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Trails, Lakes, Waterfalls and Hikes in Utah to try

Trails, Lakes, Waterfalls and Hikes in Utah to try

I have decided that I want to get to know the beautiful state that I grew up in and have lived in all my life better, so we have planned a massive list of Trails, Lakes, Waterfalls and Hikes in Utah to visit this year. I am so excited to not only spend quality time with my family in the great outdoors, but also to get to know the area, take pictures and get in shape! This is a big list and I haven’t been to very many of these places, I am ashamed to say, so if you have, I would love your input and tips on what to expect, etc. Also, if I have missed any that would be easy-moderate and kid and dog friendly, please leave a comment letting me know so I can add it to the list!

Northern Utah:

  • Ensign Peak (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Butterfield Canyon Trail (Butterfield Canyon, Utah)
  • Donut Falls Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Hidden Falls Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Stairs Gulch (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Lake Memory Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Lake Blanche Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Mineral Fork (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Cecret Lake Trail (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Prince of Wales  Mine  (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Lisa Falls Trail  (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Temple Quary Trail  (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Feguson Canyon (Cottonwood Heights, Utah)
  • Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir (Sandy or Little Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Rocky Mouth Falls (Sandy, Utah)
  • Provo River Waterfalls (Kamas, Utah) (We will stay at Trial Lake Campground)
  • Notch Mountain Trail (Kamas, Utah) (We will stay at Trial Lake Campground)
  • Mirror Lake (Kamas, Utah) – (We will stay at Trial Lake Campground)
  • Ruth Lake Trail (Kamas, Utah) (We will stay at Trial Lake Campground)
  • Lofty Lake Trail Loop (Kamas, Utah) (We will stay at Trial Lake Campground)
  • Pheifferhorn (Silver Lake Road – Alpine, Utah)
  • Timpanogos Caves (American Fork, Utah)
  • Timp Falls (east side of Mt Timpanogos by Sundance)
  • Stewart Falls (east side of Mt Timpanogos by Sundance)
  • Bridal Veil Falls (Provo Canyon)
  • Scout Falls (Timpooneke Trail, Pleasant Grove, Utah)
  • Tibble Fork Reservoir (Timpooneke Trail, Pleasant Grove, Utah)
  • Big Springs Hollow Trail (Provo, Utah)
  • Cascade Springs (Provo, Utah)
  • Battle Creek Falls (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
  • Buffalo Peak Trail (Provo, Utah)
  • Francis Peak (Morgan, Utah)
  • Thurston Peak (Morgan, Utah)
  • Farmington Creek Trail (Kaysville, Utah)
  • Adams Canyon (Layton, Utah)

Three Forks Hike to Fifth Water Hot Springs

Central Utah:

  • Grotto Falls (Payson, Utah)
  • Bullion Falls (Marysville, Utah)
  • Kens Lake Waterfall (Moab, Utah)
  • Mill Creek Waterfall (Moab, Utah)
  • Navajo Loop and Queens Garden Trail (Arches National Park)
  • Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Devils Garden (Arches National Park)
  • Windows Loop Trail (Arches National Park)
  • Fiery Furnace (Arches National Park)
  • Tower Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Broken Arch Loop (Arches National Park)
  • False Kiva Hike (Canyonlands National Park, Utah)
  • Island in the Sky (Canyonlands National Park, Utah)
  • Chesler Park Loop (Canyonlands National Park, Utah)
  • Sand Creek Waterfall (Capitol Reef National Park)
  • Hickman Bridge (Capitol Reef National Park)
  • Cassidy Arch (Capitol Reef National Park)
  • Calk Creek Falls (Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument)
  • Willis Creek Slot (Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument)
  • Great Western Trail (Capitol Reef National Park)
  • Fifth Water Hot Springs (Diamond Fork Canyon, Utah)


Southern Utah:

  • Natural Bridges National Monument (Lake Powell, Utah)
  • Lake Powell Utah
  • Kanarraville Falls (Kanarraville, Utah)
  • Spring Creek Hike (Kanarraville, Utah)
  • Kolab Canyon Arch
  • Ashdown Gorge (Dixie National Forrest)
  • Rocky Peak (Cedar City, Utah)
  • Hidden Haven or Benson Creek Hike and Waterfall (Parowan, Utah)
  • Silver Reef Trail (St. George, Utah)
  • Emerald Pools (Zion National Park)
  • Archangel Falls (Zion National Park)
  • Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park)
  • The Narrows (Zion National Park)
  • Mossy Cave (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Rainbow Point (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Queens Garden Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Bristlecone Trail (Kanab, Utah)


We will be kicking these off in March as the weather starts to warm. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see the pictures, and come back here to read the posts about how our trips go. Also be sure to share your favorites, tips, etc in the comments below! Happy Hiking!

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Racheal Silva

Monday 25th of January 2016

I love this list, and need to get back into hiking. My mother has limited mobility and has to be in a wheelchair for longer walks. If you think about it please when blogging/posting note the level of each hike. (is any part of it handicap accessible. And it would be nice to know if the hike are something a heavy set just getting back into hiking person can do and take her 3 year old granddaughter or maybe something she should wait until she is in a little better shape to try. So maybe posting something about the level of hiker needed for the trail (and be real- I did a trail over the summer that was 2 miles "by the crow" and was really 5.5 miles of tuff hiking).


Monday 25th of January 2016

Hi Rachael, Thank you for your thoughts. I definitely plan on posting about each hike we go on, and I will make sure to mention the level of the hike and any obstacles. I, myself, am overweight and out of shape so this is something I am looking forward to helping me be more active. Something that is easy for my husband isn't always easy for me and I will share my experience as well as his in our posts. Thanks :)


Saturday 23rd of January 2016

This is a great list. Thank you. We are always looking for more trails. The only thing I would change, though, is that Battlecreek Falls is in Pleasant Grove, not Provo.


Sunday 24th of January 2016

Updated that. Thank you :)

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