Mesa Falls

After spending the night in Rexburg, Idaho I headed north towards the town of Island Park to find my first scenic road of the day.  As I drove north I could see the Grand Teton mountain range to the east, silhouetted by the morning sun.

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When I turned off the main road I entered Harriman State Park where I would soon find Mesa Falls.  After parking near the Visitor Center I took a walkway out to the falls.  It allowed me to get up close and personal with the peak of the Upper Falls.  You will see the walkway at the bottom of the first picture.

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This is all taking place on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.  The Falls drop 114 feet, the height of a 10 story building.  At maximum flow, over 2.6 billion gallons of water flow over the Falls each day.

The Upper Falls were following by an Intermediate Falls….

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…. and then I had to drive further down the road to another overlook where I could see the Lower Falls well below where I was standing.

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