Big Falls

Big Falls was an elusive 150-200ft plunging seasonal waterfall in the Mt Charleston area by Las Vegas, and it’s very close to the popular Mary Jane Falls.

Little Adams Falls (Adams Canyon Lower Falls)

Little Adams Falls (also called Adams Canyon Lower Falls) was a short, overlooked, yet inviting 20ft waterfall within Adams Canyon downstream from Adams Falls.

Menace Falls

Menace Falls was an out-of-the-way remote and unheralded waterfall that probably had a height of 80-100ft in the Wyoming Range of the Bridger-Teton Forest.

Popo Agie Falls

Popo Agie Falls was a combination of a scenic 300-550+ ft waterfall and swimming holes in the dry Wind River Range near Lander well east of Jackson Hole.

Granite Falls

Granite Falls felt like a rare and endangered locals’ spot where the beauty of the Gros Ventre Mountains met with a wide waterfall and natural hot spring.

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

The Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces was a scenic and special class of waterfalls primarily sourced by geothermally-heated ground water and not rain or snow.

Midway Geyser Basin Runoff

The Midway Geyser Basin Runoff defied what we thought of when it came to identifying waterfalls, and that certainly made it a unique waterfalling experience

Bucking Mule Falls

Bucking Mule Falls was a remote 200ft waterfall accessed by a 5.4-mile round-trip hike to an overlook that also encompassed the contours of Devil Canyon.

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge could be the only signficant natural rock span in Yellowstone National Park, but the cascade that flowed through it caught me by surprise.

Shell Falls

Shell Falls was an easy-to-visit waterfall, which formed from an ancient fault that shifted the bedrock and changed Shell Creek’s course to its 75ft drop.

Porcupine Falls

Porcupine Falls may be my favorite waterfall not in Yellowstone. Situated in the Bighorn Mountains, it had a 70-100ft drop with an inviting swimming hole.

Grizzly Bear Falls

Grizzly Bear Falls was one of the more confounding waterfalls I’ve pursued though the lure of seeing one in close proximity to Mt Rushmore was compelling.

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls was a convenient 60ft roadside waterfall with a lookout platform right besides the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway south of Spearfish.

Roughlock Falls

Roughlock Falls was a waterfall nearby Savoy and Spearfish Falls, but this was tucked in a scenic side canyon on Little Spearfish Creek and easily accessed.

Spearfish Falls

Spearfish Falls is perhaps the most attractive waterfall in Spearfish Canyon (or all the Black Hills) accessed by a short, easy trail of less than a mile.

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls was a series of surprise travertine waterfalls that seemed more like popular swimming holes near Hot Springs in the southwest of South Dakota.

Garden Creek Falls

Garden Creek Falls by Casper, Wyoming, felt like an off-the-beaten-path waterfall that was a throwback to the intimate waterfalling experiences of the past.

Adams Falls

Adams Falls is a tumbling cascade near Grand Lake. It’s one of the few short waterfall hikes west of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ouzel Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Copeland Falls

Ouzel Falls was the last of at least three waterfalls that I encountered on a nearly 6-mile hike in the Wild Basin section of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Chasm Falls

Chasm Falls offered many options to experience it. Depending on snow conditions, it could be as little as a roadside jaunt or as much as 7 miles round-trip.