Driving from Boise to Twin Falls takes just about two hours, but not many know there are secret gems on the way! We love taking the scenic route, stopping at a canyons, and dining at tasty places.

Starting in Boise

Make a great start by driving an hour and twenty minutes towards Twin Falls. Stop at Bliss to fill up on gas and dine at the Oxbow Diner! Their comfort food is sure to hit the spot! This way, you’ll have energy for adventure.

Next, drive to Malad Gorge State Park. This deep canyon cuts right under the interstate, and most drivers don’t even notice it! Signs on the road lead right to the entrance where you will pay a $5 fee. The first pull off area is near the interstate bridge. There is a walking bridge to cross over the canyon where you can view Devil’s Washbowl from above. Hike all around the state park to see more waterfalls and views of the canyon.

Off to Hagerman

Once you’ve seen the beauty of Malad Gorge, head to Hagerman next. This is not the traditional way to get to Twin Falls from Boise, but it is always worth it to take the scenic route! Hagerman has multiple places to stop for fun experiences. This includes the Snake River that brings kayakers, white water rafters, and boaters. The Hagerman Fossil Beds are behind the river, and have a Visitors Center in town that owns incredible fossils! Stop at Bullets N’ Brews for coffee when in Hagerman!

Where to stay in Hagerman to extend your stay? https://hagermanvalleyinn.net

From here, head towards Twin Falls on the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. You will drive past gorgeous scenery on the way including hills, waterfalls, and Ritter Islands’ Lemon Falls. These are all visible from the highway!

Drive all the way to Buhl and get ice cream at Cloverleaf Creamery. It is the best ice cream around plus locally sourced! Take it to-go and head out to Balanced Rock Park. This is about 17 miles out of the way, but needs to be included on the list to see! Drive into a crazy looking canyon after fifteen minutes on the farm roads. At the end of the canyon you will find Balanced Rock an iconic landmark. There are trails to hike all around as well as an entire canyon of giant rock spires.

Destination Twin Falls

Make your way all the way to Twin Falls from here, but don’t forget to stop at the Perrine Bridge! This bridge can’t be missed, it is the entrance to Twin Falls from the north and spreads across the gorgeous Snake River Canyon. BASE Jumpers will soar to the water below from the bridge, and waterfalls are spread all along the canyon walls nearby. Stretch your legs out on the Canyon Rim Trail after all the exploring and driving.

Enjoy a weekend in Twin Falls! We have you covered for what to do while you’re visiting:

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