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From Leeds, Utah it's a thirty five minute drive to the trailhead parking. Sedans can make the drive to the trailhead, but be prepared to drive on mountainous washboard dirt roads. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Plan on having at least a liter of water per person just for the hike. You'll need sunblock, good trail shoes that can keep the sand out. There's little shade at the top, but the views and geology are spectacular. You'll want to spend some time exploring. So, be prepared. We packed a lite lunch and enjoyed it under a juniper.

a fence closes off the trail by the river.

hiking
snow
10 hours ago

Fun trail. Ice underneath the snow. Needed cleats. The trail above the bridge was a little dice. Made for a little adventure

Great way to escape the Inversion and learn to do some basic snowshoeing.

Fun quick little hike, definitely recommended spikes or poles, both would be great but I didn’t have either and was fine.

hiking
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Great day hike trail in the winter. Lots of cute pups along the way and a great payoff at the end. A bit slippery coming back - Would rec bringing spikes, yak trax, poles or snow shoes if you have them. Still doable if you don’t!

hiking
2 days ago

Trailhead not clearly marked. Drive up was pretty. Passenger car can get to the trailhead from Silver Reef. Climbing around the rocks and exploring was fun.

This is a great trail in the winter... spikes for the first 1.5 miles then snowshoes to break trail the last 5... about 6.5 miles if you go straight up instead of the switchbacks at the end..... enjoy the pictures.... choose a low avalanche day based off UAC

hiking
4 days ago

Excellent trail for kids, especially little ones because there are lots of rocks to climb on. I would suggest a carrier for when you are coming back up the hill from the arch. Especially lovely at sunset.

trail running
4 days ago

Amazing run in this crater canyon Feeling being in another world. There is one portion where you have to climb so just take your time to pass through nothing very difficult.

hiking
7 days ago

One of my personal favorites, it's a quick, but steep and tiring hike to Pretty Valley and the frozen cascades are gorgeous. We climbed to the top of the big rocks and looked over the valley. Beautiful stuff. Until then the trail is well packed. We tried continuing past the massive rocks but the deep snow and time shortage prevented us from continuing. Wish we could have continued though!

Nothing short of amazing. I have done this hike four times this year but the winter brings a whole new beauty to this hike. Waterfall is mostly frozen. Beautiful take your camera.

Great views, no ice or snow! Short and family friendly!

hiking
8 days ago

Loved this hike. Views of the valley, tree's, tree's and more tree's then opening, then tree's then the gorgeous lake. Trail was packed down pretty well until the last half mile or so. Then snowshoes would be helpful but we didn't use them. A sled would have been helpful on the way down as well.

Gorgeous trail, and best of all dogs are allowed every day!

Such an awesome hike. Did it in two days one night, but spreading it out over another night would have been nice. Started in a Thursday morning and was back Friday evening. Saw other people out but we’re alone on the peak for most of the time we were up there. Starts out forested then opens into valleys with awesome views of the surrounding mountains, then over the pass and up to an epic peak.

This was a fun hike and I would definitely do it again—lots of great look outs and we caught the sunset at the point which was unforgettable. The trail was pretty easy to follow and offered plenty of great views.

hiking
10 days ago

We did this hike today, it’s was absolutely beautiful, sunny day and blue skies above the inversion, the trail is well packed all the way to the top, you need only spikes and maybe poles, we carried butt sleds and it was so much fun on the way down

Did this on 1/11, the path to lower falls is packed and wide, a little icy at parts - microspikes were ideal, but not necessary for this section. Heading uphill after lower falls the path is much less used - snowshoes were pretty necessary, otherwise you'd be sinking 8-12" with each step. I couldn't get much past upper falls without sinking a lot, even with snowshoes, that section is clearly not travelled much in the winter.

Gorgeous hike up along the creek the whole way. Many small waterfalls, 10 bridge crossings and icicles from the cold. The snow gets deeper and deeper as you go along. There is a really cool swing and a fire pit if you want to sit by the creek and have a fire. The rock formations are also amazing. Some narrow trails with steep drop off's for those who are scared of heights. But only at the beginning.

Beautiful in the winter. Went up on JAN 10, trail was well packed for most of the route but was a little spotty in the last quarter, no problems just using crampons and poles. All and all took about 4.5 hours.

Beautiful in winter!

Super pretty with all the snow. A bit steep. Fun to see people sledding and skiing down!

One of my favorite trails I’ve ever hiked!! Love the river that’s right next to you and the scenery is amazing!! Definitely a must do!!

hiking
13 days ago

Awesome day hike! BLM permit required to camp there... Stoked to try that out soon!

I hiked through this canyon two weekends ago with my dog. It was SO awesome. We didn’t go all the way because my dog kept getting nervous and she was sliding on some of the rocks. I would probably bring some booties for her paws next time. There wasn’t any water to walk through which was a bonus(would’ve been so cold!) but it was so pretty and not overly crowded. I’ll be going back when the weather is warmer!

Fun trail for the spring- be sure to go a little past the arch and play in the river.

Great trail! I did it on jan. 6th so plenty of snow. The trail was packed so you dont really need snowshoes but it makes it pretty slippery if you dont have spikes/chains or poles although we managed without either. The snow is up past my knee off the side of the trail so slipping is not advised XD The lakes totally frozen and covered in snow but theres still a beautiful view of the valley

hiking
14 days ago

Did this hike a few days ago, the trail was compacted down for the most part. Wish I had microspikes or trekking poles, but it was still doable without. Definitely do this on a clear day if you can. It was cloudy when I did it, but still gorgeous. Took about 2 and a half hours to get to the top and a little over an hour to get back down.

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