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Farmington Cave – Farmington Utah
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Overview
Location

Farmington Canyon Utah – Northern Utah

Sights

Farmington Cave, Farmington Canyon

Distance

Less than 1/4 mile round trip

Parking Lot Elevation

5249 ft

Summit Elevation

5314 ft

Elevation Gain/Loss

65 ft

Time Required

Less than a half hour

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring bottle of water. Farmington Creek is down below the trail.

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Lots of shade

Trail Condition

Very worn trail

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

None

Camping

N/A

Food

Bring snacks if needed

Equipment

None

Don’t expect a cave at all.  It is just an alcove.

GPS Coordinates

Trailhead: 41° 0.022’N, 111° 51.978’W
Farmington Cave: 41° 0.052’N, 111° 51.928’W

Trail Map


Driving Directions:


The Trail:

Not really a cave but it has some historic significance with the early Native Americans in the area

Not really a cave but it has some historic significance with the early Native Americans in the area

This “cave” is simply just an alcove that goes in about 20 feet or so.   It is easily accessible from the dirt parking lot and the trail leads right up past the cave.

This cave has historical significance with the early Native Americans that were in the Farmington area.

It is nice to sit inside on a hot summer day but other than that this cave is not too exciting.

Farmington Cave


The Return:

Go back the same way you came in.


Personal Thoughts:

I was sorely disappointed when I was looking over official Farmington City maps and noticed that “Farmington Cave” was mentioned but it is really only a small alcove – talk about false advertising!  Still, the trail that is next to the “cave” is neat and goes far into the canyon. Trek Planner Logo

 

 

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Jeff Johnson
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