The 13-mile Murtaugh stretch of the Snake River churns up big excitement with Class III-IV rapids, which means big wave surfing for kayakers and a challenge for even advanced to intermediate rafters and kayakers. The scenery for this trip is the towering cliffs of the Snake River Canyon. Not for the feint of heart of the inexperienced, look for big water boating, especially for advanced kayakers and rafters looking for big waves and holes.
From a 2800-foot elevation water tumbles down the canyon side at 250 cubic feet per second, makes Niagara Springs is a sight you won`t soon forget. The rolling water is the cool blue of ancient glaciers. The springs themselves are a National Natural Landmark and part of the world- famous Thousand Springs Complex along the Snake River. The 110-acre park provides your best opportunity to drive into the 350-foot-deep Snake River canyon, but be cautious, as the road is narrow and steep. Once inside the canyon, you will find year-round fishing in Crystal Springs Lake, including a handicap accessible site. Wildlife, especially waterfowl, is abundant and a group picnic shelter is available.
There are a couple of good options for golf right here in Jerome; the surrounding area offers a number of other courses to choose from as well. The 93 Golf Ranch offers a public access, traditional 9-hole course for players of all skill level. The Jerome Country Club Golf Course offers a traditional front 9 holes with a Links style back 9. While not open to full public access guests are welcome; please call for reservations and regulations.