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Mesa Falls

46 Highway 20, Ashton, ID 83420
+1 208-652-7442
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A Beautiful Part of Nature

To stand near the top of tall, powerful rushing waterfall and feel the mist of the water as it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike F
A must see!

These falls are about 1 hour 15 minutes from Idaho Falls. It is definitely worth a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“scenic byway” (15 reviews)
“forest service” (10 reviews)
46 Highway 20, Ashton, ID 83420
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank IndyOne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank carpentermailbox
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Not too many people seem to know about Mesa Falls and the scenic highway access. Definitely worth the side trip. There are actually 2 sets of falls, one you view from on high, and a second set that you can walk to get much closer....More

Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were travelling from Twin Falls Idaho up to Yellowstone Nat'l Park. We took a little side trip in Ashton to see the upper and lower Mesa Falls (Snake River). It was an easy drive to both falls with only a little hiking involved. Two...More

Thank Marshall W
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We didn’t expect these beautiful falls here. Spectacular views. A must see if you’re in the neighborhood. We didn’t have to pay with our NPS year pass.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mesa Falls is beautiful and most persons can get to both the upper and lower falls vistas. persons that have problems with stairs/steps may have trouble

Thank Buckman630
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We love water falls and Mesa Falls did not disappoint. The drive to the falls is simply stunning - beautiful, scenic area. A special bonus for us was the fact that it was not overrun by tourists like the falls in Yellowstone. The walk to...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The falls are beautiful and not crowded, so be sure to make the trip. The visitors center is a wonderfully restored building worth exploring. This is a side trip you will not regret.

Thank AJLIllinois
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Mesa Falls is worth the visit beautiful location. You do have to pay a few dollars to park. For a family outing it is fun see.

Thank Jerah M
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25 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
19 July 2017|
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Response from Dfcameron | Reviewed this property |
No. But there is close by at Harriman.
24 March 2017|
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Response from USAExpat555 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure where you are driving from; but, Mesa Falls is on your way to Island Park, Idaho. You would need to backtrack a couple of hours to reach Jackson Hole. There is a turn off not far from Rexburg, Idaho that will... More