The team of residents in the Magic Valley RTT definitely live by the “work hard, play harder” mantra. Historically, all of the residents have lived in Twin Falls, which is where the majority of the clinical hours are spent.
When the residents are not fulfilling clinical duties, you will likely find them outside. The Snake River Canyon offers paddle boarding/kayaking opportunities, fishing, hiking, spelunking, golfing, zip lining, and many local waterfalls to explore. For rock climbers, there is an indoor gym for year-round opportunities, with Dierkes Lake twenty minutes outside of Twin Falls and the City of Rocks 1.5 hours from Twin Falls. While at Dierkes, it is worth the few extra miles to drive to Shoshone Falls, or you can take the Snake River by navigating over Pillar Falls with your flotation device of choice.
The Magic Valley offers many opportunities to visit farmers markets or pick your own produce at the College of Southern Idaho’s fields and many other local orchards. This is a great opportunity to get the family outside, and gain access to fresh and affordable produce.
During the fall and winter months, many residents enjoy hunting, downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. For snow sports, Magic Mountain is one hour south of Twin Falls, or you can go north two hours to reach Sun Valley. After getting some exercise, nothing beats a nice long soak in some of the local hot springs including Miracle Hot Springs, Banbury Hot Springs, 1000 Springs Resort, and may natural non-commercial hot springs.
Favorite local eateries include Twin Beans for crepes and coffee, The Yellow Brick Café for brunch, The Anchor or Scooters for a local brew and burger, Elevation 486 for the views, Rudy’s for wine and cheese nights or to join the local book club, Cloverleaf Creamery in Buhl for ice-cream, and many other eateries. Twin Falls also is now home to two local breweries, Von Schidt’s and Koto, as well as a yearly BrewFest in City Park for those who enjoy an occasional beer. Residents also commonly gather for backyard barbeques and s’mores.
A lot of effort has recently been made to re-vitalize downtown Twin Falls. New events include the Twin Falls Tonight Summer Concert Series where local artists perform, and the whole community turns out to enjoy yummy food truck grub while their children play in the new Centennial Waterfront Park.
We are always seeking new adventures and hope you visit us to see what the Magic Valley has to offer!
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