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Providence Canyon Waterfalls
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Overview
Location

Providence, Utah

Sights

Huge rock quarry, 3 Waterfalls

Distance

A couple miles drive up Providence Canyon

Water Info

Bring 2 liters of water

Best Season

Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Lots of shade

Trail Condition

Dirt road. Passenger car can drive all the way to the quarry

Visitor Center

None

Camping

Yes

Food

Bring your own snacks and meals as needed

Equipment

Good hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses

GPS Coordinates

Mouth of Providence Canyon: 41.69248 n, 111.79359 w
First Waterfall Hollow: 41.68727 n, 111.74290 w
Second Waterfall Holow: 41.68819 n, 111.73670 w


The Trail:

Drive up Providence Canyon in Providence, Utah until you come to the giant rock quarry. For info on the very fun road read my Providence Canyon Trek. A normal passenger car can make it all the way with some care. It is a well maintained gravel road. Once at the quarry park on top and its a short walk to each of the three falls. On the southwest side of the quarry is First Waterfall Hollow. It is directly on the dirt road.

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First Waterfall Hollow Waterfall (3)

On the south side is Second Waterfall Hollow. This one is about a 3 minute walk.

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This one is also very pretty in winter.

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Then on the northeast side is Box Elder Hollow Waterfall. This one is the hardest to reach. Its about 10-15 minutes hiking or you could ride an ATV or Dirt Bike right to it. I have done both. The hike climbs but is very manageable. This waterfall is very tall. I didn’t realize how tall until I saw it from an ATV trail on the other side of the canyon. From right by the falls you can only see about 40 feet or so.

Box Elder Hollow Waterfall (3)

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Personal Thoughts:

I always drive up here a couple evenings a summer. It makes for a perfect picnic spot and is perfect for kids and family. If you enjoy seeing waterfalls then this is a very worthwhile drive.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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