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Mossy Cave Trail

 10 votes

Length

0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


Elevation

93' 28 m

Ascent

-2' -1 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

6,926' 2,111 m

High

6,835' 2,083 m

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This popular scenic path follows a stream and ends at a small waterfall that cascades over a ledge.

Megan W

Overview

Features: Cave — River/Creek — Waterfall
Family Friendly: Short, easy trail with ample water features and interesting rock formations. Squeeze in some history by learning how Mormon settlers diverted the creek here using the natural landscape.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the parking area, travel over mostly flat terrain until reaching a bridge where you'll join the streamside path. Gain elevation gradually as you marvel at the hoodoo spires above the trail. After a slightly steeper section, you arrive at a fork. First take the left fork (southwards) up to Mossy Cave. This grotto was formed by an underground spring. Depending on the time of year, the cave features either moss or giant icicles.

Return to the trail fork and take the other branch heading north. You'll arrive at the top of a small waterfall that runs over a Dolomite limestone lip. The waterfall flows from May to October. This enjoyable trail is easy on the legs and great on the senses. Because this trailhead is accessed prior to the entrance station, you can explore this area for free without paying the park fee.

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May 22, 2018
Leonard Pennisi
May 5, 2018
Alex Bryden
Apr 27, 2018
James Ortmann
Apr 4, 2018
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Mar 28, 2018
Sara Eberly
Dec 31, 2017
Mai Tran
Dec 17, 2017
Cristi P
Oct 18, 2017
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  3.6 from 10 votes

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