows over the cliffs atThousand Springs. Take a boat tour or dinner cruise to get close to these natural wonders.

Have a Soak: Southern Idahoans have been enjoying the soothing waters of hot springs for generations. Have a soak yourself at Miracle Hot Springs, Banbury Hot Springs, or 1,000 Springs Resort. Both have public and private pools, as well as camping and RV facilities.

Famous Fish: Did you know that 70 percent the trout sold in the United States comes from Hagerman? The pure, cool, oxygen-rich water that flows from the Snake River Aquifer is perfect for raising these tasty fish. Visit a trout hatchery and check out Southern Idaho’s sustainable aquaculture.

Quaint Towns and Parks: Grab a cone at Cloverleaf Creamery, one of Southern Idaho’s most beloved ice cream and dairy shops, and explore historic Buhl, home of the annual Trout Festival. Travel further down the road and wander the tree-lined streets of Filer, where Idaho’s largest county fair is held every September. Visit one of the 24 great parks in Twin Falls, including City Park — ringed by historic architecture — and listen to one of the country’s oldest city bands at the historic bandshell. Stop by Hansen and Kimberly on your way to your camping spot in the South Hills.

Higher Than Niagara: Towering Shoshone Falls is worth a side trip; this spectacular waterfall is 212 feet — higher than Niagara! See it at its peak in early spring before it is put to work irrigating the area’s fertile farmland. While you’re at Shoshone Falls Park, get on the Centennial Trail. You’ll see unbelievable panoramic views and the launch site of Evel Knievel’s ill-fated 1974 jump.

Trip Itineraries

Memorial Weekend in Southern Idaho

The weather is finally getting warm, and the flowers are in full bloom. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the nature of Southern Idaho!

Top 10 Things to Do In Southern Idaho

Your Guide to the Most Astounding, Eye-Popping, and Obscure Sights and Activities in the Region Southern Idaho is not flashy. ...

Top 10 Must See in Twin Falls

Spending the weekend in Twin Falls and want to enjoy the town? From a local perspective, we created a top ten must see list! Read all our recommendations on the perfect list of things to do, plus advice only a local would know.

Women Solo Travel in Southern Idaho

Women solo travelers are welcome to Southern Idaho! Hike our unique locations and feel safe while doing it alone. Experience nature, kind hikers, and beautiful views all around!

Tea Kettle Cave - Gooding, Idaho

Tea Kettle Cave, located north of Gooding, Idaho is an incredible place. Explore under Earth's surface to find an oasis of green ferns, and a lava tunnel that will blow your mind!

Mogensen Trail Snake River Canyon

Mogensen Trail is conveniently located minutes from Twin Falls and Jerome. Enjoy waterfalls, bridges, BASE jumpers, and more on this peaceful hike!

Box Canyon State Park and Nature Preserve

Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve is a sight to be seen. Being the 11th largest spring in ...

The Ultimate Waterfalls Guide

Chasing waterfalls? The ultimate waterfall guide of Southern Idaho will give you directions, advice, and other facts about epic waterfall adventures!

Explore the Secrets of Black Magic Canyon

The smooth rock walls of Black Magic Canyon, carved by the Big Wood River thousands of years ago, provide an Arizona slot canyon aesthetic. In the summer, the water carves through the lava rocks, hiding it as if it didn't exist. But in the fall and winter - there is epic exploring to be done!

Top 10 Spring Break Destinations

Explore Southern Idaho's 10 best Spring Break locations! Who needs the beach when you have snow covered mountains and waterfalls to see?