Centuries ago, Indian tribes such as the Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, and Shoshone-Paiute openly roamed and inhabited the lands of central and southern Idaho. The caves and caverns of these regions of the state likely hold the entombed remains of many fallen tribal peoples, including those linked directly to famed Shoshone Indian explorer Sacagawea.

Located 40 miles north of Twin Falls are the Shoshone Ice Caves. These caves and lava tubes draw thousands of tourists and locals each year for guided, subterranean strolls along elevated wooden and metal walkways. The history of this region is a fascinating one, to say the least.

Long before these tribes called southern Idaho home, volcanoes spewed molten lava all throughout southern Idaho, which is still evident from the numerous rock species and caves that have cooled and now attract visitors. Signs identifying the caves can be seen by motorists off of Highway 75.

Like Sacagawea, Princess Edahow was a member of the Shoshone Indians, although they belonged to different subtribes, according to hauntedjournies.com. The ice caves that are found north of Twin Falls are said to be the final resting place of Princess Edahow, having fallen victim to hypothermia or a cave-in.

The portion of the cave that may hold the remains of the princess is approximately 1,000 feet long. Guides walk dozens of visitors through these lava tubes on a weekly basis, in which temperatures are below freezing in some areas. The caves also make for a nice escape from hot desert temperatures in the spring and summer months.

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