Rock Canyon Cave Provo Utah in 360 Degrees


Rock Canyon Cave, Provo Utah
Rock Canyon Cave, Provo Utah

360 Adventure Rock Canyon Provo and Rock Canyon Cave

360 VIDEO INSIDE ROCK CANYON CAVE. 

Make sure you move around!

If you would rather have a 2D version to help you not get confused here is the link.


Rock Canyon is a canyon with crazy jagged cliffs and might not give the greatest first impression, but it is similar to many people in this way. This canyon is a treasure for those who chose to give it a chance. For those that give it a chance they find that the climbing, rappelling, hiking, biking, and other things it has to offer push them become stronger and a better version of themselves. I hope you can see the similarity in how giving people who don’t draw you in with their first impression might be a huge blessing in your life. It sure has been in mine. My favorite treasure here in the canyon is the cave. There are 2 other spots people think are the cave, but they are not, and I would be happy to share with you the real cave. Nice safe cave. Not too deep, just don’t try and go places that are blocked off, and make sure you have a great headlamp. Amazing Green Time activity you can do with your family. Hiking Heals...get your Nature Fix today!
  • About 1 hour South of SLC
  • Cave is up Rock Canyon about 2 miles just past 3rd Bridge 
  • Easy Hike, Level 1.   
  • Watch for the cute drinking fountain about half way up with cool mountain spring water and enjoy the fresh cool water.
  • Make sure you buy one of the headlamps below for a regular headlamp in the cave will not be strong enough.
  • Here is a pin link to the cave.  You will have to make sure you have a Good External GPS and a Downloaded Google map I believe to use this pin. 
  • Google Map Pin to Cave

Rock Canyon Cave Provo, Utah

 Rock Canyon is not about a beautiful river, or waterfall, it is about amazing rock formations and cliffs.  It is commonly used by climbers to traverse up these rugged mountains.  Utah is cool for climbers, for there is a coalition that has mapped out great places to climb, and then they send someone around each year to make sure all the rings to hook onto are safe and strong.  There are multiple spots on the map in this canyon that vary in difficulty.  This canyon is also well loves by those who love caves.  It has at least 3 caves on this trail and they are all open to the public to brave going in if you are gutsy and prepared enough.  The third one that is marked on google maps is probably the best.  It goes back 30-40 meters and descends 12 meters.  There is not any spot on in the cave where you have to get on your belly, it is just scrunched down walking.  Of course, like any cave, make sure you have an amazing head lamp and backup light, and buddy before going in.
The trail is gorgeous along the way.  There is nothing really amazing about the end of the trail.  The river bed is usually dry for about a mile up, but then it gets prettier for the water is not piped in and there is the sound of running water along the way.  There are 5 bridges you cross over on the way up, and a couple of off shoot trails that lead to various climbing spots or caves.  Most important thing to know about this canyon is to constantly look up.  The amazing mountains are what you are there for and watching cool climbers work their way up.  Don't miss it by going fast and looking at your feet. :)

Here is a Video of Me Finding the Cool Cave! 

The Funny thing about this video below, is that it is the first time I found this cave, and it is because I saw this total mountain man with the plaid flannel shirt and beard emerge out of the cave.
(Just click on the below box and the video will come up.)

And Here is When I Managed to Find the Trail to get to the Cave.

360 Google Earth Street View Trail AROUND Rock Canyon Cave




Please don't head in a cave if you don't have plenty of light, and back up lights.  This is a headlamp I would recommend buying to be safe going into a cave.

A headlamp in the backpack is always an important thing.  Sometimes hiking in the dark is planned and it is so enjoyable to hike down a trail and see the city lights below or a gorgeous sunset. Sometimes though the hike just took longer than expected and it is crucial to have.  Sometimes you might just be lucky and run across a lava tube or a cave and that is also a blessing to have a nice bright headlamp that will do a great job.  This headlamp has been amazing.  They are super bright, and just plug into the wall to charge (just don't leave it too long plugged in.





There are the 2 areas that are mistakenly thought of as the cave in Rock Canyon, but one is just an overhang, and the other is more of a crazy drop into an abyss. These are not the cave...find the cool one above!

ROCK CANYON TRAIL

360 VIDEO WALKING DOWN ROCK CANYON 

*REMEMBER THIS IS 360 Degrees so you need to move around to see everything.  If you prefer a 2D experience so I can just show you the cool stuff, click on this link.  



Notice in the video the Area by the Green Fence is a popular area for and easy rappelling experience. 

The Video above is in honor of Michael Sean O'Donnal a 42 year old male who fell off squeak peak and died here the day I hiked this, here is Rock Canyon. He died off squaw Peak on my right. As I hiked this trail this morning, the helicopters searched for him for over an hour. Life is fragile. Treat everyday like it could be your last, and each interaction as if it was that last memory of you that a person will always remember. 

Squaw Peak

Below is Squaw Peak.  You can drive up to this area, but there also a hike up to the top of Squaw peak that starts on the Rock Canyon Trail.  It is a hard trail.  Unfortunately on one of the days I hiked a 42 year old man Micheal Sean O'Donnal hiked and slipped. He somehow called a friend, but by the time the helicopter arrived he had fallen and was dead.  So if you head up to the top of this peak, go aware, go prepared, don't go beyond your skill level (remember it is easier to go up than DOWN) and BE CAREFUL!
Squaw Peak.  Area where Sean O'Donnal fell and died on July 30, 2019
Squaw Peak.  Area where Sean O'Donnal fell and died on July 30, 2019

360 Video of Another Beautiful Section of Rock Canyon

Make Sure you move it around so you can see everything.  If you would rather see a 2D Version and let me show you the cool stuff, click on the link below.  



Pretty Purple flowers along the Rock Canyon Trail
Pretty Purple flowers along the Rock Canyon Trail

As you study the mountains in Rock Canyon, you realize there are some interesting Fault issues going on.
As you study the mountains in Rock Canyon, you realize there are some interesting Fault issues going on. 

Wonder What My Hiking Essentials Are?  

Well here are my things I never leave home without in my backpack.  They are lifesavers.  For hard hikes I always have an External GPS going and a downloaded map.  I have this Aukey battery to make sure I never loose access to my GPS coordinates or map.   These are my current favorite Clif bars that I love for they give me the energy I need, and My camelbak and Hoka and hiking sticks are amazing team to help keep me moving.  





A 360 degree walk along the trail in the Early Spring.






Unique Fault line does crazy unique things to the mountains in  Rock Canyon
Unique Fault line does crazy unique things to the mountains in  Rock Canyon

Water fountain Up Rock Canyon Trail with Mountain Spring Water.
Water fountain Up Rock Canyon Trail with Mountain Spring Water.


More 360 walk up the trail.  Check out the gorgeous mountain on the left.




As I crossed one of the 4 bridges, there was a trail that went down to the river.  As I followed it, I was captivated by this unique wall and the plants growing out from it.  How they grow in those cracks, I do not know, but like people in difficult circumstances, I am inspired by them.
As I crossed one of the 4 bridges, there was a trail that went down to the river.  As I followed it, I was captivated by this unique wall and the plants growing out from it.  How they grow in those cracks, I do not know, but like people in difficult circumstances, I am inspired by them.



Below is another 360 walk across another of the Bridges. These are Bridges 1 and 2.




Between the third and the fourth bridge you want to watch for the cave, and the trail back to the cave is after the fourth bridge
3rd Bridge - After this watch for trails to get to the Cave.  There are trails around the 3rd bridge, and trails around the fourth bridge, or if the water is low, you can just cross the stream.
3rd Bridge - After this watch for trails to get to the Cave.  There are trails around the 3rd bridge, and trails around the fourth bridge, or if the water is low, you can just cross the stream.
The river around the Cave.  The first part of the Rock Canyon Trail, the water is all piped in.  It is refreshing when you get up higher and get to enjoy this cute stream during your hike.
The river around the Cave.  The first part of the Rock Canyon Trail, the water is all piped in.  It is refreshing when you get up higher and get to enjoy this cute stream during your hike. 
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If you love caves, here area some links to some great ones in Utah in 360 Degrees.

Of course there is the famous 

MAPLE CANYON LOOP TRAIL has either an overhang or a cave that had a cool ladder to climb up to it.  The ladder is currently broken , so if you bring some tools or ropes, you could also enjoy this cool cave.
Head over to post to see this cool 360 video
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TIMPANOGAS CAVE

 Link to Hike up to Timpanogas Cave

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or

SPANISH FORK CAVE/OVERHANG
















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