Teton and Mesa Falls Scenic Byways – Idaho Falls

Saturday, Aug 30th, we are staying at the Snake River RV Park in Idaho Falls, ID and today we decided to take a drive along the Teton Scenic Byway, Hwy 31. The highway is about 20 miles long and we followed the Snake River for some time, the largest and longest contributory to the Columbia River, along a country road. We passed through rolling hills of barley and wheat and the grain silos standing tall in the fields, with the combines working gathering the wheat and barley. The weather was cloudy as we entered the Big Hole Mountains following the rim of the Pine Creek Gorge, we stopped to get a view of the Grand Teton in the distance but it was mostly shrouded in mist. Eventually we were able to see the jagged peaks of the “Les Trois Tetons” or the Three Breasts which the French Trappers used to call them. Continue reading