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: 186 ft
Time: 10 minutes – 1 hour, depending on stay at falls
Dog friendly? No.
Kid friendly? Yes!
Official TH sign.
The parking area fits about 6-8 cars.
The trail begins in the north side of the parking lot with these large signs. Walk up the stairs.
At the top of the stairs, you’ll see the sign pointing to the right, to continue walking through the neighborhood.
Around the bend in the road, you’ll see the trail start again through this narrow fence.
Follow the fence.
You’ll finally see the canyon tower over you, and the sounds of the stream can be heard.
I walked here right after a big rainstorm so the falls were higher in flow
I wore my rain boots to school, and didn’t pack regular shoes. So I had no choice to hike in these, but it actually worked great because the water would have been too cold to walk in yet with just Chacos!
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