Sheep Falls on Henry's Fork - Hike near Ashton, Idaho
~Sheep Falls Rd, Ashton, ID 83420, USA,Ashton,Idaho
44.199658, -111.393603
9.3 miles N of Ashton, Idaho
Address: ~Sheep Falls Rd, Ashton, ID 83420, USA
GPS: 44°11'58.8"N 111°23'37.0"W
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State: Idaho

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Sheep Falls cascades approximately 25' through a narrow basalt chute on the North Fork of the Snake River near Island Park, Idaho. Compared to nearby Lower and Upper Mesa Falls, that height may not sound particularly spectacular but it is a pleasant hike on a relatively well maintained trail and is rarely crowded.

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  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
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Directions

From Ashton, Idaho

  1. Head west on Main St toward 5th St (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn right onto US-20 E (9.3 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Sheep Falls Rd (2.4 mi)
  4. Turn left (0.2 mi)
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From the Snake River bridge just north of Ashton, Idaho, travel 6.5 miles north on Highway 20. Turn east onto the Sheep Falls Road.

After turning east onto Sheep Falls Road drive 2.45 miles. This road is wide and well travelled and typically in good condition. In good weather 2WD cars will have no trouble on this section. The road winds around a bit and passes several turnoffs onto side roads. At 2.45 miles you'll reach a 4-way intersection, turn east (left).

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Lower Sheep Falls courtesy of Greg Stringham Lower Sheep Falls courtesy of Greg Stringham↗
River View At Lower Sheep Falls courtesy of Greg Stringham River View At Lower Sheep Falls courtesy of Greg Stringham↗ Sheep Falls On The Henrys Fork by Ralph Maughan Sheep Falls On The Henrys Fork by Ralph Maughan Sheep Falls and Mesa Falls by ShawnKayaker55 Sheep Falls Kayak by Neal Wickham

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