the grotto waterfall

Summer is the perfect time to take the family up to the mountains and enjoy some time together in the great outdoors. Recently Wanderookie gave us 9 great ideas to cool off this summer and showed us some lakes, rivers, and splash pads. That’s one great thing about Utah. Not only do we have lakes and rivers, but we also have the beautiful mountains to escape into. And what’s more, there are even plenty of trails in the valley to use!

Here are some ideas of some great family-friendly hikes to explore:

1. Hike the G – Utah Valley

It’s steep but rewarding to get to the top.


2. Buffalo Peak: The Triple Threat Trail – Utah Valley

Enjoy a view of the lake, city, and mountain from this trail.


3. Ogden River Parkway – Ogden

This is a great trail to gauge a child’s interest and endurance in hikes.


4. Kanarraville Falls – Kanarraville

Water, shade, logs, ladders, and slides … the kids will love it!


5. Lisa Falls – Salt Lake

A short hike to unusual falls.

6. The Grotto – Payson

A shorter hike to a falls and a little area for the kids to wade in the water.

the grotto waterfall


  1. This is awesome! I’m totally trying this out this summer. I’ve lived in Utah my whole life and haven’t done this yet. Really excited about it!

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