Payson Canyon has a great child-friendly hike called “The Grotto.” It is up Payson Canyon about 6 miles and is then a short 10-20 minute hike up to a little area with a waterfall.
There are little bridges over the river and although the water is flowing fast, it is shallow. If you have not been yet with your children, this is a great hike for them. If there are no kids, there are harder parts of the hike including going up and on the mountain on a trail and you can climb up and over a rocky side to the top of the waterfall.
When it’s warm, pack a snack or lunch, put on some swim clothes, and let the kids play in the water!