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Mesa Falls

46 Highway 20, Ashton, ID 83420
+1 208-652-7442
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Not to be missed when traveling through eastern Idaho!

Read about this location online when planning a trip to Wyoming and Montana, and knew we had to... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
bills83au
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Upper and Lower Falls Very Beautiful!

We followed the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and it was great. Both lower and upper falls had lots of... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Piseu
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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46 Highway 20, Ashton, ID 83420
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"scenic byway"
in 15 reviews
"west yellowstone"
in 21 reviews
"warm river"
in 6 reviews
"forest service"
in 10 reviews
"visitor center"
in 14 reviews
"nice walkway"
in 3 reviews
"island park"
in 13 reviews
"pay to park"
in 3 reviews
"large parking lot"
in 3 reviews
"nature trail"
in 7 reviews
"short hike"
in 5 reviews
"parking area"
in 6 reviews
"mile detour"
in 3 reviews
"grand tetons"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 5 reviews
"nice stop"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Read about this location online when planning a trip to Wyoming and Montana, and knew we had to work this in. We arrived, in the rain, just before the visitor center closed. Ranger there was very helpful and nice interpretative similar with furs from and...More

Thank bills83au
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We followed the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and it was great. Both lower and upper falls had lots of water flowing. The upper falls is impressive and they are both beautiful. The loop trail has great lookouts and is not a bad walk. Worth the...More

Thank Piseu
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We followed Idaho hwy 47, the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway, to discover Upper and Lower Falls, well worth the visit. Upper Falls loop trail has stairs, also a handicap trail option to get to the overlook. Trailhead to lower falls (but not the lower falls...More

Thank MJHBlack
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Must see! This is definitely a place that you need to see when in the area. The lower Falls view is far away but pretty but the upper Falls area is much closer views. I think there is a separate walking area that gets you...More

1  Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stopped here on the way back from eating lunch in Ashton, Idaho. There are two sets of falls, the lower and the higher. There is a short hike to the lower falls, but the view once you get there is well worth it. There...More

1  Thank helenandpaul13
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

great little walk to the falls and the visitors center is also worth looking at. Theres a small part for kids where you are encouraged to touch.

Thank kencyn
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The falls are absolutely worth making the detour via the scenic highway (which is worth the detour itself). It wasn't crowded on a late Sunday morning, and with the perfect cloudless sky, the rainbow at the base was giant and intense.

1  Thank Swimfins
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This gem is nestled in the Grand Targhee National Forest on the way to Yellowstone. Easy access to both the lower and upper falls. The view, not to mentions the falls themselves, are breathtaking! Little to no crowds. In addition to the falls, take time...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Cool falls on the way to/from Yellowstone. VERY user friendly with only a .25 mile trail to navigate to get to and from your car. The kids had a wonderful time exploring the visitors center where they had a pretty impressive display of game pelts...More

1  Thank Ben K
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It's a short walk to the upper mesa falls so people of all ages are able to do this. Once you approach the waterfall, we saw a rainbow right above it. Great photo opportunities. Dogs are welcome in the forest. We stopped to have lunch...More

1  Thank Melissa W
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Pablo L
23 January 2018|
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Response from Natsharudy | Reviewed this property |
We just drove there and parked. I had a senior pass.
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steelergirl87
24 July 2017|
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Response from helenandpaul13 | Reviewed this property |
The visitor Centre is only a short walk from the falls, which can be accessed down a wooden stepped walkway. It only takes a couple of minutes. However, there is a charge for parking your car here. If you see my review... More
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