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Cave Falls

Waterfalls are just one of the many types of water features within the Park. Please enjoy them and savor the peaceful feelings they generate.

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Cave Falls

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  • Type: Two-tiered plunge
  • Height: 20 Feet tall and 250 feet wide
  • Stream: Falls River
  • Name, origin: Named by W. C. Gregg and topographer C. H. Birdseye in 1920 or 1921 because of the 50 x 50 foot cave just below the falls on the north bank.(1)
  • Hike: Cave falls is just feet from the parking areas.
  • Fun Facts: The Falls River has 14 different waterfalls and cascades along its length.
  • Location About 26 miles up Cave Falls Road from Ashton, Idaho.

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Navigate to: Cascades of the Firehole or Crystal Falls

(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 64.


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