Snake River Jump Site | Evel Knievel
Organized by: Parksmith Exhibits Media
Contribute and share the history of Twin Falls and the story of an American daredevil with our visitors.
Invest our community by helping the Chamber to create a fun and interactive exhibit that highlights Evel Knievel's Snake River jump site. Visable through the windows of the Twin Falls Visitor Center, the large earthen ramp can be seen in the distance by visitors. Help us share our diverse history by making this project possible.
On September 8, 1974, with much media fanfare, daredevil Evel Knievel tried and failed to leap the 1600' chasm of the Snake River Canyon on his specially engineered rocket motorcycle. His drogue parachute malfunctioned and opened on take-off. Evel and his contraption floated to the bottom of the canyon, landing on the riverbank directly below his launch ramp. If he'd gone into the river, many speculate (including Evel) that he would not have survived.