It’s easy to picture vast deserts, red canyons, and snowy peaks when thinking about Utah. However, Utah has a surprising number of waterfalls. There are 600-foot cataracts, waterfalls in caves, slot canyon cascades you can raft, and falls with hot springs beside them. With all these choices, you might need some help narrowing down where to go first. These are the 12 best waterfalls in Utah for you to visit.
Faux Falls in Spanish Valley
Faux Falls gets its name because it was man-made when water was diverted from Mill Creek in 1981 as part of a water-storage plan that created Ken’s Lake, a reservoir used for irrigation in Spanish Valley. Despite its non-natural origins, the waterfall is no less beautiful and well worth the short, half-mile hike. The fall tumbles through sandstone into a swimming hole that is shockingly green against the red cliffs. Enjoy a shallow swim and explore the area up above the falls. Camping is also available on a first-come, first-served basis at Ken’s Lake near the trailhead.