Upper Provo River Waterfall

Provo River Waterfalls

Uinta Mountains

          A series of three impressive cascades on the Upper Provo River create a spectacular display. This small spot of paradise is accessible to everyone and a favorite of waterfall enthusiasts.

General Information:
Click Here for Google Earth KMZ file.Click Here for Topographic Map.           The Provo River Waterfalls are something everyone can enjoy. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon admiring the river. A very short Improved trail lead to the waterfalls making this roadside stop accessible to everyone.

          Afternoon thunderstorms are very common in the high Uinta Mountains so go prepared with rain gear. Because of the high precipitation mosquito's are common in the Uinta's. A mosquito repellent that contains DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is most effective.

          There is no navigation required for this route. The USGS 7.5' Map titled "Mirror Lake" shows the section of Provo River with the waterfalls. All waypoints and maps for this adventure use the WGS84 datum.

Use Fee:
Visitors who use recreational facilities along State Road 150 (Mirror Lake Highway) are required to pay a use fee. Visitors who do not use recreation facilities, are not subject to fees.

          Fishing along the Provo River is extremely popular. Small, dark-bodied flies and nymphs are productive along this stretch of river. Fish found in the Uintas include arctic grayling, brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, golden trout and rainbow trout. A Utah State Fishing License is required to fish in the Uintas.

Uinta Wild Flowers Provo River Waterfall

Trailhead Information:
          From Kamas, Utah follow Highway 150 east for 24 miles to the signed Provo River Falls parking area located at mile marker 23.9.

          From Evanston, Wyoming follow Highway 150 south for 54 miles to the signed Provo River Falls parking area located at mile marker 23.9.

          The parking lot is paved and contains an information kiosk and a pit toilet. Any vehicle can access this parking lot. Improved campgrounds are located nearby at both Trial Lake and Washington Lake.

Route Information:
          There is no route. From the parking area (N40 39' 27", W110 56' 44") walk east a hundred feet on the improved trail to one of several vantage spots along the river. Than kick back and relax.

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