360 Adventure Lost Creek Falls Provo Canyon




360 Adventure Lost Creek Falls Provo Canyon

I have been curious about this hike for some time, for there are reviews that say there is no waterfall up this trail, and then there are photos of this falls (yeah it is more like a really steep river than a falls).  I think this waterfall/stream just might dry out and disappear in the summer (hence its name  :) ).  The last review I read said that it was prettier than Bridal Veil right now (end of April) because it is South Facing and the snow is melting faster.  She also recommended bringing Spikes and I am SO very glad I grabbed them, for this is the canyon where the avalanche came down earlier this year and blocked Provo canyon for a while.  Currently there is no way to get to the falls without just walking up the glacier left from the avalanche, and spikes on your shoes make it so any of the fear of the steepness goes away when you have the comfort of stabbing with your spikes and hiking sticks.

360 Google Earth Trail Lower Lost Creek Falls or the river up to Lost Creek Falls. 








VIDEOS OF LOST CREEK FALLS





This Dripping Fall next to Lost Creek Fall is helping this wall pop green with moss and grass.
This Dripping Fall next to Lost Creek Fall is helping this wall pop green with moss and grass. 

VIDEO OF REMNANTS OF THE AVALANCHE END OF APRIL









HIKING WITH SPIKES (CRAMPONS) MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN SNOW AND ICE.






This is what most of the trail looked like on the way up to Lost Creek Falls.  Lots and Lots of SNOW and ICE.







Snow Arch in the Remnants of the Avalanche up to Lost Creek Falls
Snow Arch in the Remnants of the Avalanche up to Lost Creek Falls



THINGS CAN CHANGE IN A MOMENT

Most of the trail is similar to this above photo... hiking up the Remnants of the Avalanche.  It is just important to stay close to the sides for the river is hiding underneath and you don't often know where.  It was very solid when we hiked up, but be careful.  Breakthroughs can happen or a block of the river can make a dam underneath and make things start to slide.  Just keep your eyes and ears open.  It was shocking to see the destruction caused by this avalanche, and the crazy changes.  We often forget that life can also be fragile and change on a dime.  It is important to make everyday count as it could be the last, be prepared for disasters, yet not live in fear.  We could go on and on about these, but in the end what is most important is ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR LIFE AND ABLE TO STAND IN FRONT OF YOUR CREATOR AND KNOW YOU LOVED OTHERS THE BEST YOU COULD.   If not, make that your daily goal.
Tunnel under the Avalanche for the River to flow down from Lost Creek Falls
Tunnel under the Avalanche for the River to flow down from Lost Creek Falls

360 GOOGLE EARTH TRAIL AT LOST CREEK FALLS

Rotate the below image 360 Degrees to see the Waterfall


Lost Creek Falls - Provo Canyon
Lost Creek Falls - Provo Canyon


INFORMATION ON THE HIKE

This hike is in Provo Canyon Utah.  You need to be heading WEST in Provo Canyon.  There is a small parking lot on the right side across from Bridal Veil Falls.  From there you walk west through the gate and look for a road heading north.  I believe this road heads down to Nuns park and you can also hike this from there.  After just a short distance on this North trail it splits.  The right side goes to views of Bridal Veil Falls, You want to go  (Northward) straight UP the mountain.It is not too steep that it feels like it needs switchbacks, just steep enough that you need a good amount of water, and might need to take a few breaks.


Cliff Wall with a Drips coming down.

MAYBE I DIDN'T GET ALL THE WAY TO LOST CREEK FALLS.  :(

When I read up about this hike, I was quite sure the photos of the falls are similar to above, so I stopped when I got here, now I think there might be a .  Now that I do more research the photos I am seeing are a little different.  More waterfall dropping instead of steep river looking.  I think it was just up around the corner.  Click here to see the Falls.  It might not be here anymore after the avalanche, or it could be just up around the bend.  All I know it that there might be even more to this cool hike, and I think I might have to go back. :) 








River Flowing Under Cracks in the Snow and Ice Remnants of the Avalanche
River Flowing Under Cracks in the Snow and Ice Remnants of the Avalanche 

VIDEO OF RIVER RUNNING UNDER AVALANCHE CRACKS





Cracks in the Glacier (Remnants of the Avalanche) in end of April with Stream underneath.
Cracks in the Glacier (Remnants of the Avalanche) in end of April with Stream underneath.


View Down the Trail of the snow left from the Avalanche

360 Google Earth Trail Heading Down from Hike.  Views of Bridal Veil Falls Across the Way.  

This section of the trail looks super easy, but it is actually pretty steep.  Which means on the way up, it is a straight up climb for a ways. 



VIEWS OF BRIDAL VEIL FALLS FROM TRAIL


You can tell how high up we are if you can find Bridal Veil Falls across the way.
You can tell how high up we are if you can find Bridal Veil Falls across the way.  

LOWER LOST CREEK FALLS BRIDAL VEIL VIEWS TRAIL

This Lost Creek Falls Trail has 2 sections.  The lower Section I did a few weeks ago that has amazing views of Bridal Veil Falls.  The upper section heads up to Lost Creek Falls.  If you area curious about the Bridal Veil Falls Upper View Trail, here is a link to that post.  https://www.shaunasadventures.com/2019/03/360-adventure-bridal-veil-falls-views.html







If you liked this hike, and would like to see more of this area in 360 degrees, just click on the Google Earth Link, then the little dude in the bottom corner, then any blue dot or line to see more.

Lost Creek Falls Google Earth Link


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