"Mesa Falls/Targhee National Forest" Ashton by GuthrieColin

Ashton Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 26 photos

At just an hour and a half drive from West Yellowstone, this area is well within reach of visitors to Yellowstone National Park. In the winter the snow pack can be very deep beyond mile 12 (19 km)from Ashton. My trip was in mid march and the unplowed section of Hwy 47 was about 2.5 feet (76 cm) deep of snow. I did not have a snowmobile or snowshoes so I walked on the packed snowmobile tracks for 5 miles (8 km) each way to the falls and back. I would not recommend this insanity to anyone without a snowmobile in the winter. The above picture is following the highway. Just beside that sign will be a paved highway in the summer.

Mesa Falls Links:
www.mymaps.com
www.idt.idaho.gov
www.fs.fed.us
www.nationalgeographic.com
www.gowaterfalling.com

  • Last visit to Ashton: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 5, 2007
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  • Aug 11, 2009 at 12:25 AM

    you are tapped man! 8km hike in the snow? eeks!

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    Apr 5, 2007 at 1:16 PM

    It's so different here in the winter! What an adventure to get here, you have quite a lot of determination! It really is a gorgeous spot:) Did you see my summer pix?

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