Stewart Falls Sundance Trail
The Stewart Falls Sundance Trail is a scenic hike just outside of Aspen Grove, Utah. This trail is a highly popular route that brings hikers to the breathtakingly beautiful Stewart Falls. This trail is dog-friendly and a great place to explore the Utah wilderness with your favorite adventure pup.
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Route Description for Stewart Falls Sundance Trail
The Stewart Falls Sundance hike is a gorgeous route outside Aspen Grove, Utah. This trail is very popular, especially on weekends, so we suggest saving this hike for a weekday or arriving early if you are looking for some peace and solitude at the falls. The Stewart Falls Sundance Trail can be hiked all year round; however, this trail gets extremely icy in the fall, winter, and spring. Therefore, if you are hiking outside of the summer season, we strongly recommend wearing a set of traction devices such as microspikes for extra grip on the ice.
There is a very good reason for this trail’s popularity; this route is absolutely gorgeous, and the view of Stewart Falls will leave you breathless. The climb up to the falls is rocky and steep in some sections, but at the top, you will be greeted by a cool mist coming off of the falls that will refresh your body and soul. For an especially spectacular experience, we recommend hiking this trail in autumn when the surrounding forest is aglow with the colors of fall.
To hike the Stewart Falls Sundance Trail, start at the northwest corner of the Sundance Resort Parking lot. Cross over the North Fork of the Provo River at head southwest along the Stewart Falls Trail. Continue west along the Stewart Falls Trail for 2.9 km to the Falls themselves.
Take a long rest at the falls and admire their beauty before turning around and following the same route back to the trailhead.
If you are looking for a different way to access Stewart Falls, check out the popular Stewart Cascades Trail #056.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Stewart Falls Trail?
The Stewart Falls Sundance Trail is 5.1 km round-trip.
Can you hike to Stewart Falls in the winter?
Yes, you can hike to Stewart Falls in the winter, although sections of the trail will be icy and treacherous. If you are heading out along this route in the winter, bring along a pair of traction devices, such as microspikes or a pair of snowshoes after heavy snowfall.
Insider Hints for Stewart Falls Sundance Trail
- This trail gets very icy in the winter, wear traction devices and bring hiking poles.
- If you are hiking in the summer: wear good, grippy shoes that can get wet and keep a spare pair of dry socks in the car for the drive home.
- Keep an eye out for wildlife! Moose are commonly seen walking and grazing along this trail. If you do see wildlife, do not feed them and give them lots of personal space.
Getting to the Stewart Falls Sundance Trail Trailhead
This hike begins at the Sundance Ski Resort just 3.2 km west along highway 92 from Aspen Grove, Utah.
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