360 Adventure Timpanogos Falls


The lower of the Timpanogos Waterfalls
The upper of the Timpanogos Waterfalls

360 Adventure Timpanogos Falls

Today 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.
Avalanche Route Destruction with 2 Waterfalls in View above.
  • 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. 

360 View of the Upper Timpanogos Falls



Link to Utah.com for more info on this Hike

360 View of the Lower Timpanogos Falls





View of 2 Waterfalls on the Backside of Timp.
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!
I only saw this one, but it was a treasure to find this white Sweet Violet on the side of the trail!  
This trail is nice, for it is shorter than the extremely popular Stewart Falls, and not as crowded.  If it wouldn't have had all the obstacles from the Avalanche, it probably would have been a lot easier, but when I hiked Timpanogos Falls, and Stewart Falls this year there was a quite a bit of obstacles to get around.  I am sure as we are getting more into summer that both hikes will be easier.


Trail of the Avalanche with some of Timpanogas Mountain behind
Trail of the Avalanche with some of Timpanogos Mountain behind

360 Google Earth Trail at the Upper Timpanogos Falls



GETTING TO TIMPANOGOS FALLS

To 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 Timpanogas Waterfall
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 Lower of the 2 Main Timpanogas Falls
The Upper of the 2 Main Timpanogos Falls

360 Google Earth Trail at the Upper Timpanogos Falls





Field of Tiny Forget Me Not Flowers with Timpanogas Mountain behind.
Field of Tiny Forget Me Not Flowers with Timpanogos Mountain behind.

Slow Motion Video of the Upper Falls







View of 2 of the Timpanogas Waterfalls
View of 2 of the Timpanogos Waterfalls

VIDEO SHOWING MORE OF THE WATERFALLS ON TIMPANOGOS MOUNTAIN






360 Google Earth Trail Walking to Lower Waterfall from the Area Above.




VIDEO OF THE WATERFALLS WITHOUT ALL THE AVALANCHE REMAINS







The Lower of the Timpanogos Falls


The Lower of the 2 Main Timpanogas Falls
The Lower of the 2 Main Timpanogas Falls

360 Video of the Lower of the 2 Main 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
The Lower of the 2 Timpanogos Waterfalls

COOL SLOW MOTION VIDEO AT THE LOWER FALLS






Lower Timpanogas Mountain Seasonal Waterfall along the trail to the top of Timpanogas Mountain
Lower Timpanogas Mountain Waterfall

360 Google Earth Trail at the Lower Timpanogos Falls









Bright Blue Flowers along the trail just past the Lower Timpanogas Falls
Bright Blue Flowers along the trail just past the Lower Timpanogos Falls

Yellow Flowers along the Timpanogas Mountain Trail
Yellow Flowers along the Timpanogos Mountain Trail

If you liked this post, I think you will also LOVE my post on my 
FAVORITE WATERFALLS IN UTAH.  

Check it out!


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also

Wire Pass Tee Pees  



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And if you are in this area in Early Spring, then  
GRAND FALLS might definitely need to be added to your list.


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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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