Recreational Home Sites on Fall River
Not far off Highlway 47 beyond Ashton in the Targee National Forest, on the Mesa Falls scenic byway, you can hear the thunder of both lower and upper Mesa Falls, two spectacular waterfalls on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. Harriman State Park is open for the summer season. Join us for an overnight stay, a historic tour or trail ride by horseback. There is also a magnificent 18 hole par 60 golf course near Ashton.
The Fall River flows through a variety of environments, including meadowloand, forest, canyons, numerous falls and rapids. This area also includes wilderness which provides many recreational opportunities, particularly kayaking. With a view of the majestic Teton Mountains, groomed snowmobile trails from Ashton provide routes to the popular Mesa Falls area, Yellowstone’s Cave Falls and Grand Teton National Park. The area has wide open powder riding across rolling hills and 400 miles of groomed trails. Fall River has good fishing for rainbow and cut-throat trout, and they get larger the higher upstream you go. The trout average is about 10 inches in the Cave Falls area and the action is great there.
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Tucked in the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, the Fall River basin is truly a fisherman’s and waterfall lover’s paradise. The Fall River is aptly named because of the many waterfalls along its tributaries. This is the main river that drains the Cascade Corner of Yellowstone Park. The four major streams in the Fall River drainage are the Bechler River, Boundary Creek, Mountain Ash Creek and of course the Fall River. They begin on the Madison and Pitchstone plateaus and they carve canyons across Yellowstone Park’s southwest corner. Some of Yellowstone’s most beautiful waterfalls are in this area. With nearly 80 inches of annual precipitation, the Fall River drainage is one of the wettest portions of Yellowstone National Park. The Fall River is a backpacking, fisherman and photographer’s nirvana. The Fall River is the largest Henrys Fork tributary. The Fall River descends through the Birch Hills, flowing west to where the Bechler River joins it up-river of Cave Falls. For 14-miles from Cave Falls to Concrete CCC Bridge the river is largely inaccessible by road. Below CCC Bridge the River runs along Trestle Bridge Ranch several miles above the Fall River / Henrys Fork confluence.
Once you have fished this amazing stretch of river the exclusive nature of the Fall River speaks for itself. With year-round fishing and the fact that commercial guides are not allowed by local ordinance, you are assured peace and quiet. Trestle Bridge Ranch has a PRIVATE boat ramp that will be utilized ONLY by the owners of Trestle Bridge Ranch home sites, allowing private drift boat launch for the ultimate fishing experience. You will find Cutthroat, Rainbow, and a hybrid trout the Cutbow in this stretch of the Fall River. The first significant aquatic insect to emerge is the Pale Morning Dun (PMD). Beginning in July you’ll see Stoneflies, and Brown and Green Drakes. In September look for Tricos, Gray Drakes, and Mahogany Duns. In August, Grasshoppers become the dominate food form for the trout. Nymph fishing is good any time on the Fall River.
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These home sites feature parcels with “out the back door” fishing on the Fall River.