Waterfalls in Utah
4/18/2015 | Sheryl McGlochlin
Every spring, starting in late March, depending on the snow levels, I am eager to start exploring the many waterfalls in Utah.
Since Utah is the 2nd driest state in the country, those of us who make Utah our home understand how beautiful and rare our waterfalls can be.
Waterfalls in Utah may not always be as tall, wide or spectacular as waterfalls in Hawaii, for example, but they are exciting none the less!
Those who hike with me in the spring will visit many different types of waterfalls.
They each have their own personality.
Waterfalls can be very romantic so hiking to a waterfall can be a fun creative date.
It's fun to discover the many waterfalls in Utah, so here is your bucket list!
- Never climb on waterfalls
- Accidents can happen easily around waterfalls so be alert and use common sense.
- Especially be careful if children are with you and explain some basic rules to them before you go.
- Use extra caution when other people are at the falls.
- Don't scramble up to the top of a waterfall. I've seen people knock down rocks from above and injure people below.
- Unfortunately people have loosened rocks up above which can be deadly.
- Most waterfalls are associated with spring run offs in canyon creeks which can be very deadly.
- Keep your distance from canyon creeks.
- MORE SAFETY TIPS when hiking. This list was created in another state but all safety tips are applicable to Utah Hiking!
Waterfalls in Northern Utah
SLC area Waterfalls
Church Fork Upper Waterfall - Millcreek - Within 1/4 mile of the canyon road - easy to get to
Lake Blanche Outlet - BCC - waterfall near the trailhead
Laurel Pines Spring -
Tanner Flat Campground - 2 Waterfalls - LCC #36, #37, #14
White Pine/Red Pine Fork LCC - Falls within 1 mile of the trailhead at the parking lot - Easy
Waterfalls of Northeast Utah
Slate Gorge Lower, Middle, Upper Waterfalls - Mirror Lake plus Slate Gorge Side Canyon Waterfall
Duchesne Falls or Cataract Gorge
Ashley Falls - Daggett County - Flaming Gorge
Waterfalls of the Mt. Timpanogos Area
Dry Creek Canyon - Alpine
Battle Creek Canyon 1st, 2nd, 3rd Waterfalls
Timpooneke Trail - 4 waterfalls including Scout Falls
Aspen Grove Trail - 3, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Waterfalls
Cascade Springs - Look for 3
Alpine Scenic Loop - 1st & 2nd Waterfalls
Waterfalls of Central Utah
Fifth Water - Lower & Middle
Waterfalls of Southwest Utah
The Falls - Bald Knoll
Waterfalls of Zion National Park
Waterfalls of South Central Utah
Waterfalls of South East Utah
Mill Creek 1st and 2nd Waterfalls - Rill Creek, Moab