The footage, as one would imagine, is very grainy and appears to have been shot by a crew member or someone that had access not given to the average person. It shows the preparations being put into the jump just moments before Knievel took flight.
Twin Falls is known for lots of things, one of them being the place that Evel Knieval failed to jump the Snake River Canyon in his rocket. Eddie Braun, another stunt man, decided to try the jump again decades later. Disney+ has created a documentary about the event featuring, of course, Twin Falls as well.
Statues, dedicated benches, historical plaques and the opportunity to sit for a spell and watch the BASE jumpers soar downward through the air to the landing zone on the river bank, just add to this walk, that is both non-strenuous and quite enjoyable.
More than a mile long section of new Canyon Rim Trail system is set to open to the public Friday in Twin Falls. According to City Spokesperson Josh Palmer, the walking and biking public will be able to go past the Evel Knievel jump site to the west to access the new 1.6 mile connector trail.
I have a bone to pick with the rest of the world. Do a search for "best canyons in America" and see what you find. I'll save you some time. What you won't find is a mention of Snake River Canyon anywhere.
Eddie Braun's attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon is imminent. Eddie and his team have a launch window between Friday and Sunday to make this happen. Here are some pictures of the ramp and landing area, plus a tip on what might be the safest place to view this event.
No matter how hard we try, the rest of the world will not let us forget Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon jump attempt. And, you'll never guess where the most recent reenactment comes from. Or, maybe you can. It's the kids cartoon, Paw Patrol.
If you live in Twin Falls, you either love Evel Knievel or you hate him. If you were around Twin when he attempted the Snake River Canyon jump, you probably tired of hearing his name. However, it's hard not to laugh at some of the weird Evel Knievel stuff you can currently find on Ebay. Here are a few of my favorites.
Were you an Evel Knievel fan? Were you there at the canyon when he tried to make the famous jump in September of 1974? Ever wished you could own something from that famous event here in Twin Falls? If so, your wish has come true. You can now buy a part of Evel's skycycle for a million dollars on Ebay.
Today is February 29, Leap Day. What do you do with an extra day that you only get once every four years? If you're smart, you spend it in the Magic Valley where we do Leap Day better than anyone else. Here's why.