I arrived at the visitors center by 9:00 am which was a good idea because there were only a few other cars in the parking lot at that time. I walked past the visitors center and followed a short walkway down several flights of stairs to the viewing platforms over Mesa Falls. After a few minutes the sun peeks through the trees behind me creating rainbows in the mist.
Back at the top of the trail the visitors center was open so I went in to have a look. The center is located inside the historic Big Falls Inn and contains historical information and some interesting nature exhibits. I especially liked the center's huge collection of animal furs that were set out so people could touch and feel the texture and softness of the various pelts.