Evel Knievel's 25 Most Dangerous Jumps

2. Snake River Canyon

Date: September 8, 1974
Location: Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, ID
Successful Jump: No
Injuries Sustained: Minor cuts and scrapes

Shortly after the U.S. government denied Knievel's request to attempt a jump over the Grand Canyon, he went and found the next best thing to jump over: a different canyon. But, he failed to complete the jump, after the parachute that was connected to his X-2 Skycycle steam-powered rocket deployed early. It mgith have been a blessing in disguise, though. Had it deployed just a few seconds later, Knievel would have landed in the Snake River and likely drowned.



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