Utah June 06, 2019
The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Utah Who Loves Waterfall Hikes
There’s nothing more refreshing at the end of a long hike than a nice, cool waterfall. Utah’s desert landscape doesn’t have tons of waterfalls, but the ones we do have are stunning. Check out this bucket list, and start hiking!
1. Lower Calf Creek Falls
This little oasis in the desert is well worth the slog through the deep sand you'll encounter toward the end of the trail. The hike is 5.5 miles, round-trip, but you'll be able to cool off in the pool of the 126-foot-tall waterfall at the end. Find it near Boulder in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
2. Emerald Pools
The Emerald Pools trail at Zion National Park boasts not one, but three pretty pools. The Lower Emerald Pools part of the trail features this waterfall that falls right over the top of the trail, and the spray cools you off nicely on a hot day.
3. Hidden Falls
This little waterfall is tucked away in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It's just an easy .3-mile hike to the waterfall, and once you get to it, it's like a little secret oasis.
4. Donut Falls
Donut Falls is a family favorite in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The hike is easy, and it's just three miles, out and back. The kids will love rock-hopping in the creek for the last little bit, but you'll want to reign them in when they want to climb the boulders around the falls - they're really slippery and people have been seriously injured from falling.
5. Cascade Springs
Cascade Springs is a series of freshwater springs that flows in pretty little waterfalls down the hill. There are three loops of boardwalk, and most people can see all of the little waterfalls in less than an hour.
6. Bells Canyon Waterfall
This popular hiking trail near Sandy has several waterfalls along its four-mile stretch, but the first one is the most-photographed. It's an easy hike, so bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery!
7. Adams Canyon Waterfall
You'll find this one pretty waterfall near Layton on a short, but moderately difficult 3.4-mile round-trip hike. The trail takes you up through the foothills and into the trees, and the waterfall can be pretty spectacular in the spring.
8. Stewart Falls
Stewart Falls is one of Utah's larger falls, tumbling 200 feet down the face of the mountain. The 3.4 mile out-and-back trail is beautiful, especially during autumn months. You'll find this one along the Alpine Loop in Utah County.
9. Kanarraville Falls
Kanarraville Falls has become so popular that you'll need a permit to hike to it now, but it's worth the hassle. The full hike is 3.5 miles, round-trip, and you'll be treated to three tiers of falls.
What’s your favorite waterfall hike? Let us know in the comments! If you don’t feel like hiking, stop in Provo Canyon to see
this huge waterfall that’s visible right from the parking lot!