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Designation: Idaho State Scenic Byway
Fees: Only at attractions.
Length, One-Way: 67 Miles (111.67 Kilometers)
Time: Allow 1.5 Hours

General Information

Description - Driving through the Snake River Canyon on U.S. 30 between Hagerman and Twin Falls, it's easy to see how the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway got its name. An abundance of natural springs gush from the steep canyon walls and cascade into the river below. The water source is the Snake River Plains Aquifer, one of the largest groundwater systems in the world. It creeps through an area of several thousand square miles under southern Idaho's porous volcanic rock before emerging from the springs in the cliffs. Today, hydroelectric projects divert some of the water. That's why you won't see literally a "Thousand Springs." However, it is still an impressive sight.

Attractions - The Thousand Springs Scenic Byway is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The route begins at the junction of I-84 at Bliss and follows a route along U.S. 30 southeasterly through the beautiful Hagerman Valley and through Twin Falls to a connection with SH-50, thence northerly to a jucntion with I-84. Also a leg of the route follows U.S. 93 Spur and U.S. 93 north from a junction with U.S. 30 (Blue Lakes Blvd. And Kimberly Road) in Twin Falls to a junction with I-84

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Additional Information:
Idaho Scenic Byways - Idaho offers close to 20 state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated scenic, historic and backcountry byways. These byways travel through Idaho's diverse geography and lead to historic sites.
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Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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