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Mesa Falls Scenic Byway: general information

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Mesa Falls Scenic Byway

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The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes you to two of the last undisturbed waterfalls in the West. Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are the last major falls in Idaho that have not been used for irrigation or hydroelectric projects. One of the highlight of this Byway is certainly Upper Mesa Falls. A thunderous curtain of water – as tall as a 10-story building – pours over remnants of an ancient volcanic super-eruption that spewed ash over much of the current US.
To learn more about Big Falls Inn Interpretive Cente...
The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes you to two of the last undisturbed waterfalls in the West. Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are the last major falls in Idaho that have not been used for irrigation or hydroelectric projects. One of the highlight of this Byway is certainly Upper Mesa Falls. A thunderous curtain of water – as tall as a 10-story building – pours over remnants of an ancient volcanic super-eruption that spewed ash over much of the current US.
To learn more about Big Falls Inn Interpretive Center check the Waymark or Idaho Heritage website.
More information on the Public Lands Information Center website.
This is the official Mesa Falls Visitor Center site Map by Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
This is the official Byway Map by the National Forest Service.
The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes you to two of the last undisturbed waterfalls in the West. Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are the last major falls in Idaho that have not been used for irrigation or hydroelectric projects. One of the highlight of this Byway is certainly Upper Mesa Falls. A thunderous curtain of water – as tall as a 10-story building – pours over remnants of an ancient volcanic super-eruption that spewed ash over much of the current US.
To learn more about Big Falls Inn Interpretive Cente...

Mesa Falls Scenic Byway: nearby sleeping facilities

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30 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Flagg Ranch Resort
Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
The Cottage
Moose Creek Ranch
Jackson Lake Lodge
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Signal Mountain Lodge
Three Bear Lodge
Linn Canyon Ranch
The Hatchet Resort
Aspen Grove Inn
Colter Bay Village
Canyon Lodge & Cabins
Jared's Wild Rose Ranch Resort
Blue Heron Inn Bed and Breakfast
Henderson Creek Lodge
Teton View Bed and Breakfast
Yellowstone Inn
Macks Inn Resort
Pines Motel-Guest Haus
Old Faithful Lodge & Cabins
Sassy Moose Inn
Jenny Lake Lodge
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins
Cowboy Roadhouse Lodge
Old Faithful Inn
La Quinta Inns & Suites
Lake Lodge Cabins
Heart Six Ranch

Mesa Falls Scenic Byway: nearby destinations

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Teton Park RoadByways - Wyoming - 71km (45mi)
YellowstoneNational Park - Wyoming - 72km (46mi)
Jackson Hole AirportAirport - Wyoming - 80km (51mi)
YellowstoneNational Park - Montana - 84km (54mi)
National Elk RefugeNational Wildlife Refuge - Wyoming - 90km (57mi)
Idaho Falls Regional AirportAirport - Idaho - 95km (60mi)
YellowstoneNational Park - Idaho - 96km (61mi)
Wyoming Centennial Scenic BywayByways - Wyoming - 104km (66mi)
Grays LakeNational Wildlife Refuge - Idaho - 128km (81mi)
Pioneer Historic BywayByways - Idaho - 128km (81mi)
Buffalo Bill Cody National Forest Scenic BywayByways - Wyoming - 139km (88mi)
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Beartooth HighwayByways - Montana - 163km (103mi)
Chief Joseph Scenic BywayByways - Wyoming - 164km (103mi)
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Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.Airport - Montana - 177km (112mi)
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34 Other parks or sites between 200km (125mi) and 400km (250mi):

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Bear LakeNational Wildlife Refuge - Idaho - 234km (147mi)
Big HoleNational Battlefield - Montana - 244km (153mi)
Big Spring Scenic BackwayByways - Wyoming - 247km (155mi)
Friedman Memorial AirportAirport - Idaho - 250km (157mi)
Bighorn CanyonNational Recreation Area - Wyoming - 253km (159mi)
Logan Canyon Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 262km (165mi)
Fossil ButteNational Monument - Wyoming - 265km (166mi)
HelenaNational Forest - Montana - 275km (172mi)
Billings Logan International AirportAirport - Montana - 284km (178mi)
Gates of the MountainsWilderness - Montana - 289km (182mi)
Bighorn CanyonNational Recreation Area - Montana - 295km (185mi)
Bear River Migratory Bird RefugeNational Wildlife Refuge - Utah - 304km (191mi)
Minidoka InternmentNational Monument - Idaho - 307km (193mi)
Hagerman Fossil BedsNational Monument - Idaho - 326km (204mi)
Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic TourByways - Wyoming - 329km (207mi)
Flaming GorgeNational Recreation Area - Wyoming - 333km (209mi)
OregonNational Historic Trail - Idaho - 335km (210mi)
Little Bighorn BattlefieldNational Monument - Montana - 343km (215mi)
Flaming Gorge-Green River Basin BywayByways - Wyoming - 348km (218mi)
Antelope IslandState Park - Utah - 356km (223mi)
Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management AreaFish and Wildlife - Utah - 362km (227mi)
Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt LakeNature Center - Utah - 362km (227mi)
Missoula International AirportAirport - Montana - 372km (233mi)
Salt Lake City International AirportAirport - Utah - 382km (239mi)
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Flaming GorgeNational Recreation Area - Utah - 389km (244mi)
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