Stewart Falls is a very beautiful and popular hike up Provo Canyon near Sundance Ski Resort. It is popular, but with very good reason. It isn’t too challenging, but offers stunning views and an impressive waterfall. I especially love hiking it in the fall, but it is a gorgeous hike in every season. These were taken on September 19, January 18, May 2, and June 17.
These fall photos were taken in mid-September this year. This trail shares a parking lot with the family-friendly and beautiful Timpanogos Falls and the greater challenge of hiking Mount Timpanogos from the Aspen Grove Trail.
The fall colors were absolutely stunning!
This hike is four miles round trip from the Aspen Grove Trailhead, but it isn’t steep. It is beautiful throughout. Near the end you can see the waterfall.
Here is a June view!
If you turn around you can see a spectacular view of the canyon. Right now it’s full of color!
The June view is lush and green.
Stewart Falls is an impressive two-tiered waterfall that is over 200 feet high!
In June it is raging.
By October it’s slowed, but still beautiful.
I love a long exposure!
If you hike it in the spring, you may find snow that hasn’t melted, particularly if there was an avalanche. All along the trail there are curved aspens as evidence of previous avalanches.
About halfway along the trail that spring was a giant avalanche to climb over. This hike is doable for kids if you take it slowly.
Stats: Distance – 4 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 2 to 3 hours
Elevation gain – 646 feet
Difficulty – Moderate/Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks.
Bathrooms – At the trailhead
Seasons to hike – April – October
Permits needed – $6 fee paid at ranger booth (or National Parks pass)
Pets allowed – Yes
Other nearby trails are:
Bridal Veil Falls
Lost Creek Falls