100 Hikes in Utah
by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)
© Steve Mann & Rhett Olson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Tried to do this hike yesterday, but found out the trail is closed until at least mid August. Campground is also closed.
The promise of the Falls is a great motivator. To do this trail during Summer into early Fall maybe a little nuts. The Trail is almost completely in the full sun and be forewarned that you'll need at least a quart of water per person. For the most part the trail guides you through some unbelievable scenery and along the river. The trail can be a bit treacherous and slow because of the sandy soil. Round trip is about 6 miles and well worth it at the Falls. The Falls is beautiful and around 120 feet tall. Stay left on the trail and you won't miss the trail.We lost he trail for a bit by going to the right along a crest. We saw where we blew it and got back after walking for a 1/4 mile.
Everyone must do this hike once. It's like walking on the beach, easy hike. But can be hot.
This is a great trail with beautiful scenery and a well developed route. There are stops along the way to explain some of the history of the canyon and what you are seeing. The surface of the trail is loose sdnd and can be a challenge to those not used to a loose surface. Smaller children may have some difficulty. the descriptions describe a path alongside the stream, but this path is up and down over rocks and ridges, so don't expect a stroll by the stream. The falls at the end or turn around point are truly beautiful. This trail - while out of the way is a don't miss while you are in this part of Utah.
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