Henrys Fork - Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River


Henrys Fork, Idaho, US

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Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 6.68 Miles
Avg. Gradient 35 fpm

Below the falls


Below the falls
Photo of Josh Sandage by Gordon Dalton taken 6/2002

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
HENRYS FORK NR ASHTON ID
usgs-13046000 1000 - 3500 cfs II+ 00h52m 1020 cfs (running)


River Description

TO GET THERE: Mesa Falls Senic Drive near Ashton/Island Park. There is a road that comes out of the Upper Mesa Falls parking lot that leads to the clearing next to the Lower Mesa Falls.


THE RUN: Lower Mesa Falls is great park and huck spot. The usual line is the river left side. It is like a 20 ft. fall into a pool that leads into a 45fter, Although i don't think it is that high. The sign says 65ft total drop, the first is definately around 20ft, and the second i'd say is 30-35ft. Its pretty sick and the right side has been run, you can see the descents of the right in the opening scene of Valahalla, and No Big Names. MAKE sure that you bring your camera! Below it is mild and easy, see G. Amaral, Idaho: the Whitewater State (Watershed, 1992). The Lat / Longitude data are approximate. Alternate takeout: US 191-20 near Ashton (9 mi. downstream of Warm R.)

-CODY HOWARD
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-05-07 14:22:51

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 20 2005 (4773 days ago)
andy waltersDetails
The wrong gauge is referenced for this run. The correct gauge would be: Henrys Fork near Island
Park.


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