Sunday, July 9, 2017

3 Reasons Why You Should See Grotto Falls in Utah

Natural beauty and Utah go hand in hand. It doesn’t take long to figure that out! Bryce Canyon, Mt. Nebo, the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Moab, and many more like Grotto Falls in Utah are popular places for outdoor enthusiasts. The city of Provo is no exception, and one of the area's best attractions is the Grotto Falls in Payson Canyon. Grotto Falls Utah is not only a beautiful, natural gem, but the Grotto Falls trail itself is a fun hike! Here are a few reasons why you should visit Grotto Falls in Utah.

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Why Visit Grotto Falls in Utah?

1. The Falls

This is a given! Who doesn’t want to witness a beautiful waterfall tucked away in a Utah canyon? Accompanied by large rock formations on both sides, the falls are easily accessible. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful view, take endless pictures, or better yet, get in the water! It’s hard to find something more refreshing on a hot summer day than cooling off right under a waterfall!

2. Grotto Falls Trail

To get to the waterfall, you’ve got to make the hike first. Thankfully, the hike from the trailhead is short, easy, and scenic. Measuring only 0.6 miles, you’ll be at the falls in no time. It’s especially appealing if you’re taking the family! To get to the trailhead, drive along 600 East in Payson, UT, until the road turns into Nebo Scenic Loop Road. Drive seven miles up the road, and you’ll reach the trailhead. The hike takes less than an -hour and the trail’s elevation gain is under 200 feet. A short, easy hike that offers great views can’t be topped!

3. Surrounding Attractions and Trails

The Grotto Falls in Utah isn’t the only attraction found in the area. If you continue on Nebo Scenic Loop Road, you can take the Mount Nebo Scenic Byway! Enjoy the beauty of Utah Valley and the Wasatch Mountains all from the comfort of your car. The byway lasts nearly 40 miles, with no lack of breathtaking scenery. If Grotto Falls Utah is just a warm up for your legs, then head to Mt. Nebo, the tallest peak in the Wasatch Mountains. With an elevation over 11,000 feet, the Mt. Nebo summit should only be tackled by the experienced hikers. However, you don’t have to look far to find something that everyone can enjoy as there is plenty of great hiking in Provo.

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