Sulphur Creek Route

EASY 35 reviews

Sulphur Creek Route is a 11.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,404 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This can be done as a one way hike that will be mostly downhill, or as an out and back. You will need to park a car at each end if you want to do a one way. Be aware that due to increased visitation, limited parking at the Chimney Rock trail head, and concern for visitor safety crossing HWY 24, the park has moved the official trail head for Sulphur Creek to the south side of the highway. The new parking area is a large pullout located 0.25 miles west along highway 24, on the south side of the highway.

5 months ago

Awesome hike! One of our favorites have done this twice this summer. Stay to the right on the first 2 waterfalls & the 3rd waterfall makes an awesome end to the hike with a water slide into a plunge pool..

6 months ago

Best ever hike. We almost turned back when reaching one of the waterfall, but at the end we made it :-) (with 8 & 10 years old).

6 months ago

So much fun for both young and old! If you don’t want to of can do the whole hike, start at the VC and work your way back to the third waterfall. From there you can determine if you want to go a little further. VC has a detailed map.

6 months ago

Hiked this two summers ago. We parked one car at the visitors center for when we were done to ferry us back to our starting point at Chimney Rock. Once we reached the Sulphur stream , we walked the entire remaining hike in the river . There is a large tree at about the halfway point that makes for a great lunch stop. We did it with a 3 yr old and she walked all but the last mile or so. Beautiful !

hiking
7 months ago

Loved it! So refreshing.

walking
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

fun. not for children under 12, there a couple of places the trail skirts waterfalls which can be challenging without river shoes with a good grip.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

8 stars if I could! This is BY FAR our families favorite hike. Walking in the water most of the way and lots of shade in the morning, we barely broke a sweat. The falls were lots of fun to clamber around. Make sure to slide down the last one...SO MUCH FUN! Had to climb back up to do it repeatedly! In case you haven't gotten the idea, we HIGHLY recommend this route!

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Fun and simple hike. Be prepared to get a bit wet, as you cross the creek 12 times in a mile.

hiking
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hiked the Sulphur Creek trail from the Chimney Rock trailhead. Very easy hike that descends down to the confluence with Sulphur Creek. Right below the confluence there is a ~10 foot drop off a rock that has to be navigated, still made it with my 7 yo daughter.

scenic driving
Saturday, February 07, 2015

The massive rock and clay formations are impressive. They make you feel so small in this world. I can't complain about the road or the views, which were both awesome, but there were very few areas to pull over and enjoy the sites. I'm one that prefers to get out for a minute and soak it in, and many of the pullouts were in areas that didn't have the best views.

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

I LOVE YOU !!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

I love Southern UT

nature trips
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I recommend driving the Burr Trail and seeing Strike Valley Overlook. Also take the drive to Capitol Gorge, and the hike to the tanks is pretty cool. Navajo Rocks is the hike to do along highway 24. This place is wild. Read up on the geology at the visitors center.

scenic driving
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rather unique place. Check out the deer at the campground.

scenic driving
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great scenary. Worth the trip.

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