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Beautiful rainbow!!

Great stop on the way from West Yellowstone to Jackson. So glad we did it - well worth the $5... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
O'Fallon, Missouri
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These falls were gorgeous and easily accessible! We were able to get very close and saw a rainbow... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Great stop on the way from West Yellowstone to Jackson. So glad we did it - well worth the $5. Bring the bug spray! When you leave, if you’re headed to Jackson, WY don’t forget to stop at the Lower Falls turnout too (free)

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stllynnard
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

These falls were gorgeous and easily accessible! We were able to get very close and saw a rainbow. Highly recommend to anyone in the area! Short hike to lower falls as well but not as impressive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ewachtler
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We were traveling through from Bear Lake to Montana. We had a large group with teens down to babies. We parked in overflow parking at the upper Mesa falls. There is a pay station there for a $5 day fee per car (I believe it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kari P
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Falls were very pretty, but the mosquitoes were very active. The young ladies in the Visitor Center highly recommended bug spay and even sold it there. They told us that they were getting bitten even with spray. We did follow their advice and applied...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I have lived in Idaho for 60 years and never heard of Mesa Falls. A co-worker mentioned it so we decided to take a trip to eastern Idaho and WOW we were not disappointed! Beautiful cascading waterfalls, plenty of viewing platforms up and close to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mseige66
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Beautiful. My only suggestion is to go to the lower falls first and then to the upper falls. Then visit the visitor center for some cool exhibits. Take your camera.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 786isabell
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here as it was pretty much en route from Rexburg to our next overnight stop at Gallatin Gateway. It’s an easy 50 minute drive from Rexburg and is accessed via the Scenic Drive. Both the lower and upper Falls are well signposted. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Milnthorp
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Only 15 or 20 minutes off the main road to Yellowstone park and the road is a loop so you do not have to back track. Bring mosquito spray.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Beautiful scenery. Spectacular views. It is also easy to find from the highway. I just hated to mosquitoes around the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jldeguzman
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We drove the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway on our way up to Yellowstone. It was not crowded at all, and it was gorgeous. The views of the Grand Teton range were spectacular, and we spotted several marmots (including two just lying in the middle of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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23 January 2018|
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Response from Natsharudy | Reviewed this property |
We just drove there and parked. I had a senior pass.
24 July 2017|
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