Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

A short trip along the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway will take you to Upper and Lower Mesa Falls. These two amazing waterfalls on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River are breathtaking. Upper Mesa falls is approximately 115 feet while Lower Mesa drops 65 feet before cascading into Cardiac canyon. The stretch of water below the Lower Falls makes for a beautiful float trip (raft required) and is also popular for fishing. In the winter, cross-country skis or snowmobile are the means of entry into the canyon and the parking is at Bear Gulch. To get there from the cabin drive south into Ashton. Turn east on Highway 47 and follow the scenic byway. It's about 15 miles to the Lower Mesa Falls overlook, and another half mile to the Upper Falls turn off. Both are equally spectacular and warrant stopping, though if you only have time for one, go to the Upper Mesa Falls overlook. There may be a day use fee in effect.