BYU students don’t have to be limited to just hiking Y Mountain or Bridal Veil Falls. The following ‘hidden hikes’ in Utah are sure to provide adventure this summer.
Rocky Mouth Falls is rated as an easy hike and is the perfect destination for an afternoon picnic with some friends. The trail head starts between two houses and continues for a little less than half a mile. It is almost like walking into another world because one minute you’re overlooking Utah Valley and the next you’re surrounded by lush greenery.
While the hike is short, some make it a destination to go rock climbing up the waterfall while others simply enjoy a nice picnic by the stream.Once at the top, the waterfall has enough power behind it to lightly mist your face while taking pictures.
“It’s a short, nice hike,” Kessa Burton said. “You feel like you’re in a different world even though you’re just a half mile from houses. It’s a perfect, quick getaway”
To get there, continue south for three miles after reaching the intersection of 9400 South and Wasatch Blvd in Sandy. Look for the LDS church on the right and park just south of it. Make your way up the stairs from the parking lot and look for the trail head between two houses.
Kolob Canyon is another must for this summer’s bucket list. While there are many hikes in Kolob Canyon to explore, Taylor Creek Trail is definitely one to experience. The trail goes through a narrow canyon with 1,700 foot walls on either side, ultimately leading to the Double Arch Alcove.
The trail leading to the alcove criss-crosses along Taylor Creek.
The hike is five miles round-trip and can be found by taking the Kolob Canyon Road exit in Cedar City. Continue on this road for just over two miles. The parking lot and start of the trail is off to the left.