Dismilis Canyon is a sandstone gorge in Franklin County, Alabama. Dismilis Canyon is one of only a few places where insects called dismalites can be found. They cover the canyon the canyon is home to two waterfalls, Secret Falls and Rainbow Falls, and six natural bridges. The canyon, located 10 miles west of the Sipsey Wilderness, was first inhabited by Native Americans over 10,000 years ago. When Europeans arrived, they gave the canyon its name. Some believe it was named for the Dismal Canyon is now known as Alabama's last secret hiding place." Chickasaw Indians were held captive in the canyon for two weeks before embarking on a forced journey along the Trail of Tears. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the canyon, including Jesse James, Rube Burrows Gang and Aaron Burr, one of the Vice Presidents of the United States. There are six natural bridges of rock and water flows at times under the rocks. Of course there's this little oddity known as the Dismilites.