Sand Creek Waterfall
Sand Creek Waterfall is a rarely visited oasis
hidden deep in the redrock cliffs of Hell's Hole, which is located just
outside of Capitol Reef National Park. This adventure is a
great hike for all healthy adults and older children. The entire family will enjoy this wonderful
stroll through the junipers and redrock that ends at a magical
Circle of Friends:
Creek Waterfall is part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If
you would like more information on joining the "Circle of
Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
The Sand Creek Trail is
not difficult and can be completed by any healthy adult or older child in
average physical condition. No special gear is
required other than footwear suitable for walking over rough ground. The hike involves
walking approximately 1 1/2 miles each way with 560 feet of elevation gain.
will require approximately two or three hours round trip to complete. The
route is rated 1A I using the canyon rating system.
This hike should be easily accessible year round. Navigation
for this hike is moderate. The route is easy to follow, but a GPS or
good map reading skills and a detailed route description will be required to locate the actual waterfall as
it is hidden off the trail.
A high clearance 4x4 is required to access the Sand Creek
Trailhead. A high clearance 2WD vehicle will get you to within about 1 mile
of the trailhead. In other words, those with a 4x4 get to do a little less
walking. A shuttle vehicle is not required for this route. The trailhead is
located near Torrey, Utah.
Enjoy a short entertaining video of a hike to the Sand Creek Waterfall.