The beauty of Mesa Falls, IdahoSunday evening we drove to the Upper Mesa Falls. We have been here before, but it is so spectacular, that it deserves several trips. There is a wonderful walking trail that takes you to several overlooks with a great view of the falls. The parking lot is quite large, and there is a separate lot designated for RV’s. The falls are 114 feet high. The water that is coming down these falls, is the same water that I showed in Monday’s post. It all originates in Big Springs, right out of the mountain. This is looking straight down. The spray from the force of the waterfall has created a micro environment along the sheer cliff wall. It is very green over there, and there are different plants growing in just that one spot. This is what it looks like from the top, just before the water tumbles over. I would not want this view from a boat however. As you can well imagine, the roar of the waterfall is incredible.
Mesa Falls also has a lower falls overlook, but the river is pretty far away, and we didn’t have time to hike down. There is a small campground here too, with power and great views. The Mesa Falls highway is an easy drive for an RV, and if you are adventurous you can find boondocking down several of the dirt roads.
This is another must see spot, if you are in this neck of the woods.