Return to Yellowstone

The post about Ediza Lake got me thinking about another one of my favorite places – Yellowstone National Park. I live about 300 miles from Yellowstone and visit as often as I can.
Most of the millions of visitors only see a tiny portion of this park. Old Faithful and the other geysers, Yellowstone Lake, Monmouth Hot Springs are well known features. However, there are other sections of the park that almost no one visits. Tucked into the southwest corner of the park is one of those areas.

Cave Falls is reached by Hwy. 47 and Cave Falls Rd. which is a paved/gravel route from Ashton, ID. The falls are about 25 miles from Ashton. There is a small campground nearby. The falls can also be reached by snowmobile in the winter.

There are plenty of hiking trails in the area that lead into the backcountry of Yellowstone. Once you leave the trail head, the only life you are likely to see is the abundant wildlife. Please be prepared for bears.

The actual falls pictured below are only about 20 feet high, but extend over 250 feet across the Falls River.

Photo of Cave Falls