Farmington, Utah – Northern Utah
This Trek is located on Private Property!
I didn’t know it at the time (there were no “No Trespassing” signs, gates or any of the sort so I had no idea I was trespassing). Please do not attempt to go on this property or area without the permission of the land owners.
This is a very easy hike and readily enjoyed throughout the year during all seasons. On a warmer than usual January day I took to the trail and hiked up to Ricks Creek. I have heard my brother talk about this place so I thought it would be a good time to finally scout out.
Just above the falls you will see evidence of an old canal system that funneled the water down the hill. You will also see that it is vandalized with spray paint.
To get below the waterfalls there is a steep trail just below the main path you came up on. Below the waterfall provides an amazing view of how the water seems to shoot out from above and into the shallow pool below. The cold temperatures caused a giant ice pile to be formed at the base of the waterfall and the flowing water created a hollow chute down the center of the ice.
There is obviously much more water in the spring with all the snow melt but I was surprised at how much water was still flowing during the colder months.
Head back the same way you came.
This was a good hike and a great way to spend 1+ hours.