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Mesa Falls

46 Highway 20, Ashton, ID 83420
+1 208-652-7442
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Awesome Falls

We enjoyed seeing the falls. You can walk very near the top of the falls so you can hear it and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
Nice stop

Great scenic byway with two beautiful falls. The national park service runs the main falls and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arlington, Texas
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46 Highway 20, Ashton, ID 83420
+1 208-652-7442
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the falls. You can walk very near the top of the falls so you can hear it and feel the spay. Best falls we saw while on our Yellowstone area trip. Make sure to include a visit to the park ranger station....More

Thank OHioTravelingLady
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great scenic byway with two beautiful falls. The national park service runs the main falls and charges just 5 dollars to enter. Well worth it!! Beautiful.

1  Thank joedvet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Messa Falls which was free but had to pay $5 for parking We found that there were steps leading down to the falls but wanted to conquer them because we could see the rushing falls from the top. There is an accessible view...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the scenic routes from Idaho Falls to get to Yellowstone - not only for the scenic drives but to stop and see the falls. there is a small charge to go to the falls and that includes the parking. We used our Senior...More

Thank steelergirl87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On impulse, we decided to go to Upper Meds Falls. I used my Senior Pass for entry (free). Yay. The road was steep and winding but once we saw the falls it was awesome. The pathway they was nice and fairly easy to navigate and...More

Thank Natsharudy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in Island Park, Idaho and a local told us about Mesa Falls. He said that it is the most magical and beautiful place on earth. It did not disappoint. I've seen numerous waterfalls throughout the Hawaiian Islands and this ranks right up...More

Thank gpjpt94
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live close by this amazing place. Anytime someone new comes to visit, I have to take them there. It has a nice wood walkway right to the upper falls. It is beautiful all year round.

1  Thank KarenH1100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short little walk and you get to view and enjoy the sounds of a wonderful waterfall. There is a bench down by the falls you can sit at and enjoy as well.

1  Thank Cora W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls and the surrounding area were beautiful. You have to be able to negotiate stairs to get to the falls.

Thank Raretraveler7152017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a parking lot very close to the falls. I just expected a fall and nothing more really. But I was surprised by how big and scenic the whole thing is. All the trees and the river that flows..very beautiful! Something to see by...More

Thank Nada L
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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
18 July 2017|
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Response from Dfcameron | Reviewed this property |
No. But there is close by at Harriman.
23 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