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Location: Ashton, Targhee National Forest, Fremont County
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Height: 114 ft.
Access:   car   wheelchair   dog  
Distance: n/a
Elevation: 5600 ft.
Season: year-round
Difficulty: easy
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Lat/Long:44.1879, -111.3302
Directions:From Ashton, drive north on Hwy 47 for about 15 miles to the signed turnoff for Upper Mesa Falls (0.7 miles past Lower Mesa Falls). From West Yellowstone, drive south for 35 miles on Hwy 20 to Hwy 47 (signed for Mesa Falls). Drive about 13 miles on Hwy 47 to the signed turnoff for Upper Mesa Falls. There is a $3 fee.

Upper Mesa Falls, aka Big Falls, is an absolutely awesome waterfall dropping about 114 ft. on the Henrys Fork of the Snake River. The power of the water falling here is great, and the width of the waterfall is 300 ft. wide; it reminds us of a small Niagara Falls.

In the past this site belonged to a power company, but it was purchased recently by Targhee National Forest and developed into a scenic attraction with a walking path leading to several viewpoints. Excellent! In the never-ending fight to save our waterfalls and trails, this is a big win!

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Lower Mesa Falls 1.02 miles

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