family friendly hikes (Utah)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

aspen grove trail

We hiked Timpanooke Trail with the boys on July 24th since Adam had the day off.
We didn't start until after lunch and it was a hot day- I think mid 90's!
We were glad for the cloud cover at first, and cooling off at the falls later on. 
We only planned on making it to the first waterfall, about a mile in, since the boys are still young.
Someday we'll take them all the way to the top of Timp!
There were lots of butterflies on the trail that day.
Fun hike with my little family.

Riding the horse tree. 

Linc was filling his pockets with cool rocks- this was a few minutes into the hike- ha!
I finally convinced him to leave them by the trail and we could get them on the way down...

B R E A T H T A K I N G !
I was carrying a sleeping Franky after he decided he didn't want to nap in the backpack 
and Linc took a few breaks on the way down. We were a  good (slow) team.

Playing in the theater afterwards.

Directions to Mount Timpanogas (via Aspen Grove Trail):

From Salt Lake City, go south on I-15 to Orem 800 North (Exit 272). At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left and proceed east on 800 North (UT 52) toward the mouth of Provo Canyon for 3.7 miles. Take the left ramp onto East Provo Canyon Road (US 189). Continue up the canyon for 7 miles to UT92, the first left after the tunnel. Continue up UT 92, passing Sundance and the Aspen Grove Family Camp on the left. Pass teh Forest Service fee booth at 4.6 miles and enter the trailhead parking lot immediately on the left. 

We only hiked in about a mile, but the trail goes all the way to the top of Timp- 
a 13.6 mile round trip that should only be hiked by experienced hikers. 

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