Hiking during summer months in Utah can be a hot, dusty, sweaty affair. But when your hike includes a waterfall (or two, or three!), you’re rewarded with a cool mist and the beauty of cascading water set against Utah’s gorgeous scenery.
1) Archangel Falls, Zion National Park
You'll find these cascading falls along the hike to The Subway. A tough trek -- but worth the beauty!
2) Bell Canyon Waterfall
The amount of water on this fall changes throughout the summer, depending on the water level.
3) Bridal Veil Falls, Provo Canyon
See this huge 607-foot waterfall from the road.
4) Cascade Falls, Dixie National Forest
A short, easy hike of less than a miles gets you to this little beauty.
5) Cataract Gorge, Uinta National Forest
Aka Little Deer Creek.
6) Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
The view from underneath the falls is even more impressive that the view from outside.
7) Emerald Pools, Zions National Park
A popular hiking destination in Zion.
8) Ferguson Canyon Falls
About 3.5 miles roundtrip.
9) Fremont River Falls, Capitol Reef National Park
The pool at the base of this waterfall is dangerous to swimmers; the park occasionally closes it to the public.
10) Hidden Falls, Zion National Park
Cool and shady!
11) Little Dolores River Waterfall, Moab
Westwater Canyon has very high water flow in the spring.
12) Lower Calf Creek, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
An easy hike and a large, shaded area makes this a popular destination.
13) Lower Falls, Aspen Grove Trail, Timpanogos
The beginning of this trail is paved; it becomes much more difficult past the falls.
14) Mossy Cave Falls, Bryce Canyon National Park
This waterfall was created by dolomite, which is magnesium-fortified limestone and much harder than other limestone.
15) North Creek Waterfall, Zions National Park
Watch for cliff swallows and listen for tree frogs!
16) Provo River Falls, Mirror Lake Highway
One of three cascades.
17) Stewart Falls , Mount Timpanogos
18) Upper Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Not as well known as it's lower cousin -- the upper falls requires a strenuous 2-mile hike.
19) Upper Provo Falls, Mirror Lake Highway
Another of the three cascading falls.
20) Waterfall Canyon, Ogden
The trail is steep, rocky and difficult, but this 200 ft. waterfall at the end is the prize.
When hiking to and around waterfalls, use caution. The rocks can be very slippery and some of these falls are remote — if you’re injured it can take awhile for rescue teams to reach you.