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“Beautiful Falls and Rainbow”
Review of Mesa Falls

Mesa Falls
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Ashton
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Be sure to take a trip to Mesa Falls. It is awesome and beautiful. You can get next to the falls and usually there is a beautiful rainbow caused by the falls. It is easy to get to and if you are going to Yellowstone it is on the way.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a beautiful water fall and it is combined with a scenic route. Whether you are on your way to or from Island Park, it is a fairly quick stop if you plan ahead. Keep in mind that you may need to pay to park, there may be a shortage of parking, the falls have two viewing areas, and there may be times you can not visit due to holidays, seasons, weather, opening and closing times, etc.

To view the falls, there is very easy access on a constructed walkway with rails which makes it safe for families with little kids. There are restrooms and even places to picnic. If you are more adventurous, there are also hiking trails. Check our the visitors center during your visit and learn about the history and geological features of the area. You will come to appreciate it even more.

3  Thank magicmomentfamily
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

To stand near the top of tall, powerful rushing waterfall and feel the mist of the water as it cascaded down the mountain gave me an adrenaline-rush.

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

These falls are about 1 hour 15 minutes from Idaho Falls. It is definitely worth a visit. The Lower Falls has a parking area with a lookout. You can see the falls in the distance. It is cool. But the upper Falls is where you should go. There is a parking area with a fee ($5 -- cash only). There is a historic cabin converted to a visitors center with rangers on site. From the visitors center it is a short hike (15 minutes?) to the falls. The trail is well marked and is a loop, so you can go either way to see the falls. There are lots of great lookouts from the boardwalk. It is so amazing because you are very close to the water. The current is strong and the falls are over 100 feet high. The area has steep forested mountains coming down to the falls. There is also a large sheet of moss covered rock across from the falls. It is a short hike, yet very rewarding.

2  Thank IndyOne
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

There are absolutely gorgeous views. Bring a camera, and walk along plank and dirt trails. This is not a hard hike at all. Most spots have a parking area, with a short walk to the most scenic views. It was well worth the little out of the way drive on your way to West Yellowstone.

Thank carpentermailbox
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