|The upper of the Timpanogos Waterfalls|
Timpanogos Falls in 360 Degrees
Mount TimpanogosToday my Nature Fix for you is the 2 main seasonal Timpanogos Falls. They are located above Aspen Grove on the trail up to the top of Timp in Utah. They are beautiful, but this year was unique in that the Natural disaster of some major Avalanches has made sections of this trail a mess, and the bottom of both of the Waterfalls still goes under sections of the avalanche remains. It reminded me that life is fragile. "If you are prepared, ye shall have no need to fear." is what we have been promised. It prompted me to have a good heart to heart with my hubby listing the different possible disasters and what do we still need to be able to handle it. It was super beneficial time.
|Avalanche Route Destruction with 2 Waterfalls in View above.|
Information about Timpanogas Falls
- About 1.5 hours from SLC
- Around 4 miles round trip to falls
- Around 550 elevation gain.
- It would be an Easy Hike, EXCEPT that the Avalanche has made sections of the trail a mess and you have to detour and climb over logs that are not normally part of the trail. It is probably already cleaned up, but it was a big project so I am not sure.
- Quite a few wildflowers on the trail, and if you make it passed the Waterfalls, there is a field of wildflowers passed this a few miles that is AMAZING!
- This was done in early July. I took spikes and sticks and was glad I did. It made it easy to climb over the slippery snow.
Link to Utah.com for more info on this Hike
|View of 2 Waterfalls on the Backside of Timp.|
|I only saw this one, but it was a treasure to find this white Sweet Violet on the side of the trail! |
|Trail of the Avalanche with some of Timpanogos Mountain behind|
360 Trail at the Upper Timpanogos Falls
GETTING TO TIMPANOGOS FALLSTo get to Timpanogos falls you go up Provo canyon and turn towards Sundance ski resort. You drive past that and past Aspen Grove to the Pay station for the National Park. (If you have a National Park pass make sure you bring that along.) Just past that pay station is the big parking lot for both the Stewart Falls, and to Top of Timpanogos Hike. The Timpanogos Falls is on the right trail to the Top of Timp. It is only about 1.9 miles up to the Waterfalls. I do not know how long into the summer these run, for it looks like on Google Earth that they dry out. This was taken the first of July and there was still snow and they were running full, but that was in 2019 and we had a crazy amount of snow and a late spring.
|Me in Front of the Upper of Timpanogos Waterfall|
360 Video at the Upper of the 2 Main Timpanogos Falls
CURRENT CONDITIONS OF THE TRAIL
|The Upper of the 2 Main Timpanogos Falls|
360 Trail at the Upper Timpanogos Falls
|Field of Tiny Forget Me Not Flowers with Timpanogos Mountain behind.|
Slow Motion Video of the Upper Falls
360 Trail Walking to Lower Waterfall from the Area Above.
VIDEO OF THE WATERFALLS WITHOUT ALL THE AVALANCHE REMAINS
The Lower of the Timpanogos Falls
It is a little tricky to tell these apart. Can you see the difference. The above one has a wall on the opposite side of the waterfall, that actually had a dripping waterfall coming down it. Also even though they both have cliffs on the side closer to me, they are different.
|The Lower of the 2 Timpanogos Waterfalls|
COOL SLOW MOTION VIDEO AT THE LOWER FALLS
|Lower Timpanogas Mountain Waterfall|
360 Trail at the Lower Timpanogos Falls
If you liked this post, I think you will also LOVE my post on my
FAVORITE WATERFALLS IN UTAH.
Check it out!
Wire Pass Tee Pees
And if you are in this area in Early Spring, then
GRAND FALLS might definitely need to be added to your list.
As a last Suggestion, if you are heading North you also might want to add "House On Fire" via Mule Canyon on you list. It was a fun hike where you got to constantly enjoy the stream, and the Native American Ruins were wonderful.
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