Ashton, IdahoJuly 25-26th, 2019
The Tetons, Bike Trail & Upper Mesa Falls
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Miles Travelled: 3,000
Ashton, Idaho is set just west of the Tetons and just south of Yellowstone National Park. We have been to Ashton twice and it has now become a spot that we regularly look forward to visiting.
We have our favorite camping spot, the Jolly Camper, just outside of town that has a fantastic view of The Tetons. The area is surrounded by farmland raising potatoes and alfalfa. In town, you’ll find a small Farmer’s Market on Friday, an old fashioned root beer drive-in and just a short drive away is the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and its Upper Mesa Falls.
- Sight Seeing 90% 90%
- Food 70% 70%
- Transportation 50% 50%
- Activities 80% 80%
From most of the Jolly Camper RV spots, you can see The Tetons as soon as you step out your camper door.
Various views from the Ashton-Tetonia Trail.
Best Food & Drink
1. Frostop Drive-In
You can’t miss the Frostop in Ashton. They have a giant root beer mug above the sign. You can dine in or out at the tables or in your car. The food is great, served with the unique mix of ketchup and mayo for your fries and a delicious cold root beer float.
2. The Pie Lady at the Farmer’s Market
While I don’t have her exact name as I write this, there’s a lady that sells pies at the Farmer’s Market on Fridays. They are the best pies you will ever eat in your entire life – and that’s a true statement.
Our first day is usually hitting the Ashton-Tetonia Trail. This is a multi-use trail but there are several cyclists that use it. There are spots that are VERY rough with gravel and old asphalt. It is an old railbed that runs from the town of Ashton to the town of Tetonia. You pass miles and miles of farmland, old combines, and over a couple of amazing bridges with beautiful views of the river below.
Next we head to the Upper Mesa Falls in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. There is a boardwalk area that allows you to view the falls from a couple of different angles. If you’re there at the right time, you’ll see a beautiful rainbow coming out of the falls. There’s also an area down stream on the Henry’s Fork that has the Lower Mesa Falls. At the entrance of the state park, there’s a small house on the Warm River. Here you can see trout by the hundreds and people are typically there feeding them.
We usually take some time to check out the town, get a root beer float and do some laundry. There is a laundromat in town as well as several small stores and restaurants.
Ashton-Tetonia TrailA Multi-Use Trail with a view of the Tetons
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