The beauty of Mesa Falls, Idaho
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.
If only people realized what and how trees and water help us…:)JP
We are still recovering from that drive to Vegas and back, but seeing these photos you post makes us want to go back out west and see some nice scenery! Just gorgeous!
You would love it out here. Great scenery, great hikes.
It’s a beautiful place and I would like to sit there with a book (or better I would sit there with a little distance to the falls after hearing the roar in your video)
Wow that was quite a roar. What a stunning place. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
There is nothing like the roar of waterfalls. You go to so many gorgeous places!
I love waterfalls, and we try to find them where ever we can.
It’s beautiful there!
Wow that is truly spectacular! I love waterfalls and could just sit and watch them all day long, sort of the same way I feel about watching the waves on the ocean. It’s funny my zodiac sign is fire, but I LOVE water. ;-)
My sign is cancer, and therfore water. I love being near water of any kind, but we truly love waterfalls. We were married next to a waterfall actually.
That is incredible Mary. I loved hearing the sound of the waterfall. It feels almost like you are in a canyon. Love the pictures. I have not had the chance to visit Idaho, but now I want to go in the worst way.
The falls are in a canyon, the overlook is down about half way. You need to come out west Mel, we would have a blast!
it’s amazing! thanks for the sound, too!
WOW!!!!!!! How gorgeous is that!!!!!! I thought the falls by my house were cool! BOL!
Thanks fore sharing your adventures!
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Gorgeous! I love big waterfalls!
Great shots! Spectacular is a great way to describe it!
think about all the power in that water fall. Amazing!
I can hear the falls and feel the spray from here! Love it!
That is truly spectacular. We are having a drought and all that water and greenery was delightful to see.
I would love to visit there! It looks like a lot of fun and I bet the dogs would love hiking there with us. You visit the coolest places!
Beautiful falls.I wanted to stop at Shoshone Falls on the way back from BlogPaws but we ended up driving through Twin Falls, ID when it was dark.
Absolutely beautiful! When mom was in Tibet she did the same thing, took a movie of the running water just to hear the sound. It was at Leaping Tiger Gorge. Love Dolly
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What a beautiful waterfall. I so love them. Beautiful pictures too.