Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Grotto Hike

Day 6 of Summer Fun -
Gorgeous Falls with easy access
The Grotto is the next stop for us on our  
Summer Fun Family Tour
The grotto is a short hike in Payson canyon that is only .6 miles long and ends at a waterfall with an area for the kids to play in. In Springtime, the runoff will be higher than in the fall. Visiting the Grotto with children after a particularly wet winter would be wisest in the fall months when the runoff is lower. Where we had a low amount of moisture this past winter we are going in late spring.

Trail sign off the side of the road
The trail head starts here
A 2 year old hiked to the Grotto

Logs to navigate around the water
To reach the Grotto Trail: get off I-15 at Payson Exit 254, turn south onto Payson Main Street (State Route 77). Continue south until Main Street meets 100 North. Turn left and travel east to 600 East, then turn right, and follow this road south to the entrance to Payson Canyon and the beginning of the Nebo Scenic Loop. The trailhead is roughly 7 miles up on the left side of the road. Be cautious as this is a popular bicycle canyon.

Remember to Share the Road :)

Bring the kids swimming suits and shoes they can get wet. The kids will love this adventure and have a great time playing in the water. Plan on at least 45 minutes or longer if the kids want to play more.