We acknowledge that this trail is located on the traditional territories of Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Goshute, and Eastern Shoshone.
Nestled away deep in Heughs canyon is a beautiful waterfall that you must see. The trail itself follows a lovely path along streams and magical bridges, and we loved the towering rocks of the canyon itself.
We found some great lounge spots on the boulders by the waterfall. Perfect for a quick snooze or a snack break. Enjoy!
Getting to the waterfall itself is a bit tricky. You’ll reach a part of the path where you will need to turn right, and there will be a hill of boulders that you will have to scramble across. When you get to the end of that, turn left and keep going up! Keep going up until you can curve to the right and into the cove where the waterfall is! The trail is fairly moderate until the last 0.25 miles before the rock scramble. The trail gets pretty steep here, but worth the trek!
This is also a great hike for leashed dogs! Since dogs aren't allowed in the cottonwood canyons, this is a great alternative. There were a lot of dogs on the trail unleashed, so please leash up your dog if they can be aggressive.
We did this hike for the first time in the beginning of March when there was still some snow and ice, and it was beautiful. If you go in the winter, or early spring when there is risk of snow and ice, make sure to bring spikes for your hiking boots and poles if you need them! We are excited to do this hike again in the summer and see how the waterfall has changed.