Gloria Falls in 360 Degrees Little Cottonwood Canyon


Gloria Falls off Red Pine Lake Trail Little Cottonwood Canyon Salt Lake City Utah
Gloria Falls off Red Pine Lake Trail - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon


For your Nature Fix today, here is Gloria Falls.  When I think of the word Gloria, I think of Gloria In Excelsis Deo, which means Glory to the Most High God.  That is what I felt when I got to this waterfall.  Thank you Father for creating this magnificent work of art, it is truly magnificent!

360 Video at the Gloria Falls
Make sure you move around so you don't miss anything.  Of course the best way to watch it is in VR Googles and it will transport you there.  Just look up Gloria Falls ShaunasAdventures in YouTubeVR. 


Sunrise on drive to Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah
Sunrise on drive to Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

2D Version  of Gloria Falls Waterfall if you like that better.


Me in front of Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah
Me in front of Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

Information about the Trail

  • Trailhead is about 50 min East of SLC and 20 min up Little Cottonwood Canyon. It starts at the Red Pine Lake/White Pine Lake Trailhead. 
  • You start the trail and following signs for Red Pine Lake.  After you cross the bridge with no handrails, you turn left.  The trail follows the river, BUT if you stay following the river, the trail will get dangerous.  You want to watch for a sharp right switchback to take you up and around that dangerous spot, and then follow that trail to the falls. 
  • Hike is appropriate for kids 10 and up.  
  • Hike was muddy and slippery when I went, and I didn't expect snow in early June.  I was SO glad I had my hiking sticks, but I was wishing I would have had my Crampon (Spikes) also for my shoes.  They would have been super helpful.  

Going on this hike, I would definitely not go without these.  You will love them!


Below is the Trail I traveled to Gloria Falls.  Notice how any time I tried to get down to the river too early, I ended up heading away from the river to get up to Gloria Falls.  

Map for trail to Gloria Falls
Map for trail to Gloria Falls

Tiny Planet Version of Gloria Waterfalls. 



Panorama of the Mountains During Sunrise in Little Cottonwood Canyon
Panorama of the Mountains During Sunrise in Little Cottonwood Canyon


Right now there is so much turmoil in the world.  I hurt for people who are so caught up in anger and darkness than they can't see beauty and love anymore.  I have been surprised lately that I keep finding shapes of hearts on my journeys.  I think they are meant to calm my heart and to forward that to you, to remind me to tell you that God really does love you.  Please look for it, for he wants you to know that. 
My Heart Shape rock found by Gloria Falls...God sending love again.
My Heart Shape rock found by Gloria Falls...God sending love again

If you have extra time to walk up White Pine Lake or Red Pine Lake trail, the views of the mountains in Little Cottonwood Canyon are Breathtaking!  

Mountains by Gloria Falls up White Pine Lake Trail
Mountains by Gloria Falls up White Pine Lake Trail


Gloria Falls Waterfall Little Cottonwood Canyon by Salt Lake City Utah
Gloria Falls Waterfall Little Cottonwood Canyon by Salt Lake City Utah


River on the way up to Gloria Falls, Little Cottonwood Canyon off Red Pine Lake Trail
River on the way up to Gloria Falls, Little Cottonwood Canyon off Red Pine Lake Trail

River on the way up to Gloria Falls, Little Cottonwood Canyon off Red Pine Lake Trail

Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon
Gloria Falls Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah 



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