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.