The Most Alluring Natural Wonder In Idaho Is Positively Magical

When a waterfall (well, two, technically) gets its own scenic byway, you know the sight must be something pretty special. And, as with all things in Idaho, that’s definitely the case!

Hidden away deep in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, just shy of West Yellowstone, Upper and Lower Mesa Falls stand proudly cascading as one of the last of their kind: undammed, undiverted, and au naturale. These spectacular tiered waterfalls each plunge over 100 feet into the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, boasting more unrivaled photo opportunities and stunning beauty than seems fair to the rest of America’s waterfalls. Add in the rainbows that appear like clockwork over the water, the expansive, tree-filled surroundings, and gorgeous canyon views and you have an enchanting oasis that you’ll want to return to again and again!

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Idaho’s beauty knows no limits, it seems! Have you ever visited Mesa Falls? We’d love to see your photos!