That is not what this post is about though. I thought you might like to know that the American Falls Tr is closed. There was some major work occurring on the trail this summer, mostly on the bridges. Then came some wildfires in that area. Those fires continue to burn and will more than likely burn until snow fall or major rain. A sign at the trailhead warns of fines for walk/riding the trail while closed. Might wanna save yourself a long drive up there and wait until next year.