The Perrine Bridge, built 1974, spans the Snake River carrying U.S. Highway 93, in Twin Falls, Idaho. This steel arch bridge replaced the original bridge which had been built in 1927. This new bridge is 1,500 feet long standing 486 feet above the Snake River.
It is named for I. B. Perrine (1861–1943), who spearheaded the early 20th century irrigation projects in the Magic Valley region and is largely credited as the main founder of Twin Falls.
There are amazing views of the river, the sheer canyon walls, the Blue Lakes, and waterfalls.
If you’re in luck, you may see BASE jumpers parachute off the bridge. This is a popular year round location.
Located at the southwest end of the Perrine Bridge is the Twin Falls Visitor Center featuring souvenirs and gifts, Idaho products, visitor information, and interactive exhibits highlighting the recreational and historical activities and attractions in the region. The visitor center has views of the canyon, bridge, and access to the trail system along the canyon rim. Trails go under the bridge on either side which offers vantage points of the bridge and its structure.
In Twin Falls, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 90°F .
Getting The Shot
Give yourself time to move around and try different compositions along the rim. Explore the trails and vantage points near, under, and away from the bridge.
Camera Gear & Settings
- #shotoniphone Apple iPhone HDR on
- Tonal contrast
- Tune image
What To Bring
- Wide angle lens
- Zoom lens
- Remote shutter release
- Filters (ND and/or polarizer)
- Shoes with good traction and that are waterproof
- Flashlight/headlamp to make your way back after sunset
- Jacket depending on the season
Explore More Of Twin Falls
Hike below Perrine Coulee Falls
From Idaho Falls turn left onto US-93 and cross the Perrine Bridge. Turn right onto Canyon Springs Road. At the first bend in the road you will see limited spots to park to go explore the falls. Find a parking spot, cross the road, and locate the trail next to the canyon side. You’ll see the waterfall once you descend a few rocks. From here you can go behind and/or below the falls. Watch your step as the rocks and weeds tend to be slippery.
Search Pinterest, Instagram, Google Images, 500px, or Flickr for additional composition inspiration.
Directions to the Waterfall and Bridge Overlook
From Idaho Falls turn left onto US-93 and cross the Perrine Bridge. Turn right onto 4100 N/Pole Line Rd. Turn right onto Canyon Crest Dr. As the road bends to the left, turn into the Canyon Crest Dining and Events Center parking lot. Park here, and there is a paved walkway near the canyon edge called Canyon Crest Walkway. There should be a viewing area here for the bridge. Look around until you see the waterfall and scramble to the edge of the canyon until you can see both the waterfall and bridge. Be careful to not get too close to the edge.
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