Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rocky Mouth Falls

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Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
Rocky Mouth Falls is a very easy walk that can be reached in about 10 minutes, and is located just above the east side neighborhood in Draper, Utah. This past week I seemed to be on a waterfall streak, hitting Lisa Falls, Faux Falls, & Mill Creek Falls. Rocky Mouth Falls was my 4th waterfall in five days. 
I wasn't planning on doing that, it just kind of happened! I love when unexpected adventures happen - they make for great memories. Because of it's short distance and little elevation it's a great "hike" for kids or families that aren't up for a big adventure. This trail is a little different in that you have to walk through part of the neighborhood to reconnect with the main trail.

From downtown SLC, drive south on I-15, then take I-215 East. Take the 6200/Wasatch Blvd exit, then follow Wasatch Blvd as it pass the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. From this intersection drive for 2.2 miles and at the light that splits off for Little Cottonwood Canyon (straight), veer right to stay on Wasatch Blvd. Drive another 3.3 miles. You should see the LDS Church on your right, and just after the church, on your left will be the Rocky Mouth Falls trail head and parking. There is enough space to fit about 6-8 cars; if that is full you can park along the road. There are no restrooms.

Distance: 0.6 miles RT
Elevation gain: 300 ft
Time: 10 minutes - 1 hour, depending on stay at falls
Dog friendly? No.
Kid friendly? Yes!
Fees? None

Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
 Official TH sign.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
 The parking area fits about 6-8 cars.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
The trail begins in the north side of the parking lot with these large signs. Walk up the stairs.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
 At the top of the stairs, you'll see the sign pointing to the right, to continue walking through the neighborhood.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
 Around the bend in the road, you'll see the trail start again through this narrow fence.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
 Follow the fence.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
 You'll finally see the canyon tower over you, and the sounds of the stream can be heard.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
Enjoying the falls. Spring is the best time to visit Rocky Mouth Falls, as the snow melt creates a large falls.
Rocky Mouth Falls, Utah, Kid friendly trails in Utah
Route looking Northeast.
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3 comments:

  1. It's fun to combine a few easy hikes and relax for a change:) Looks like three neat hikes!

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  2. I love waterfall hikes! I have tried to do most of the ones in Northern Utah so your post is very helpful! Check out some of the ones that I have done at mytravelmark.com

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    1. Glad this post was of help! :) Alicia

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