360 Adventure Lisa Falls and Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon



360 Adventure Lisa Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon 

It is SPRING, and with it brings buds blooming, and bursting Waterfalls that are prettier than ever.  It has put me on a super fun hunt for Waterfalls.  Lisa Falls is one that I have done before, but I did a bad job on the post and really wanted a redo.  Isn't it great when we have chances to do a redo in life.  I am so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ that makes it so that when I mess up or things just didn't go so great, I can get forgiveness and pick myself up and try again to do better.   

360 Google Earth Trail Walking Around Lisa Falls



Lisa Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon


VIDEO OF LISA FALLS UP CLOSE




Upper Section of Lisa Falls
Upper Section of Lisa Falls

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HIKE


This hike is just up about 3 miles in Little Cottonwood canyon on the right hand side.  You don't want to go to the top of the falls unless you have climbing gear and are trained, but the hike to the bottom of the falls is a super easy Family Friendly hike that is amazing.  I love the big boulders that if you choose you can try out some easy bouldering.  This waterfall is totally unique falling down huge slabs of granite, and doing a sharp turn in the middle. It is probably one of my favorite waterfalls in Utah for its uniqueness and that you can get so close to it. 


Upper Section of Lisa Falls.  I love the sharp turn.  I love the jagged sharp canyon above.
Upper Section of Lisa Falls.  I love the sharp turn.  I love the jagged sharp canyon above.  





View of Lisa Falls from the East Side
View of Lisa Falls from the East Side

ARIAL VIDEO OF LISA FALLS FROM ABOVE 

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I knew this hike to the Waterfall is short, and I am definitely chasing the waterfalls right now in early Spring, so I paired this hike with Rocky Mouth Falls a short distance away.  Both are short hikes to beautiful waterfalls.  Check out Rocky Mouth Falls here. 



360 Google Earth Trail Walking Up By Stream to Lisa Falls





Stream on the way up to Lisa Falls
Stream on the way up to Lisa Falls

VIDEO of RIVER down from LISA FALLS







VIDEO of  BONUS WATERFALL ON THE WEST SIDE OF LISA FALLS in the Spring.





Beautiful Cliff just East of Waterfall on the way up to Lisa Falls
Beautiful Cliff just East of Waterfall on the way up to Lisa Falls


GATE BUTTRESS or GATE BOULDERS Little Cottonwood Canyon

I got done with Lisa Falls and Rocky Mouth Falls, and I was real happy that there was still more sunlight and I still had some energy.  Every time I drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon my jaw drops with the beauty of the huge White Granite walls on the North side of the canyon.  I noticed a parking lot close to this area just below Lisa Falls, and since I had more sunlight I was thrilled to check this area out.  

Gate Buttress or Gate Boulders area is land owned by The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It is such an amazing area, that the Salt Lake Climbers climbers really wanted to climb it and put safe hooks in the mountain to keep climbers safe.  In 2012, the church grated this section of their property to be accessed by climbers and hikers.   


360 Google Earth Finding the Mountain Climbers Tackling the Mountain.







VIDEOS OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS AT GATE BUTTRESS











INFORMATION ON TRAIL


I am sure this hike could normally be a pretty tricky hike and easy to roll your foot on the big boulders that cover the mountain, but if you watch for the brown sign poles you will notice the trail has been made to be quite simple.  The church has taken boulders with weird angles on the top and used tools to make them flat on the top, so it is almost like climbing a few flights of stairs (If you stay on the trail.) 
Brown Sign Poles that Mark the Trail
Brown Sign Poles that Mark the Trail


Views Along the Trail close to Parking Lot
Views Along the Trail close to Parking Lot

Granite Mountains at Gate Buttress Trail
Granite Mountains at Gate Buttress Trail


VIDEO

South Side of the Canyon behind me on the Gate Buttress Trail
South Side of the Canyon behind me on the Gate Buttress Trail



Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon
Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon

360 Google Earth Trail Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon
Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon






Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon
Gate Buttress Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon


Cave on Gate Buttress Trail
Cave on Gate Buttress Trail

VIDEO OF THIS AREA in Little Cottonwood Canyon






If you liked this hike, I think you will also LOVE

SCOUT FALLS

Amazing waterfall, but you can't access until after Memorial Day.  


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CORONA and BOW TIE ARCH

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FISHER TOWERS




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